15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Read the recipes carefully,
This review is from: Leiths Cookery Bible (Hardcover)
I really like this cookbook, it's the only one I own that I go back to again and again. It would make a great buy or gift for someone who wants to learn to cook but doesn't know where to start. The lack of photos makes the book seem dull but I've come to prefer it, there are no cheffy presentations to make me feel inadequate!
I've knocked it down from a 5 to a 4 because I've come across errors so obvious I have no idea how they went unnoticed. Take the Spaghetti Bolognese entry for an example. It tells you you'll need a 100g/14oz can of tomatoes. 14oz is 396g! In the same recipe there's no mention of celery in the ingredient list but the recipe says 'Add the onion and celery'.
Despite the errors I still recommend this book. Just be sure to read both the ingredient list and recipe thoroughly. If you find an error you should be able to use your judgement to make the right call.