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3.0 out of 5 stars Original recipes, but measurements are way off, November 2, 2011
This review is from: Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London's Ottolenghi (Hardcover)
Many fresh and exciting recipes with interesting ingredients. Some hits, a few misses, but always unusual. However, the measurements in many recipes are way off. Did anyone test them before the book was published? For example, the Tofu with Black Pepper called for FIVE tablespoons of ground pepper in a dish supposed to serve four people. It was nearly inedible--but when made with about one-fifth the pepper, it was spicy and delicious.
A lot of effort went into the photos and production of this book. Too bad no one took the time to vet the recipes. Still worth a try if you're willing to take the mearements as suggestions and have the experience to adjust them.
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Initial post: Dec 6, 2011 11:04:51 AM PST
It may not be to your personal taste, but that doesn't mean it's not correct. The measurements are correct for the recipes.

Posted on Dec 8, 2011 4:45:06 AM PST
I always feel free to alter any recipe to my liking. The author or my mother in law are not looking.

Posted on Jan 6, 2012 11:45:10 PM PST
Rosebud131 says:
I just purchased the book and checked the tofu recipe you mention. If you used 5T of ground black pepper, you misread the recipe, which calls for "coarsely crushed" black pepper. The flavor results of that mistake would be vastly different. One can even tell in the photo that the pepper is very coarsely crushed, not ground.

Posted on Jan 29, 2012 9:59:42 PM PST
A. Correa says:
I imagine the author intended "coarsely crushed" black pepper, not finely ground pepper... i think any cook should always feel free to tweak spices/seasoning to personal taste too.
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