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Unsuitable for a domestic cook
27 September 2018
I really love "The Dairy" in Clapham for its wonderful and creativ up-to-date food. So I was looking forward to receiving this book by Robin Gill.
Although it looks much like a love affair for the author and his team it's very likely that it's useless at home. All recipes are extremly complex and difficult. The vast majority of them needs special ingredients. When it comes to the mouthwatering pudding section in the book things even get worse: Most ice-creams include ingredients like "Trimoline" or "Sosa Pro Crema Cold 100". Searching for the later one you notice that Sosa sells this stuff in 3kg pots but you only need 30g for ice-cream... This really doesn't make any sense for doing things like this at home!
Complex recipes for home cooks also need timelines for doing these at home. What can I prepare well in advance? What to do at the very last moment? Gill doesn't give any advice on this either. See how "The Square"-cookbooks do it and you know what I mean.
"Larder" is a nice read or a fine book for the coffeetable but most useless even for an ambitious home cook.