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A cookbook for the non-Atkins generation
on 24 December 2003
I've had a copy of this book now for nearly 5 years and I think I must have tried 80% or so of the recipes. One thing that distinguishes this book from any other is the honesty of the narrative. Nigel Slater sounds like he wrote the book as he was actually doing the cooking itself, throwing ingredients into a pan with carefree aplomb.
All of the recipes are full-fat, no-mess good wholesome food. My particular favourite is dauphinoise (ie posh) potataoes with smoked haddock. An absolute joy of a side dish. Also try the fish with parmesan crust and Tom Yam Gai soup.
The only thing that it lacks is photographs. Sometimes you have to hope it looks like it should, and a few more photographs would help.
That aside, none of the meals have gone wrong and I use the book regularly, even now. Highly recommended.