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Tiny and well, odd.
on 19 September 2016
This is a rather strange little book, or booklet,, really, printed by Amazon, with a few black and white photos to liven things up a bit. It has both imperial and metric wieghts and measures, plus a handy conversion chart, and seems to be a print of something transatlantic.
The use of a can of condensed mushroom soup in a couple of recipes certainly seems to have American lineage. Courgettes casseroled in tinned soup, anyone?? Well who knows, might be awesome.
One recipe is for " Nightshade Thai curry" which was a bit of a shock, but the book asserts that this is ' just one of the local names for Aubergines'.
Really? Gosh! Interesting! I wonder where?
And cooking tinned, therefore already cooked, chickpeas for 8 hours to make hummus? Why would you do that?
The "skinny" element seems to come from using low fat cooking oil spray and what it calls' low- fat " butter"' spread". And something intriguingly called " reduced sugar honey". Hmm.
Mind you, using evaporated milk in macaroni cheese doesn't seem too 'skinny' to me.
And do you really want to make a potato and onion omelette in your slow cooker???
I have given one star, just for the rum bananas recipe...but it's something I take 5 minutes to make in the frying pan, not an hour in a slow cooker.
The oddities would have stopped me buying this from a bookshop. But the postage cost makes it not worth returning and anyway the conversion chart will help with the other Amazon slow cooker book I got at the same time, which is entirely American.
I shall stop now lest the review gets longer than the book.