Shop now Shop now Shop now  Up to 50% Off Fashion  Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Listen in Prime Shop now Shop now
Customer Review

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great surprise!, 24 Jun. 2012
This review is from: What's for Dinner?: Easy and delicious recipes for everyday cooking (Hardcover)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I'm always wary about celebrities who try their hand at writing a book whether it's a novel or a cookbook. But in the case of this book I was pleasantly surprised from the first page.

The book is divided into 8 chapters. We have one for each weekday, Weekends, Cornershop and Sides. Within each chapter is a mix of recipes and snacks for lunch and tea as well as a few for puddings and breakfast.

Every recipe has a full page, colour picture to show you exactly what you're cooking. This is a definite plus point from me as I dislike books where there are only pictures for every second recipe or none at all.

The recipes are so easy to follow. They tell you how many people the recipe will feed, your preparation time, cooking time and it states whether leftovers can be frozen. The ingredients list is in grams (for the most part) and the steps to complete the recipe are concise and clearly numbered.

At the top of the recipe there's a little blurb that explains the reason behind the recipe or just simply tells a little story. There's not too much of this and they are fairly amusing on occasion.

Some recipes have time tips, baby biz (to make it edible for babies), storage stuff, kids stuff (to make it suitable for kids) at the end which is a nice extra.

Other than recent books by Bill Granger (Bill's Basics and Best of Bill) I don't think I've come across a cookery book where I can honestly see myself making a good deal of the recipes. The recipes are down to earth and tasty with none of the usual 'fancy for the sake of being fancy'. My mum has even borrowed my copy and I doubt I'll see it back for a while. Highly recommended for both the novice cook looking for great family meals or the experienced cook looking for something simple to whip up for the family. 5 stars.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]


Review Details