Maureen: I like that Gizzi’s Healthy Appetite is not lots of weird health food.
Kirstin: I think she really excells at the Asian recipes. They were all ace.
Maureen: Cynically, I feel as though she’s jumping on the Ella Woodward-Hemsley Sisters bandwagon with the name of this cookbook.
Kirstin: No, that’s not it. I think she’s doing something slightly different. She’s saying you can eat well, but you don’t have to eat horribly. She’s doing something differently from them.
Maureen: You’re right. Though a recipe for spiralizer spaghetti did sneak in there.
Kirstin: The thing I love about Gizzi is she obviously loves food. It was such a joy.
Maureen: Following on from Jamie, which was completely joyless, this was good.
Kirstin: Yes absolutely.
Maureen: My only complaint was she did that cheffy thing where she uses lots of bowls and steps when there’s probably a simplier way of doing it.
Kirstin: I didn’t do any of the complicated recipes
M While the recipes were good, they all involved a decent amount of time. There were hardly any recipes for weeknights, when you’ve only got half an hour or so to get dinner on the table.
“Gizzi’s Healthy Appetite”
Overall Grade (A- F): B (Kirstin) B (Maureen)
Best recipes: Kirstin: Korean rice. Maureen: Beef bourginoun.
Grade for Photography (A-F): B.
Any disasters? Maureen: The epic disaster that was Black Velvet Cake.
Bookshelf or Charity Shop Donation? Kirstin: Bookshelf, but not high rotation. Maureen: Same