Kirstin: We’ve been spoiled. First Diana Henry, now Alison Roman.
Maureen: It’s so refreshing to have two good months in a row.
Kirstin: I loved this book because there are no many recipes I would cook again and again. Though she did have a lot of red-meat recipes, which I didn’t like so much because we’re trying to avoid red meat for environmental reasons.
Maureen: I thought there was a good array of interesting dishes. Her salad game in this book was particularly strong, but most of all, I like her philosophy that we don’t need to stress too much when we’re having people over for dinner.
Kirstin: I like the way she writes the recipes. She does it really well, I like the order in which she tells us to do things.
Maureen: She seems to do things in a logical order, which is not always true with all recipes.
Kirstin: Also, fruit with meat! She’s converted me.
Maureen: She seems lovely and laid back, which you can see in the recipes, which is why I liked them so much.
Kirstin: It was just delicious and great.
Overall Grade (A- F): A solid A (Kirstin) A (Maureen)
Grade for Photography (A-F): A. “It’s my favourite photographer so it’s great.” Favourite Recipes: I have so many favourites that I can’t choose (Kirstin) Harissa-Rubbed Pork Shoulder (Maureen) Any Disasters? Yes, unfortunately. Spicy Pork Meatballs (Maureen) Foccacia (Kirstin)
Bookshelf or Charity Shop Donation? Kirstin: Bookshelf. Easily accessible. Maureen: Bookshelf. Obviously.