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Awesome, beautiful book!,
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This review is from: The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life (Official UK Edition) (Paperback)
I ordered this book having read the 4 hour body and expected something similar. But this book isn't similar to any other book I've read. First of all, you have the quality of the book itself. Plenty of beautiful, fun pictures, decent quality pages etc. I was surprised to see that the hardcover, when you remove the sleeve, has the exact same cover as the sleeve itself. However, most people don't buy books for the pictures, and let me assure you this book doesn't disappoint. The book is logical and the recipes seem easy to begin with. I didn't think that within a day of reading it I would be preparing a meal involving lamb shanks!
But one of the best things about this book is that it isn't just a cookbook. In my initial flick through, I learnt how to capture a pigeon in a park, the principles behind learning Spanish (or any other language), and how to memorise a deck of cards in a minute. Not yo' mama's cookbook!
I would definitely recommend this book. If there are any drawbacks whatsoever it might be that Tim's average audience earns an above average salary, and so to do everything as recommended you have to be willing to spend a few quid here and there.
Other than that, as I say, the book gets top marks for both content and presentation.