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Fabulous food and an excuse to experiment - a real adventure!
on 13 January 2008
This book is absolutely FANTASTIC! The recipes, mostly from West Africa, range from very simple side dishes, that you could add to more familar fare, to complex fish, vegetable and meat dishes. All are clearly described and well illustrated (i'm no great chef but like to experiment in the kitchen and, having received this book just 2 weeks ago have already tried 6 or 7 of the recipes. All of them have turned out successfully - as far as I can judge - and all of them I will definately make again). There's also a nice section at the beginning explaining what some of the more unfamiliar basic ingredients you'll need to find are. BUT there is so, so much more to this book . . . you'll need to go out and visit those stalls in the local market that you were never brave enough to approach and find out how to judge the ripeness of a 'Plantain', choose your 'Yam' as well as find some extraordinary new ingredients like 'Egusi', 'Gari' and 'Palm Oil' that'll change your kitchen forever. . . and might just change your life.