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NOT ENOUGH PICTURES,
This review is from: Baking Made Easy (Hardcover)After watching her show I was totally taken in with the whole look and feel and the fact it was EASY. I bought the cook book, and although I am looking forward to making 4 of the recipies today, I am very disappointed at the lack of pictures of food in the book. There is not much to inspire you when you are flicking through for something that takes your fancy. You can literally go 20 recipies and there might only be 3 accompanying photos of the completed dish. There are, however, plenty of photos of Lorraine, as gorgeous as she is, I would rather see the food. Please please please can we have more photos in the next book. Lorraine even says in her show that she always photographs what she makes, and there is a beautiful looking scene of her with her camara taking a photo, SO WHERE ARE THEY. Bit dissapointing, but still love it.
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Initial post: 22 Jan 2011 16:51:42 GMT
Jen M says:
I agree that cook books should have a photo of each recipe so that you can see what you are aiming for. However, I am thoroughly enjoying the TV series and am tempted to buy the book despite this, as she does make it all look so easy. At least I will have seen the completed recipes on the television.
Posted on 29 Jan 2011 21:22:14 GMT
I'm not sure how many photo's you were expecting but a photo every other page is quite sufficient for me. Brilliant book from a true genius
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Feb 2011 11:38:36 GMT
Fool on the Stool says:
ie. Desert Section, 22 recipes and only 7 pictures. Sweet Treats, 14 recipes only 6 pictures. Etc etc. I like to know what the finished product is meant to look like and ideas on how to present it. That is, afterall, the reason you would buy a cook book, for inspiration. As a standalone book it does not inspire but bought along with watching the programme it works very well.
Posted on 8 Feb 2011 10:00:55 GMT
Richard M. Ward says:
I'm particularily surprised there is no photograph of the three-tier-cake when it was professionally photographed as part of the episode it was made in!
Posted on 8 Feb 2011 10:21:35 GMT
Border Reiver says:
Me too. I would have liked rather less pictures of the cook and more pictures of the food. Half a page would have been a large enough size for a picture then they could have given us rather more recipes.
Posted on 24 Feb 2011 02:14:47 GMT
! Aesop - Sam says:
Posted on 25 Mar 2011 18:13:54 GMT
Thanks for your review. I won't be buying the book due to missing pictures.
Posted on 23 Sep 2011 08:24:33 BDT
D. Dorr says:
I completely agree, if it is the first time you are making something a picture of what it is supposed to look like help enormously. If I wanted to look at models I would buy Vogue as I want to bake so I bought a baking book. Have been put off trying many of the recipes due to this and don't think I would buy her next book.
Posted on 4 Oct 2011 13:06:03 BDT
Hazel 444 says:
Thank you - I won't be buying it either for this reason. The whole point is the 'made easy' title and a visual reference is essential for a less confident cook.
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