5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Doing without Delia: Tales of Triumph and Disaster in a French Kitchen (Paperback)
I loved the book - it really made me laugh and the author's enjoyment and fulfilment in doing the course shone through. It's also a book that I've re-read in parts quite frequently for sheer enjoyment, and the author comes across not only as the ideal dinner party cook but also as guest. That said, the recipes were a bit unnecessary, and the book would have benefited from providing more of a critique of the school and its approach to cooking. The "manifesto" at the end could also have been expanded, although that might have sat rather uneasily with the light-hearted nature of the rest of the book.
Anyone tempted to follow in the author's footsteps should realise that taking the same courses would incur tuition fees of over 22000! That's on top of living costs, and at the end of it you are qualified to work in a kitchen on the minimum wage!