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The Companion Guide to Rome by Georgina Masson
The Companion Guide to Rome by Georgina Masson
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not very helpful, March 14 2004
We purchased this book after reading reviews that made it sound like it had the most in-depth coverage of Rome, even though we knew it wouldn't be good for carrying around with us as a guide. Unfortunately, after a week in Rome we decided this book was fairly worthless. If it provided deep history on the sites we saw, I'd be thrilled. Unfortunately, the book comes with maps printed so small it's hard to read them even after you've seen the things they portray in person. And the guide has only a tiny amount of history and background on things... mostly it provides inane comments like "to the left of XYZ, you'll see ABC" which a guide like the Eyewitness Guide does more clearly with… Read more
Eyewitness Travel Guides Rome by Dorling Kindersley
Eyewitness Travel Guides Rome by Dorling Kindersley
5.0 out of 5 stars best guide out there, March 14 2004
After looking through all the guides at the bookstore, we chose this one because it provided the most information in the most readily-accessible manner. We carried it around with us during our week in Rome and found it immensely helpful. Judging from the copies in the other tourists' hands, this is the most popular guide out there, and for good reason.
Quick & Easy Indian Cooking by Madhur Jaffrey
Quick & Easy Indian Cooking by Madhur Jaffrey
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I'm an average cook (not great, not bad) and found these recipes disappointing. Granted, they're flavored OK and I suppose I shouldn't expect them to be as good as the food I get when I order take-out from Indian restaurants. But the recipes I've tried have been disappointing, taking much longer than 30-45 minutes, and usually ending up with mediocre texture. Not to mention they make LOTS of food, so I've ended up with overflowing pans of meat that we're not crazy over.
I would return the book, but Amazon would deduct shipping costs, so maybe I'll hold on to it longer. I have other recipe books around that I haven't touched in years either.