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: 97% (693 of 717)
Location: Brighton


Top Reviewer Ranking: 2 - Total Helpful Votes: 693 of 717
Love to Cook: 140 Simply Delicious Recipes to Shar&hellip by Valli Little
This is an unusual cookbook in that it has no particular theme, but is just a collection of recipes which, presumably, have appealed to the author who has considered that they are dishes which her readers too will love to cook. It is none the worse for that in that the scope of the recipes has not been limited and the result is an eclectic but interesting mix which is fun to read and fun to follow in the kitchen.

The book is split into a dozen sections  eggs and dairy, soup and starters, seafood, poultry, meat, pasta noodles and rice, vegetables, salads, desserts, cakes and bakes, fruit and, finally festive. Some of these are incredibly simple such as proper custard and how to… Read more
MeasuPro TF1000 ThermoFast Waterproof IPX7 Pen Sha&hellip by MeasuPro
In my opinion a probe thermometer is an essential extra in any kitchen as it takes all the guesswork out of cooking meat. Some meats are juicy at certain temperatures but dry out at higher temperatures, beef being an obvious example. It is even more important on the barbeque, where undercooked poultry is an ever lurking hazard.

I was impressed with this probe. It is designed to be inserted in meat for a few seconds - you should get an accurate reading after about six seconds - rather than being left in the meat whilst cooking which it is certainly unsafe to do. Clearly well made, it is constructed from food safe and robust plastic with a stainless steel probe. Completely… Read more
Live It, NOT Diet!: Forget Cardio. Forget Calories&hellip by Mike Sheridan
5.0 out of 5 stars Thought Provoking, Aug. 23 2014
The basic concept behind Live it, Not Diet, is the virtue and effectiveness of a low carb diet. The process of entering ketosis, where the body, as the author puts it, becomes a fat burning machine, is tried and tested. This reviewer, for one, read the Atkins Diet with great interest and was able to confirm that a carbohydrate restrictive regime does work both in terms of losing weight and generally feeling rather well.

Although not a new idea, I found that the way the material is presented here is in a very user friendly format and there are a lot of ideas to enhance the process. This is logically set out and very clearly explained. Whereas when I read Mike Sheridans previous… Read more