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Pretty pictures but no substance
on 12 June 2011
I'm new at preserving but am very adept at cooking and home-made wines. I bought this on the strength of the reviews here. The pictures are really beautiful and very plentiful but I must admit, some of the recipes I wasn't quite expecting, as in, prawn, aubergine and pepper curry, sausage and chutney picnic puffs and queen of them all, sausages, mash and onion gravy. I don't really see a place for these in a preserving book but that's just my novice's opinion. I definitely wouldn't recommend this book to anyone who's a novice like me I'm sorry, unless you're looking for pretty pictures. I needed far more in-depth information on preserves, pickes and chutneys, so, disappointingly, I'll be seeking out a second-hand Let's Preserve It, as I think that one seems to have the information that I need. Well, I hope so anyway.