Kirstin: I got so excited about this book when it arrived yesterday, I saw loads of recipes that I wanted to do. But then today I started reading it more carefully today, and I decided it looked horrible.
Maureen: What’s so horrible?
Kirstin: It doesn’t look like the kind of food I’d want to eat. It’s all very worthy.
Maureen: I know what you mean. It’s all very basic. There’s nothing really clever.
Kirtin: Also, I don’t know if we can trust his timings ever again.
Maureen: Fair enough. I think the last two books scarred us for life. But I think the interesting thing about this is that he acknowledges all the staff who work for him, and who probably wrote all the recipes. There’s tons of people pictured in the last few pages.
Kirstin: Well, I’m looking forward to his next book.
Maureen: Thinking about it, he hasn’t written a good book in a long time.
Kirstin: The last good one was when he went around the world.
Maureen: I agree with the premise of the book. You can’t fault him for wanting to have people cook more.
Kirstin: Yes, that’s true. He will definitely be knighted at some point. He will be Sir Jamie.
Maureen: I wish he would make more aspirational recipes.
Kirstin: I wish he would just make tasty ones.
Maureen: Fingers crossed the month won’t be as disastrous as we think it might be.