DAY by Bill Granger
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Review written by Hub-UK
you ever pay a great deal of attention to a book title?
Is it something you read without really taking in what
you have read? If this is you then read the title of
this book again . . . yes, that's right it says "Every
Day" and that sums up what it is - a recipe book
for every day.
of the first things I do when I get a new cookery book
is skim through - like a big kid, I just love to look
at the pictures! And I have to say there are some great
pictures, the few I have chosen to show not doing them
justice at all.
are nice quotes spread throughout the book . . . Grangerisms?
sure you don't overcook the squid - you don't want rubber
make the book feel friendlier as if Bill is talking
to you while you peruse his recipes. There is no holier
than thou attitude - if tinned organic lentils will
do, then use them. Although, being someone who enjoys
his bed and hates early mornings, I am not sure I agree
with him when he says "What's
that old saying? That the man who is up early owns the
world? It's so true."
I certainly agree with him when he says "to
see food as one of life's great pleasures"
. . . Bill Granger is undoubtedly a person who loves
his food and that very much comes across as you read
through the book - it is a recipe book you can read
and it follows a clear pattern throughout as it takes
you through every day from Monday to Sunday.
is a Southern hemisphere / Pacific Rim influence to
many of the recipes which brings a freshness to them,
especially for those of us living in the Northern hemisphere
. . . and these days most of the ingredients used are
common to our own supermarkets.
me breakfasts are either the traditional English breakfast
or more often than not some toast, a croissant or two
or a bowl of cereal. Bill Granger takes breakfast to
another level - a slice of toasted Apple, Dried Cherry
and Almond Loaf! There are plenty more examples where
that comes from - he breathes life back into a meal
which has become a chore for a lot of us.
are some really great photographs and this
has to be my favourite
has a great attitude about what the kids eat and how
they should be fed. When you read what he has to say
it all makes good sense and it is nice to see a chef
acknowledge that kids eat too. "I believe it's
really important to develop your children's palates.
After all, they are going to be the people you are sharing
meals with for the next twenty years."
the book is entitled Every Day it still perhaps takes
you by surprise when you turn the page and there is
a section dedicated to Packed Lunches. Don't be misled
though, you will just love the simple idea of Stewed
Apple with Blueberries and Yoghurt or Cheat's Pizza
. . . yes, these are for the lunchbox!
is very human in his approach and in the way he addresses
his reader. "Just like everyone else, I often
find myself in the supermarket at 5 pm, zoning out in
front of all those shelves and thinking "What on
earth am I going to make for dinner?"
contrary to the image created about celebrity chefs,
they are just like you and me when they are at home
. . . "Nothing beats the smell of garlicky seafood
pasta filling the house" - I would go along
just love the way Bill endorses the things I do and,
as a professional, doesn't look down his nose at us
mere mortals. "I love the whole idea of mixing
some good take-away foods with a few dishes I make at
all here, from food for the kids, to food for dinner
parties, to barbies, to curries. There is something
very much for everyone and for Every Day of the week.
Not to mention religion, "I've tried wine with
Indian food, but nothing beats a cold beer, drunk straight
from the bottle."
the Sunday roast is included as well, if with a little
twist, together with some interesting soup recipes.
Go on treat yourself this is definitely one for the
kitchen shelf. If I ever get to Sydney I shall be dropping
in at bills!
you are looking for a dish to impress your dinner guests
or something to please the family you have to go out
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19 October 2006
Hub-UK : firstname.lastname@example.org