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Blossomhill Tue 05-Jul-05 19:39:34

The Book Club. Can highly recommend it, has some really good recipies that are very child friendly.
Would put anyone off buying Annabel Karmel's family recipie book. What a waste of money, her recipies are so faffy and unrealistic for a family. As for her lucnhbox book that I also posted, I really cannot see the things making it to lunch time. They are like works of art!!!

MarsLady Tue 05-Jul-05 19:42:08

Thank you!

MrsGordonRamsay Tue 05-Jul-05 19:42:38

Where is the Book club ??

Blossomhill Tue 05-Jul-05 19:45:13

I think it is online. If you just google "The Book Club"

Puff Tue 05-Jul-05 19:47:01

I haven't got round to buying the Annabel Karmel book yet - is it much more fussy than Dinner Lady?

Cod recommended a recipe book on here yesterday (she met the chef) - I can't do a link at the mo, but search under her current name of fishfinger and you should find it.

nutcracker Tue 05-Jul-05 19:50:01

Hmmm am selling both those books on here, spose no one will want them now.

giraffeski Tue 05-Jul-05 19:52:43

Message withdrawn

fishfinger Tue 05-Jul-05 19:52:57

have bumped

Puff Tue 05-Jul-05 19:53:37


fishfinger Tue 05-Jul-05 19:56:48

the garcons devoured th eburgers

Blossomhill Tue 05-Jul-05 20:14:06

Honestly puff I was very disappointed. I mean who has time to turn a cucumber into a crocodile with cheese and pineapple coming off of it and carrot for teeth?

Puff Tue 05-Jul-05 20:23:39

but you were unhappy with them.

Blossomhill Tue 05-Jul-05 20:27:19

Puff - I honestly could have cried when I opened up the books (I bought 2)
What a waste of £20
I was so close to sending them back!

Puff Tue 05-Jul-05 20:33:20

- I do find recipe books hit and miss - the reason I bought Dinner Lady was because I had a good look through it in a bookshop and knew it was manageable.

fishfinger Tue 05-Jul-05 20:54:02

is the dinner lady all uccumber crocodiles?
Hmm mine still wouldnt eat them
theya re GREEN ffs

whwat recipes has the dinner lady got i it

fishfinger Tue 05-Jul-05 20:57:06

saw BHs htread and the recipes llook a littel simple for me - imean I couldmake a sausage casseroel without a recipe
are they allliek that

Twiglett Tue 05-Jul-05 20:58:57

FF .. yes

tamum Tue 05-Jul-05 21:01:35

They are good, but definitely simple. There's nothing very original in there really- I quite like it because I am fairly crap at cooking, but it definitely isn't one for advanced cooks. They do give you quantities for 96 though, should you happen to have 93 of your sons' friends round.

Twiglett Tue 05-Jul-05 21:05:59

Snurk tamum

GeorginaA Tue 05-Jul-05 21:10:54

blossom - ignore the cucumber crocodile... other stuff is really good. Particularly the marinade recipes (chicken skewers were gorgeous) - REALLY quick and easy (but do have to be organised to mix the marinade at lunchtime or night before or whatever).

Puff Tue 05-Jul-05 21:11:14

Agree with Tamum.

Fave's with my two from it are:

Vegetable Crumble
Tom's Sweet & Sour Chicken
Chicken Meatballs with Fresh Tomato Sauce
Lemon Chicken and Pea Risotto
Tuna Puffs
Turkey, Ham & Veg Pie
Apple and Orange Duff

lunavix Tue 05-Jul-05 21:20:54

I'm going to stick up for annabel karmel. I have her family cook book and I cook from it a few times a week. My only issue is a lot of it is repetitive, but it is simple to make and the kids love it.

Puff Tue 05-Jul-05 21:27:41

I'm a recipe duffer


GeorginaA Tue 05-Jul-05 21:29:35

"They do give you quantities for 96 though, should you happen to have 93 of your sons' friends round." PMSL - love it

Blossomhill Tue 05-Jul-05 21:31:02

If ds/dd's school cooked from the dinner lady I'd let them go back to school dinners!

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