Not just for the coffee table,
This review is from: The Good Food Guide: Recipes - Great Dishes from the UK's Best Chefs (Paperback)
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At first glance the book appears to be a bit elitist 'foodie' and more suitable for the coffee table than the kitchen. If you take the trouble to look at the recipes in more detail you will find many dishes that are achievable by the home cook.
For the most part the chefs are classically trained.These skills combined with a passion for finding the best ingredients enable them to produce food which puts them at the top of their profession.
So don't leave it on the coffee table take it into the kitchen and give it a go.