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Buy if you love food,
This review is from: Formulas for Flavour: How to Cook Restaurant Dishes at Home (Paperback)
Bought this book solely because Heston Blumenthal wrote the foreword for it which, in my opinion, is a damn good start to any cook book. But....don't think of it as a cook book as such. Yes there are a shedload of amazing recipes that you will want to make and yes you will be inspired to get in the kitchen. But the beauty of this book lies in it's approach to food. Campbell, in his introduction, basically tells you to experiment and offers a range of ideas for each component of the dishes. If you usually follow recipes to the letter, I don't think you will fully appreciate how good this book is. A must have for anybody who believes you should live to eat as opposed to vice-versa.