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Give us a break Sophie
on 9 October 2000
After catching some of the series on TV I decided to purchase the book. I'm so glad I got it at this reduced price from Amazon as the book has left me a little dissapointed.
The chatty stlye is welcoming and friendly but why, oh why, does Sophie have to keep banging on about the quality of food in the Med? So, they can grow really ripe tomatoes and peppery basil but I only want to be reminded once that I live in windswept old Britain not in the sunny Med. Unfortunately not every one of us had the same upbringing as good old Sophie!
My 'favourite' recipe is the Rocket Pizza. Sounds interesting until you read that it is a tomato and mozzerella pizza with a handfull of rocket on the top. Please, this recipe deserves a '2/10, could do better'.
The only thing I have tried so far is the Lemon Tart (fantastic lemon flavour), I could have got the recipe from the Radio Times!