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on 29 April 2013
What a disappointing book - I loved Gizzi’s Kitchen Magic – a great book full of yummy recipes so had high hopes for this book. I also read an article before buying it where Gizzi was annoyed about being lumped alongside domestic cooks and was keen to impress that she is a CHEF, not a cook. Well this is the least cheffy book possible, unless the skill involved in putting avocado on toast is more complicated than I imagine.
It is beautifully presented, Gizzi looks fab as always and it's a very quality publication but here praise ends - it's the epitome of style over substance.
As mentioned previously the concept is a selection of low cal recipes for weekdays and then a section of weekend goodies and feasts. The low calorie recipes are totally unoriginal and unimaginable and TOTALLY UNINSPIRING- there's absolutely nothing wrong with them but nothing you haven't seen before. I made the the yogurt chicken curry and it was nice, nothing special. Some of the recipes in the 'feasts' section look tasty. In her 'skinny section she puts the calorie content of each dish but in the feasts just puts a sinful rating. If youre going to do the whole calorie content thing it would be better to do it all the way through the book.
The first time I've bought a book then thought - 'I don’t earn money to spend it on books like this! '