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Its time to get back to pure flavours & basics....no more foams..please!!
on 12 December 2011
'"It is time to get back to basics and rediscover the pleasure of simple food"' - Alain Ducasse
There are so many fresh, delicious ingredients found in nature - but how many of us use them to their full advantage? Chef Alain Ducasse, presents an abundance of delicious ideas.
`Nature', however, is not written for the professional chef. It is, and it certainly presented as a genuine attempt to provide simple, healthy recipes, albeit with a bit of French flair, which will be well within the grasp of the average home cook.
Because when people think of French food, they often imagine laborious recipes that are loaded with butter and cream
But with a little help from the phenomenon that is Alain Ducasse he helps you rediscovers the pleasure of simple food, and presents delicious French food without the fat or the fuss. includes over 190 easy-to-make creations.
Ducasse shows the subtle wonders of a wide range of delectable flavours, giving pride of place to fruit, vegetables and cereals, which are sure to leave you feeling great. Featuring delightful line drawings, mouth-watering food photography, and with Alain's useful snippets of advice peppered throughout the book,Nature is more than a recipe book: it shows another way to enjoy food that is more natural & healthy. (as seems to be the new thing of the "Moment")
The only negative comment that I would say is that the recipes themselves are attractively laid out, but rather than using a separate ingredient list, the ingredients are highlighted in coloured print in the text, now I can see some benefit in this approach - for one you have read through the recipe at least once to make sure that you have noted all the ingredients - but it seems a deviation from the norm which in the end serves no real purpose. I would also add that in some cases there needs to be more contrast between the text and the background for the highlighted words to really stand out.
But that is a small detail that hopefully only slightly irritates me.
But on the whole a fantastic read...
Enjoy...Lovers of all things simple & Delicious