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  1.  An assembly guide rather than a cook book.


    I'm not sure what I was expecting from this when I ordered it but having received my copy this morning I'm a little underwhelmed. Take the "recipe" for the Quesadilla as an example: Basically this is "take 2 tortillas and some grated cheese, heat in a pan". The majority of this book seems to be a result of someone looking at an item and then listing what they see before offering very basic cooking advise, the section of a tuna mayo sandwich and a cheese and onion sandwich are borderline laughable. The recipe for pizza involving bought bases takes it a little far though - do people really need help with this sort of thing?

    Amongst this abundance of strikingly obvious recipes on half-empty pages there are a few interesting entries such as the bake in the oven doner kebab, southern fried chicken etc so all is not completely lost. What is lost is the pictures in the book, there are only a few line drawings at the start of the chapter and while I know I bought the paperback a few images wouldn't go amiss.

    If I had the time again I'd just get the recipes I want from the many free resources online and save money to buy ingredients with. My biggest upset is that I bought the soon to be released second book at the same time, I wonder if I can cancel?