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Nice photographs of Italy,
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Some great photographs of the two chefs and Italy, in fact more photographs of the chefs than their food, not all of the recipes have pics. I have dozens of cook books and this is one I will very seldom use recipes for rabbit and goat kid etc. Maybe be half a dozen things out of the full book I will use. Highly recommended if you like photography but not as a useful cook book.
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Initial post: 12 Nov 2011 19:22:20 GMT
I agree that the 'Look Inside' feature is nice, but it has its limits. So what I have started doing to prevent such unpleasant surprises, is to walk into one of the chain bookstores on High Street, sit down with a book that interests me and flip through it. When I get to the end I know whether it's up to my standards. Then I usually buy it from Amazon. But I must admit that I like the photography of country and people. It helps put the recipes into context with their roots. I also like the recipes using lesser known ingredients. I find this book is refreshingly different to most volumes on Italian out there, which are mostly reruns in different packaging. :-)
In reply to an earlier post on 3 Dec 2011 14:47:39 GMT
If you always buy from Amazon you'll eventually find the High Street shop is no longer there for you to browse. I can understand wanting to look before you buy (so many recipe books are all gloss and froth - I reckon a book is a good buy if I get from it two recipes than I use again and again) but maybe it would be more honest to use your local library for checking out a book. We need to be using libraries more if we aren't going to lose them too.
In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2012 16:14:01 BDT
If High Street shops cannot stay competitive in price then they will inevitably go the way of the dinosaur. As the consumer, 99.9% of us will look for the best deal. There is nothing morally wrong with going to a bookstore to buy a book and then buying it at a place that gives you a good price. If a bookshop cannot keep their prices at a level where someone in their shop want to buy a book after looking at one, then that's ultimately not the consumers fault.
In reply to an earlier post on 22 Feb 2013 12:16:46 GMT
It's unrealistic to expect a small shop to match the prices of a global company such as amazon,sure I buy from amazon but also small shops,hopefully that way we will keep the choices that we have at present.
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