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3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not great..., 17 Sept. 2009
This review is from: Economy Gastronomy: Eat Better and Spend Less (Hardcover)
I watched Economy Gastronomy on TV and eagerly awaited the arrival of the cook book. I was a little dissapointed as a lot of the recipes seemed a little strange and many seemed time consuming. However, having given the book a good shot and cooked many of the recipes, I found the following recipes to be the highlights...

Coronation Chicken - sublime just fab served with warm naans and mango chutney as suggested
Pumpkin cannelloni - quite unusual but a great use for a pumpkin and delicious!
Onion bahjees - easily the best recipe I have found for them, light and not oily
Garganelli pasta

The absolute highlight though is the poached salmon with 'never-fail' hollandaise...just superb, the salmon was moist and succulent and this was the only hollandaise I have ever made that wouldn't split!

In short - when this book is good (i.e. that salmon), it's really good. However, there are large number of duds that I would never ever cook (hot dog hot pot? lambs' kidneys? rabbit casserole? baked potato with lamb?). Plus you can find all the good recipes for free on the BBC food website or by googling 'economy gastronomy' (loads of the recipes are on the guardian website).
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Initial post: 5 Sep 2011, 11:01:55 BST
darkfrankhs says:
Why are the dishes you mentioned no go's?

Posted on 28 Oct 2011, 22:31:20 BST
J Treen says:
I cooked the rabbit casserole tonight and found it gorgeous. What made it a dud in your eyes?
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