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Don't buy the kindle version. It's formatted wrong. The ingredients for the recipes are in a box above the instructions and the writing is tiny. When you try to change the format the instructions enlarge but not the ingredients. Unless you have xray vision, like me you won't be able to read the ingredients which is rather a complete waste of money. Shame because some of these recipes sound amazing.
Do not purchase this in Kindle version. The ingredients for each recipe are so small that it's impossible to read them, and altering the size of the typeface only affects the instructions and not the ingredients. In other words it is completely useless. I would like my money back, but don't know how to achieve this.
Although the soup recipes in this book look very good, I bought the Kindle edition thinking like other cook books I would be able to use the search function to search for all soups using that one ingredient. However, in this edition, the ingredients list for each soup is in the form of a picture rather than a text field. These pictures contain unsearchable text. So unless the soup has the ingredient as part of the recipe title you cannot use the search function of the Kindle to reveal all of the soups that use that ingredient you have in the fridge that you want to use. I'm disappointed quite frankly.
The book looks very nice, and my second hand copy was in excellent condition. However, the recipe selection is a little disappointing. It was bought as a gift for a person who likes making soups, and he will not be trying rather a large number of them. There are some that contain expensive ingredients that he would not buy for a soup, such as grouse.
There are quite a lot of sweet recipes that can only be called "soup" because they have a liquid consistency - most people would call them desserts. There is also a recipe for paella, which is not soup at all. There are other similar examples of not-really-a-soup in this book.
Brilliant book. I switched my lunchtime eating habits last year in order to aid weight loss. This book has so many recipes I haven't got near to making all of them but the 150 or so that I have made have been excellent.
Top tip - it is unlikely that you will make a soup every day but by following the months through you can easily find in season veg to make something from that section.
I reserve a special amount of despise for companies that cash in on such a simple and cheap product however I tip my hat to New Covent Garden Food co for sharing their recipes, it's up to you to not be so lazy with your cash now. I would re-name this The Soup Bible!
The ingredients list is in the form of an illustration, which is too small to read on a normal kindle paperwhite. Enlarging the general text doesn't help - the ingredients list still stays too smal and impossible to read even with my stronger glasses, so I have no idea whether the recipes are any good as I can't read what's in them! Totally useless - I would send it back but didn't look at it for a day or so so too late. Maybe a good book but don't buy it for kindle.
Important! The ingredient text is very small, almost impossible to read. You need to highlight the ingredients box by holding your finger on it, then magnifying it to make the list legible. I'm sure many people know this, but there will be some, like me, who didn't!
For many years I have had one Covent Garden soup recipe. I have cooked it over and over again as it is delicious and uses my surplus spinach. Now I have another 364 to try. All different! Not variations on a theme. As a gardener I often have surplus veg, this book gives simple and delicious ways to use them
Unlike some I have had no problems with the Kindle version, but I'm using an Android tablet and Kindle App which is so intuitive it never occurred to me that there could be a problem. It works on iPad too. The recipes are wonderful and easy to follow even for me, I can't use all of them being vegetarian. However so far chicken soups have been amenable to substitution, Osem Chicken Flavoured Stock for the real thing and Linda McCartney products for the meat. I like that the soups are seasonal, as an autistic I find it impossible to make the soups on the wrong days so soups I want to use again within a year I transfer to a notebook.