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annabel karmel or gillian mckeith?

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debs26 Tue 05-Apr-05 21:56:30

i need to buy another book from to fulfill my membership agreement. i have narrowed it down to books by these two. any advice?

snafu Tue 05-Apr-05 21:58:37

Hmmm, Stepford Wife or Captain Stoopy...tough choice...

I've got La Karmel but rarely use it, tbh. It's pretty patronising imo, although lots of people do like her recipes. I'd go for "Dr" McKeith probably.

GeorginaA Tue 05-Apr-05 22:00:23

DO NOT buy that charlatan's books!!!! (referring to McKeith) - honestly, she's a complete quack and there's been a horde of articles in the Guardian exposing her fake qualifications and completely bizarre and unscientific ideas.

aloha Tue 05-Apr-05 22:00:27

Any other choices?!

Pruni Tue 05-Apr-05 22:00:54

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Pruni Tue 05-Apr-05 22:01:37

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snafu Tue 05-Apr-05 22:02:47

I was thinking of the McKeith purely for the comedy value, you understand

GeorginaA Tue 05-Apr-05 22:03:07

I like Karmel - okay, she's faffy at baby level, but at Adult level (the Family Meal Planner for example) there's good range of meals in there, some quick some more complex AND EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM less faffy and easier to make than Jamie's supposedly easy grass roots Dinners book!

GeorginaA Tue 05-Apr-05 22:04:07

Yeah, but snafu - you'd then be paying her for being a con artist ... really can't stand the woman.

debs26 Tue 05-Apr-05 22:05:14

am trying to get the kids to eat better atm, kind of assumed these might be good choices. am rethinking already! i can obviously get something else, just thought they might be helpful. has anyone anything good to say about either or should i just get a nice girly novel to read in the bath?

snafu Tue 05-Apr-05 22:05:51

But...sole with grapes for a 9-month-old? God, she annoys me...

(or is everyone feeding their 9-monthers on sole and veal?)

snafu Tue 05-Apr-05 22:06:16

Nice Girly Novel - every time!!!

Pruni Tue 05-Apr-05 22:07:05

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GeorginaA Tue 05-Apr-05 22:07:26

If the Karmel one is Family Meal Planner go for it. I use at least 2 recipes out of it a week, and there's only been a few I dislike out of there (not a fan of fish).

debs26 Tue 05-Apr-05 22:07:30

which one is sole and grapes in?????

GeorginaA Tue 05-Apr-05 22:08:58

snafu - yeah the baby one is a bit ott in places, but then both dses have enjoyed it when I've made the effort. Well okay, ds2 just spat out the sole, but don't get in the way between him and lovely lentils

GeorginaA Tue 05-Apr-05 22:09:38

The Complete Baby And Toddler Meal Planner, debs.

snafu Tue 05-Apr-05 22:09:45

Karmel is sole and grapes. Grrr. And veal. And 'Oh, if you can get your 6-month-old to eat a plate of liver you really are a fabulous mother just like me.'

snafu Tue 05-Apr-05 22:11:05

I do agree with you about McKeith, Georgina, I just think I hate Karmel more for her stupid Dynasty hair and her stupid smug liver-scoffing family.

GeorginaA Tue 05-Apr-05 22:11:58


GeorginaA Tue 05-Apr-05 22:12:11

argh... it ate my asterisks!

debs26 Tue 05-Apr-05 22:12:47

lovely lentils are good in our house as we are veggie wierdos, does this make any difference to opinions?

katzguk Tue 05-Apr-05 22:13:24

i loved my karmel book and plan on using it again with number 2,

and that gillian women just annoys me, if you put anyone on the diets she does they will lose weight but that sort of diet is not sustainable!! fruit and veg only, i don't think so! it basically just a detox!

snafu Tue 05-Apr-05 22:14:16

Oh well, if you're veggie wierdos then definitely McKeith. No liver for you! Hope you like mung beans mwahahahahahaha

debs26 Tue 05-Apr-05 22:16:13

cant say i have ever knowingly come across a mung bean snafu, ta for the advice! there are veggies and there are chips & chocolate veggies. we are trying to move from the latter to the former

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