Anna: I’m not sure about this book. I mean really it’s a bunch of friends who have got together and put their recipes down in a book, but you can kind of tell. They’re just sort of weird recipes.
Kirstin: I thought I would get the hang out of the layout, but no. This is a mess of a book. The pictures are rubbish and I couldn’t find anything. There were upside down pages and a whole load of ice cream recipes that I found by accident folded inside. All very twee, but useless as a cookbook.
Anna: Are there any recipes you would do again?
Kirstin: Maybe. But actually I hate the book so much, I probably wouldn’t pick it up again.
Anna: I think I’d do the turkey bolognese again.
Kirstin: There were three pages of desserts. That was it. And to be fair, I might use it for the barbecue pages, but I’d probably pick up Bill’s book instead.
Anna: I think you’re right there.
Kirstin: It totally left me cold. Which is mad, because I love their chain. I walk across London for their chicken salad.
Anna: Well I think the point is that these recipes weren’t by Allegra McEvedy and she devised the food for the restaurant.
Kirstin: Would you pick up Leon 3, should they make it?
Kirstin: Me neither.