Top critical review
I do not recommend this book, unless you are wealthy and have a lot of free time to go shopping in Asian food shops etc.
on 23 March 2015
Should be called the make Anthony Worrall Thomson money cookbook. I have a hugely extensive global spice, herb and dried foods cupboard, and even I do not have all of the stuff he uses in this book. I would surmise that it would cost the average household cook between £200 and £500 perhaps even more over time, to buy all the non usual foodstuffs, herbs, spices etc that most folks wouldn't even dream of buying, let alone regularly buying; if they followed all the recipes in this book. The premise and promise of the book is great, but he has failed to tailor it to the 'common man' and the common mans budget; especially of one on a diabetic diet. If you have loads of dosh and a flare for the exotic, buy it, if not go elsewhere to get inspiration for your diabetic diet. The reason I bought it was that I am a newly diagnosed diabetic chef and it was recommended by Diabetes.co.uk, I shall know better next time they review menu books.