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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Roden winner, 21 Jan 2013
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This review is from: The Food of Spain (Hardcover)
I am disappointed to read criticisms of Roden's style of cookery book - both this one and her Jewish one include interesting background information in depth; there are still plenty of recipes, and those I have tried work. Like it or not, we have moved away from the pure textual style of Elizabeth David's day, with just a scattering of tasteful engravings; today photos of dishes are de rigeur; landscapes are something else if overdone, and frequent pictures of the smiling author (Nigella...) unnecessary beyond the dust jacket. In Roden's case the overview of Spain's diverse culinary heritage is valid, and to some extent the illustrations point up this diversity.
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