Brett H

Hall of Fame Reviewer - 2013 2014
33 Years Old and Going Strong (The car, not me!)
Top Reviewer Ranking: 2
Helpful votes received on reviews: 96% (686 of 711)
Location: Brighton


Top Reviewer Ranking: 2 - Total Helpful Votes: 686 of 711
The Cabana Cookbook
4.0 out of 5 stars An Interesting Mix, Aug. 14 2014
Looking through this book, it is clear that there is quite a mishmash of recipes, some undoubtedly of Brazilian origin but others of rather dubious pedigree. However, that is not to say at all that this is not a worthwhile book with plenty of interest. As well as the recipes themselves there is quite a lot of background information on Brazilian cuisine in general and in particular about each of the dishes.

Generally there is a modest list of ingredients, all of which are easily sourced. I had not come across Cachaca before, which is a distilled spirit, but apparently Waitrose and, I would presume others stock it. Similarly the methodology is quite clear and straight forward… Read more
Yoga For Dummies (For Dummies (Health & Fitness)) by Larry Payne
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is an extremely comprehensive book, in some ways a bit too comprehensive for its own good. There really is a great deal here from a basic understanding of what yoga is all about, what it is trying to achieve and how to go about getting involved to yoga positions (about a hundred pages of these alone) to creating your own routine. There is certainly an effort to cover all bases as there are even sections on pre and post natal yoga, yoga for kids and teens, yoga for the older etc etc.

If you are already into yoga then you are going to enjoy dipping in and out of the text to augment your existing knowledge and to look in greater depth at whatever aspects interest you… Read more
Cut the Carbs by Tori Haschka
Cut the Carbs by Tori Haschka
5.0 out of 5 stars A Winning Combination, Aug. 13 2014
The premise behind this book is to enable you to replace the so called white carbohydrates such as rice, bread, potatoes and her personal downfall, noodles, with smart carbs. These are the ones which do not get digested quickly and result in a sugar spike, but which provide longer term fuel for the body.

The author provides us with a selection of, mainly very interesting recipes covering breakfast, light snacks, soups, sides and salads, summer feasts, comfort foods and, last but not least, moreish puddings. Most of the recipes have a manageable number of ingredients and nothing very obscure which the reader will find difficult to source. The description of method is succinct… Read more