4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
One for the bookshelf rather than the worktop.,
This review is from: Spices (Hardcover)
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I think there are food writers you just get and those you don't. Personally, I tend to get along well with recipes by Jamie, Delia, Hugh, and Anjum Annand. Alice Hart is my new best friend. But the recipes of Bill Granger, Nigel Slater and Gordon Ramsey never seem to cut if for me. I'm afraid Sophie Grigson seems to fall into the second group too.
I liked the look of this book very much and couldn't wait to give some of the recipes a go. But I have largely found them to be merely OK. This is not necessarily Sophie's fault. As I say I think individual cooks seem to get on better with certain food gurus than others.
If Sophie is already on your radar than this might be a great addition for you. I do like the notion of a book divided up by spices rather than meat/fish/veg or starter/main/dessert. Spices are often thought as merely a flavouring but of course they are what gives the main character of many dishes.
A beautifully presented recipe book I wanted to love but only really admire.