After my latest experience with a recipe from this book I thought I'd post what a disappointment I find it.
Today I tried the hummus recipe, usually I just make up it up off the top of my head but my brain wasn't in gear today so I decided I needed a cookbook to tell me what to do. The recipe was all pretty standard except that it included 2 tablespoons of cumin seeds. This seemed a bit much to me so I didn't even put the whole lot in. Despite thorough blending the end result was crunchy and not very nice hummus.
Thinking back, I don't think I've had a single recipe from this book that I've really been pleased with, not that it gets used often as the dishes all seem to be either uninspired or require obscure food items that you're not going to have to hand.
One of the biggest disappointments with this book is the picture of the chocolate cake on the front cover. Unfortunately the recipe for this and all other desserts requiring flour in this book state wholemeal flour... yuck. I don't want healthy dessert, it's missing the point.