7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5 Michelin Stars,
This review is from: How to Feed Your Friends with Relish (Hardcover)
I love reading recipes but this is the first ever recipe book which I have said down and read cover-to-cover as though it was a novel. I didn't mean to it was just absolutely wonderful. Joanna Weinberg has such a lovely way with words that you not only want to invite all your friends round as an excuse to sample her recipes, but you'd really like it if she could come over too.
She has recipes and advice for ever occasion and (so far) everything I have attempted has come out perfectly. I am a particular fan of the deconstructed cheesecake (delicious and easy) and Manuela's Ginger Chicken (ditto).
The other wonderful thing about her recipes is that they somehow (and I haven't quite figured out how she does it) allow you to be calm and collected when your guests arrive. I am terrible for sweating away in the kitchen while everyone else awaits their meal but with Relish, everything is all ready to go and I have time to throw on some makeup (she even gives tips about such essential preparations).
The only thing I would say is that this is very much a girls' book - which I personally think is a good thing. I think it makes an excellent addition to any girl's cookery book shelf - buy it for yourself, buy it for your Mum and sisters, buy it for your friends. I cannot recommend it highly enough.