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The books has colorful pictures and is well organized, but so many recipes require special herbs or spices that are not commonly used and are difficult to find here in India. They are also only used in one or two of the book's recipes so even if they can be obtained, the spices and herbs are likely to sit on the shelf unused most of the time. That limits the usefulness of the book.
The main problem (for me) with most of the cookbooks is impulse buying after seeing a chef showcasing a recipe from hers or his cookbook. Normally I would take some time to review such book and this was such case as well. Initial reflection was somewhat lukewarm, couple of interesting recipes but nothing outstanding. Having browsed though this book few times now I have made some and book marked other interesting recipes and filed this one under a "keeper".
Bought this as a gift - has a great range of recipes. While the book claims each recipe will take 30 minutes or less, I believe the cooking utensils required (e.g. the book claims a blow torch is an essential kitchen utensil) may not be suitable for every person looking to make delicious meals in a short amount of time. Would recommend this for more experienced chefs who have a lot of kitchen supplies available.
Bought this book as gift but after a quick flick through the pages iv had to order another copy for myself. Exciting recipes and well set out pages with clear instructions and pictures. Four stars as having only just had the original copy arrive I haven’t been able to attempt any cooking yet but sure once tried and tested it will be worth 5.
Great book with lots of recipes to try (often there’s only a couple in every book). Not given five stars as the lentil burgers seem to be vegan (according to the ingredient list) then suddenly need beaten egg!