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Not bad, but there are better books to buy.
on October 27, 2009
If you love her show, you may be tempted to buy her book, just like I was. I must warn you though, unless you are dedicated to using this book, it will probably wind up on your shelf collecting dust.
1. The recipes are not bad and can be made pretty well. The taste of some of them is actually good.
2. They are very healthy recipes.
1. The recipes are in metric, so for Americans, you will need a conversion chart or will have to do calculations. But if you really like a recipe, you can just write down the American measurements in the book itself, so you will only have to do calculations for a recipe once.
2. Most of the recipes require ingredients that CANNOT be found in most big chain stores. For many items, you will have to track down a health food store, a World Foods, or a specific retailer that carries what you need. This is NOT a book that you take to Walmart, grab your stuff and go. You WILL have to hunt down some ingredients. Some of the ingredients, I guarantee, you will never have heard of; many times I found myself looking at a list of ingredients and thinking, "What the hell is a ______?"
3. Some of the recipes taste like crap. I'm not going to lie. She LOVES using leeks. If you don't like onions, you're not going to like leeks. It's basically a gigantic green onion. She also likes using fish. If you don't like fish, you're not going to be a happy camper.
This book is not bad, but it's not great. If you are typical a overweight Midwesterner, you are probably not going to like this book very much. If you are really dedicated to ONLY eating the recipes in this book, you will lose weight. But you are probably not going to like it.
You might want to save yourself some trouble, and look somewhere else.