Maureen: Well. I have to say this is his best book in a long time. But that’s not saying much as the last three books were terrible.
Kirstin: I have to agree with you, Maureen. But it still wasn’t very inspiring.
Maureen: As Tim described it, it looks interesting but is totally superfluous, which I thought was a good description of the book.
Kirstin: I think he’s trying to do the whole slow food thing because none of the recipes were tried were particularly quick but also they weren’t worth the effort.
Maureen: I think it was mixed. I really loved some of the recipes, which were really, really good. The curry was amazing!
Kirstin: Yes, that’s true. That was a good recipe. Would I make it again though? Not sure. Also I kept seeing the marinate for two hours much too late in the day. So if you’re going to use this book make sure you check if it needs marinating.
Maureen: I agree. A lot of them were marinate or this takes 8 hours of resting. They were definitely weekend recipes.
Kirstin: That’s exactly right.
“Jamie’s Comfort Food”
Overall Grade (A- F): Kirstin C. Maureen: C. Better than his recent efforts but still just an average book.
Best recipes: Kirstin: Prawn curry pot noodle. Maureen: Super Schnitzel.
Grade for Photography (A-F): B. There was way too much padding and way too many pictures of Jamie. I wasn’t very keen on the paper quality, but I know that is just me.
Any disasters? Maureen: Yes! The gnudi were an utter disaster.
Bookshelf or Charity Shop Donation? Low rotation bookshelf.