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4.0 out of 5 stars Knowing Your Meat, 23 Sept. 2010
This review is from: Hix Oyster & Chop House (Hardcover)
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Crikey! There seems to be a "celebrity" chef lurking around
almost every corner these days. First the restaurant(s), then
the TV appearances, then the book. The risks of overexposure are
legion as Big Sweary Mr Ramsey is currently realising to his cost!

Mark Hix is a good cook. His eatery, Hix Oyster and Chop House,
(ahem - ONE of his restaurants) near London's Smithfield Meat
Market is a very nice place to spend an evening. The food is
very good, the staff friendly but not overbearing and the prices
fair for the fayre on offer. The eponymous book is very nice too.

Mr Hix makes robust food. Solid ingredients transformed into
dishes to please the eye as well as fill our bellies. Jason Lowe's
photographs are mouthwateringly vivid (albeit tending a little bit
too much towards orange and green for comfort at times!).

The recipes are relatively easy to follow but some of the
ingredients would be a little hard to source at my local Co-op
(Not too much Ling, Thornback Ray or Freshwater Crayfish in
evidence!) but he is also able to work wonders with the humble
ham hock and piece or two of huss to balance the extravagance!

Mr Hix is particularly efficient with meat. The section on
butchery is particularly helpful and interesting. Vegans beware!

Perhaps the most spectacular and bizarre dish in the book is
the Chicken and Lobster Pie. The photo of the noble crustacean
bursting violently through the crust, as though trying desparately
to escape, is particularly alarming! A sort-of posh Stargazy Pie!

I've got my eye on the Slow-Roast Breast Of
Veal and Rosemary Sauce for Sunday lunch.

Yum Yum!

Recommended.
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The Wolf
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Location: uk

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