3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Not a typical Gary Book...but absolutely superb recipes,
This review is from: Great Fast Food (Hardcover)
I have to agree with a previous comment about this having the feel of not being penned by Gary himself, it certainly does have a womans own/asda magazine style of recipe in it. I feel Gary has just put his name to this rather than actually writing or even knowing what is in this book.
However, i have so far tried about a quarter of the recipes and i have to say they really are superb. They are fast, contain simple ingredients, can be made easily during weeknights (all under 30 mins) and taste absolutely fantastic. Favourites include Creamy pea soup with crispy bacon, chicken sald with strawbs, smoked cod chowder and mexican bean soup. The only one and i mean only one which has just been ok is the cauliflower & sweet pepper soup, everything else ab fab and will defo be made again. There are 220 pages and they are fantastically laid out, a recipe per page with a great colour photo.
I am the owner of around 40 cook books (mostly celeb chefs) and this i have to say is one of my favourites, i prefer it to his new british classics i'm sad to say as he obviously put a lot more effort into that one! I love cook books and just keep buying them cos i like to see them on the bookshelf, i havn't used half of them yet, but this one will be used til i've done all of the recipes and then i'll come back to them. If you love cook books then i'm sure you won't be disappointed with this, the only reason i gave 4 is that i don't think it has been penned by Gary.