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If it ain't broke !
on 29 July 2011
I was very disappointed when the last edition went out of print.Apart from the fact it was a paperback I loved as it was just the most comprehensive and foolproof cookery book I have ever used. I was reduced to hunting around NW London charity shops for a copy for my daughter (I did find one in pristine condition for £) I ordered several copies of this new edition for me ,my daughter,daughter in law and as gifts but have to stay I don't think this new version is an improvement .
Firstly ,as a previous reviewer has noted ,covering the book with White fabric is just ridiculous
Secondly, the print is very small and the ink used for the print is a very hard to see grey. What is wrong with black?
Thirdly, I frankly could do with out the French and the somewhat pretentious (and dare I say old fashioned) rules of etiquete for a dinner party. this is a kosher cook book for goodness sake!
like many kosher cooks most of my serious cooking is done just prior to shabbat and the festivals . whilst I can and do adapt recipes from many other sources, from a kosher cook book I want recipes that can be prepared in advance and won't spoil if reheated or kept warm for a bit . recipes which require loads of last minute fiddling around with are not much use to me.
Having said that this book is still worth buying just don't throw your old copy away .