Top positive review
Fresh, balanced and interesting recipes but some minor irritations ....
9 November 2018
I thought that I would give this book a whirl after purchasing his '15 Minute Meals'. So what do I think of it? Well .....
- Most of the 'recipes' contain both a main course (with side dishes), and a dessert which is a nice twist
- The recipes are balanced and very nutritious with the gratuitous use of fresh ingredients which I like
- Jamie, unlike other celebrity chefs, utilises pretty normal ingredients that you'll either have in your cupboard or can easily buy
- There are plenty of recipes for vegetarians, fish and meat lovers
- The recipes are varied - ranging from pasta, currys, salads, soup and risottos etc
- The 'Contents' page is bizarre. It consists of two pages with long lists of recipes on both, with no easily discernible sections (see photo). It took me a while to realise that the change in text colour had some loose meaning; Green text is vegetarian, purple is Italian, orange is chicken and fish, and blue is red meat.
- There is no way that these meals can be cooked in 30 minutes. He says that you need to organise all of your equipment beforehand, but to me, this IS part of the meal preparation.
- The 'method' is rather odd. Instead of telling you how to prepare each dish in the recipe and letting you decide the order in which you would like to make them, he lumps them all together. This means that you are preparing them all at the same time, so you are jumping from one dish to another constantly.
Still a good book though, with some tasty recipes.