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A masterful work unlikely to be bettered,
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This review is from: The Square: Sweet (Square: the Cookbook): 2 (Hardcover)
This is the second and concluding part of recipe books by Philip Howard and does not disappoint: it is, actually, a tour de force. In reviewing the savoury cookbook, I suggested that many readers may find it difficult to replicate a good few of the recipes it contained: this was not a criticism, merely an acknowledgement of the author's mastery. While the recipes in this book are no less excellent, they are much more accessible and will seem easier to reproduce. Great care has been taken to explain and provide instructions at every step of the way from overview and planning to timings and execution: in this respect, both books are exemplary and a cut above many cookbooks you can buy. As usual, the food photography is first class and everything about the book shouts out "quality." Anyone interested in great cookery and wanting to try to produce food of excellence should get this book on desserts, if only to try and perfect a few of the recipes that it contains. Together, savoury and sweet, they form the best cookery books I posses and I have well in excess of 200. The recipes are challenging and not for every day, but definitely sometimes, especially when it matters, then you will be glad to have a book like this to hand.