Maureen: I liked this book, almost everything we tried was good, but I feel bad that I didn’t have a chance to try more recipes.
Kirstin: Me too.
Maureen: The thing I liked about this cookbook is there were a lot of good dinners that could be made on a weeknight that were delicious but didn’t require a lot of effort. I can see going back to this book again and again.
Kirstin: She’s like the modern-day equivalent of Nigel Slater.
Maureen: I agree.
Kirstin: I hate to say this, but I liked her other books more. This one had a lot of fruit with savory dishes, which I don’t like. That’s just me, but that also means there were a lot of recipes that didn’t interest me.
Maureen: I can see what you mean. I think I liked it better than you did, but I still don’t think it’s flawless.
Kirstin: I would like for her to do a fish book. That would be amazing.
Maureen: If she did a fish book, that would make Fish Fridays that much easier. We had lots of good fish out of this book. The salmon, in particular, was great.
Kirstin: I’m looking forward to her next book. She’s always a treat.
Maureen: Nigella said, “This is everything I want from a cookbook,” and I have to agree.
Overall Grade (A- F): A (Maureen) B (Kirstin)
Best recipes: (Maureen) Flourless chocolate cake.
Grade for Photography (A-F): B
Any disasters? (Kirstin) Goan fish curry. (Maureen) Orzo with lemon and parsley
Bookshelf or Charity Shop Donation? Bookshelf.
Would you give this to a friend? Yes. It’s got a good variety of recipes and they (mostly) all worked.