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3.0 out of 5 stars Impractical but incredible, 27 Dec 2011
This review is from: Bought, Borrowed & Stolen: Recipes and Knives from a Travelling Chef (Hardcover)
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Under the guise of a food-of-the-world book, we are treated to what can best be described as a culinary autobiography. My better half, who is a brilliant and far-too-modest cook, has gone through this to try and find some recipes that I will manage, and frankly, hasn't. The selections may be interesting and unusual, some variations on what may seem utterly mundane, but they are also perhaps a little too far away from the norm for all but the most adventurous chef. And, whilst the way these are presented is fresh, the choices are impractical : they are either expensive, difficult to source, or fiddly and time consuming to prepare. If you don't have a job and plenty of time, then certainly, it's an attractive choice, but this book isn't designed for people who work, or have children, or don't have access to a major culinary megastore in their reach. Not for the average cook, but for a culinary machoist. Good luck. You'll need it.
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Mr. M. A. Reed
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