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Neither Complete nor Concise
on 1 October 2012
As a counter to all the reviews waxing lyrical about this book,try looking up sous-vide.
The editors appear to have done little more than run a spell check and removed the OMGs and LOLs which the current review staff surely would have inserted.
Definite and indefinite articles are missing from sentences. Opinion creeps in where there should be fact.
Wasabi is not a rhizome but a "rhizome actually."
Dishes are neither hot nor very hot but "really hot."
The sympathetic entry for haggis discusses swede but omits the other 30% of the dish, the tatties.
Perhaps a simple slip while cutting and pasting.
Hang on to your copy of the original version if you have one or get a second hand one.
Update a few years on: Just noticed, never looked at it again until today, unlike previous versions this edition has no images. No pictures or diagrams. If you want to know how the English and French cuts of beef differ you are on your own. New entries such as for "Brix" are infantile and utterly useless. Really awesome not.