Latest in my series of video book reviews is The Free Range Cook by New Zealander Annabel Langbein.
This is another title that popped through my letterbox by surprise and although she may be well known in her own country I had not heard of Annabel before.
Someone watching this video on Amazon reviews has asked whether I cooked anything from it – er no. I don’t think this is a prerequisite for judging what a book is like and frankly, if I don’t feel like leaping into the kitchen and making three things from a book that day, that tells you an awful lot about my opinion of the book. My cookery book library is rammed with recipes I am determined to cook some day but regrettably I don’t see anything here making it onto my table very quickly.
Instead I’m left flicking past pages and pages of (admittedly lush) scenery bemoaning that there’s only one decent fishmonger in my borough and it doesn’t sell lobster. (This comment will make sense if you watch the video). Mind you, I remember Asda at Park Royal used to sell lobster in their freezer section so maybe I need to go back….