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Monday, 16 April 2012

Here is my review of Eat London, as posted on Amazon...

I love this book. It's going to be one of those books that I'll want to follow me everywhere. It's covers Peter Prescott and Terence Conrans choices of cafes, bars, restaurants, butchers, delis (basically anywhere interesting to get food) in (mostly Central) London. They say at the beginning that it's their subjective opinions and choices, but given their pedigree in the business, you trust their guidance.

The book is beautifully designed and guides you through each area of London reviewing the restaurants (and other food related places) in varying lengths. The beautiful photographs give you more than just images of the food, they also capture the atmosphere of the restaurant or a tiny detail that make you want to explore more.

But the thing that makes this book stand out for me is the recipes that pepper the book from some of the selected restaurants/ chefs, giving you a little take-home before you've even been. The question is where do i keep it? By my bedside to dip in and out, on the coffee table to use as reference, in my bag to read on the tube, in the kitchen with my other recipe books or most likely between all four.

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