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4.0 out of 5 stars Some fantastic desserts, 22 Oct 2012
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This review is from: Food You Can't Say No To (Hardcover)
I have a number of Tamsin Day-Lewis' books and it would be fair to say that this isn't the best of them but it still has some great recipes, albeit I don't think I'll be using them on a regular basis. Probably the best part is the chapter entitled 'Sweet Things' - fabulous desserts like white peaches in Moscato with zabaglione ice cream; several lovely sorbets - elderflower or passion fruit, coconut and lime; pear & blueberry tatin or lemon & coconut cream tart.

There are a couple of good menus: firstly there is a birthday menu of baby courgette salad, insalata tricolore, egg pappardelle with mushroom & marsala sauce and to follow figs in raspberry sauce with hazelnut ice cream. The other is a New Year's Eve Dinner with an Indian theme which ends with a particularly nice trifle.

Other good recipes are potato gnocchi with asparagus, olives & tomato which looks so fresh on the plate; red salad (based on Camargue red rice with chillis, tomatoes, etc); hot greek filos; maqluba, a sort of tarte tatin made from layers of tomatoes, rice, lentils and aubergine; fillet of venison/lamb with spiced aubergine charlotte (the latter is excellent on its own); primavera & prosciutto pie; a wonderful dish of red romano peppers in a cream sauce, and another dessert in the form of passion fruit posset.

The list of ingredients is sometimes very lengthy but this is not necessarily a sign of complicated recipes: preparation is generally straightforward and most ingredients easy to source.
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