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The Surf Cafe Cookbook: Living the Dream: Cooking and Surfing on the West Coast of Ireland
The Surf Cafe Cookbook: Living the Dream: Cooking and Surfing on the West Coast of Ireland
by Jane Lamberth
Edition: Paperback
Price: £17.99

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars unique and interesting, 11 Dec. 2012
now , im not the best cook, but i surf, and have done for 25 years, i also film a hell of a lot of cooking shows,which you will have seen no doubt,and i looooove eating. so i was at first hugely skeptical about yet another shabby-chique-rustique cookbook. not to mention using surfing as a vehicle-"how trendy and ridiculous" thought i!

i couldnt have been more mistaken, the book is a treat and pleasure to flick through or delve deeper when the eye is caught.
the recipes are mostly simple to follow and not filled with a million ingredients that you will never own.
lovely photos,( these i have seen and done before-soft backlight, narrow depth of field stuff, but hey , it works and the food looks very appetising)
but also fun tricks with design, and some great surfing /skating iconic images
lovely little stories,
and most importantly for me anyway, the book is not at all pretentious.sure it looks good, and its a bit chic, but its the real deal, these guys live the cold damp dream in ireland,not everyones cuppa, but they have found the magik and warmth and hospitality and fun and joy of the irish and of surfing and of food and of cooking and eating and laughing, and managed to beautifully illustrate, photograph and package it all into one neat book.they have created a unique and interesting book, and i highly recommend it.

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