Top critical review
Try to look past the layout...
on 15 November 2014
A preview copy of the book never got sent to me, and now a year later I hold in my hands a copy of a book I would been half tempted to tell people to avoid at the time.
The recipes are generally as good as you might expect but the book itself is marred by a truly awful choice of colouring/design. It's an 'unfriendly' book to read and inconsistent with its tone - one moment assuming you know when the chlorophyll has stabilised and in another assuming that the reader doesn't know what panko is.
At first glance you would think it was a recipe book from the 90's or very early 00's - or something a child played around with on a DTP/paint program. I dislike everything looking the same as much as the next person but, when it gets in the way of the message, and spoils the usability and enjoyment perhaps someone should have stepped in and said something at the publishing house
3 stars for the content
1 (or zero) for the design