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Must try harder !!!,
This review is from: Jamie's Great Britain (Hardcover)
I've bought most of Jamie's books in the past (all except Ministry of Food and the Red Nose books) and really enjoy cooking recipes from all of them...until now!
I was given this book as a birthday present and opened it in anticipation of reading some interesting recipes, that would make my mouth water as I read them and I would be trying to find time to cook them for myself...and then found a recipe for a bacon butty. What did that say to me? Lazy! On looking further through the book, a lot of the recipes are re-hashed from earlier books or just plain lazy - omelete anyone? One Pan Breakfast? And some of the recipes are just old recipes with different names - Kate and Wills Wedding Pie = Beef and Guinness pie.
There are a few recipes I would like to try, such as Empire Roast Chicken and the Guinness Lamb Shanks but, overall, I would have liked to have found more than 2 dishes I would want to make, from a book that advertises "Over 130 reasons to love our food"
Sadly, this is one cookbook that will unlikely see the light of day again. And I will be more cautious in the future when purchasing any more of Jamie's books.
Do yourself a favour - search his website before buying this book. You'll probably find the few recipes you would want to cook already there for free !
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Initial post: 29 Oct 2011 12:48:35 BDT
i couldnt agree more.....i think Jamie must have been too busy in the states when his teamed hacked this together. such a dissapointment.
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Nov 2011 11:02:23 GMT
Mr. Colin J. Brown says:
I am a bit disappointed with his TV Show,so I will not be buying this Book.As has been said before some Recipes have appeared before.I think,in a lot of cases,the Show could be sub Catagoried "Jamies` Takeaway" Section".Especially when he returned to London.
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Nov 2011 11:09:04 GMT
i thought it was a bad when he stated he has never used tomato ketchup before in a recipe......its bizarre how i was making (and loving) his bbq rub sauce all summer which included a bottle of organic ketchup.
no idea what is going on in jamie world :/
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