Category Archives: *British

Cookbook Review: Heston Blumenthal at Home

My rating: 4 1/2 stars

Molecular gastronomy for idiots. Unleash your inner gadget whore!

Heston Potato2


  • Makes a home cooked meal taste better.
  • Lots of online demos and advice from Heston himself


  • Makes a home cooked meal take three times longer to prepare.
  • Lots of proof reading errors (hence the need to rely on the online demos)

But how does this book cook? READ MORE AFTER THE JUMP read more »

Cookbook Review: Great British Food – Canteen by Titcombe, Lake, Clayton-More

 My rating: 3 1/2 stars


In a desperate search for “great british food”, I came across this title and had to press buy.
To my suprise its a small, beautiful volume. Very small.

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Cookbook Review: Jamie’s Great Britain by Jamie Oliver

My rating: 3 ½  stars

(3 for taste, 4 for trying)

An epic tome dedicated to that oxymoron –  “British Cuisine”




Jamie’s done a tremendous job of compiling Great Britain’s signature dishes into one giant book. The problem is, the food tastes pretty crap. read more »

Cookbook Review: Clarissa’s Comfort Food by Clarissa Dickson-Wright

My rating: 3 1/2 stars

In my quest for “Great British Food” (a fool’s quest to some and an oxymoron to many) I stumbled upon “Clarissa’s Comfort Food” in a discount bookshop. read more »

Cookbook Review: British Baking by Peyton and Byrne

My rating: 3 1/2 stars

5 for style, 3 for substance  – the recipes did not taste great.








This book is like David Beckham – sexy as all hell – but such a shame he has to talk…

It is easily the most beautiful cookbook I have ever seen.

It IS the new Britannia (circa Tony Blair / pre- GFC) – cool, whimsical, Kate Moss meets Coldplay, “keep calm carry on” …

Alas, when it comes to communicating, something goes slightly out of kilter.

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Cookbook Review: Nigella Kitchen by Nigella Lawson

My rating 4 stars

 by Cookie McBookie

Nigella is the perfect foodie – crumbs fall off her lips and ricochet off her massive bossoms back into her plummy mouth.

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