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2.0 out of 5 stars Too many odd recipes, 26 Mar 2013
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This review is from: The Complete Nose to Tail: A Kind of British Cooking (Hardcover)
Very disappointed in this cookbook. Be warned it has loads of very unpractical recipes with ingredients you
will never find in a supermarket...or even want to try, like trotters, pig ears, offal and pigs heads. Yuk.
Ingredients page also very small print and hard to read.
Forget it unless you work in an abbatoire and have access to unused bits of pig, which quite frankly the average
home cook and family would not want to eat anyway! Very similar to Heston's Fat Duck cookbook ,looks good
on a coffee table but impractical to actually follow any of the recipes, unless you are trying to get on Masterchef! Avoid!
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Initial post: 29 Mar 2013 12:55:22 GMT
D. Reece says:
Which part of the title did you fail to understand? And in what way did you think The Fat Duck Cookbook would be suitable for home cooks?

Stick with Nigella and her pouting.

Posted on 4 Aug 2013 12:07:11 BDT
M. Ellis says:
It is this culture of only eating prime cuts supplied by supermarkets that has led us to a food supply crisis - breeding animals only for prime cuts is wasteful and pretty sick. Also, maybe if you shopped in butcher's rather than just supermarkets, you may be able to find the ingredients. Certainly, I have been able to find the ingredients in butchers and markets. Let's face it, people buying this book will know who Fergus Henderson is and the ethos of St John. 100 odd years ago, a book of this nature and the recipes in it would not be unusual to anyone. And in response to the other person who commented here, I believe one of Nigella's favourite snacks is pigs ears...

Posted on 16 Oct 2013 12:29:25 BDT
This idiot is obviously a troll.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Sep 2014 20:12:00 BDT
James Cowin says:
It makes you wonder if they have ever tried pig's trotters and the like. If they have they would realise what a treat they are if cooked correctly. Fergus is a legend in the industry if they had googled his name or that of St John they would have known what the book was about and bought some thing by Jamie or Gino instead!!
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