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5.0 out of 5 stars If you are a child of the 60s this book has our food memories in one collection, and the photos are tempting to eat, 27 Oct. 2011
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I have read many reviews and this one has a good selection, Thank You Alice and Toodle Pip who say pretty much all, as do the other 5 star reviewers. Why add to good reviews, well why not, I bought this as I loved reading The Evening Standard and Lyndsay was the Cookery Writer then, her recipes worked and I have the yellow cuttings safely scanned these days... Oops sorry ... this book was published and I got my copy straightaway and read it on the train home that night and no it was not a late train and I didnt need a Big Mac but I laughed at the comment in review above, thank you.... my poor family suffered the Do you remember your First BFG? and you can guess the rest, it was a dinner party discussion point of months the "Do you remember your first Prawn Cocktail, Steak Garneeee (sic) and BFG ?" I loved the memories it evoked for me of meals out as a child with my Parents at a local Taverna in Newbury I was no more than 8 and its those memories of having Canelloni and Lasagne and Crepes Suzettes, and at home I remember Consomme (which was not quite me at 8) and Sole Veronique, Tomato Salad and Vinagrette Veg with dreaded chopped egg and ruddy parsley and gorgeous Oranges in Caramel; these are all here along with a favourite of today Saltimbocca pork is gorgeous escalloped if you prefer not to use or simply dont like (Rose)Veal its a book of memories, beautifully written, today it would lack photos for some, but I have those photos in other books and magazines from the time so I enjoy the read....I am going to get a bottom drawer copy for my God Daughter, she loves reading and cooking and Calamari Fritti, and Gammon and Pineapple probably my fault. I have added a link to The Taste of Mey a recently published book that is another book of the same genre again beautifully produced and there is a review on that too on Amazon, take a look at that if you love this book. That has the infamous Oeufs Drumkilbo or Eggs Drumkilbo in it, The correct recipe too with only 4 diced hard boiled egg, see earlier noteon diced eggs but it works....God Daughter gets that book too, she likes Eggs Drumkilbo even with gelee on top,my fault again. I am going to do the Pork Pie Recipe from TPCY, it contains the Jelly bit which Delia's doesnt, I bet it works. A Taste of Mey: Recipes and Memories Inspired by the Castle of Mey
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