|Posted by Bee & John on March 26, 2014 at 10:00 PM|
Well... it comes to some people late. SOME people take forever to get information filtered through their brain! NOT saying that'd be me.... of course not! Never! Maybe :-(
I again eat humble pie. NOT a very tasty meal at the best of times, but as my darling John will be proud (yeah right!!) to tell you, I'm NEVER wrong. So.... don't tell him.... ok?
I waited with baited breath for the In the Mix 2 cookbook. Looks GORGEOUS! Then I started looking through the recipes. AMAZING.... but too fancy. I wouldn't do them. Really? 6 step dessert? Not this black bunny!
I was lucky enough to be one of only 3 SA consultants to be invited to Australia's Thermofest, the conference for top consultants (slight boast... but why the heck not!) to South AFRICA! Despite the fun we all had, there was a good portion of WORK involved! Oh yeah! One of them was a talk by Dani Valent - the fabulous authour of In the Mix 2. Quite apart from just being a lovely person, she is really a great orator.
I've been looking at the book ALL WRONG!! No no no no.... do NOT do the 6 step layered cake (unless you want to) you look at the steps and see if it is anything you'd like to do!!
It is just a completely different way of putting together a HEAP of recipes! Not "here's a heap of recipes in a boring list", but "here's a heap of recipes grouped together into OTHER recipes that complement it!!
DON'T look at the recipes in a whole, but at their different components!! Major Head Slap!!
Eg?? Don't like Carrot Cake?... make the Liquid Cheesecake!!! WHAT an amazing thought... a cooked cheesecake cooked IN THE THERMOMIX!! Yum!
Now... here's your homework. go and have another look at the INDIVIDUAL recipes and see if you can't find at least 6 you'd like to try!!
I have quite a few cookbooks now... and I rate it by the number of recipes I would regularly use within it. One good recipe, it has 1 star, 5 good recipes, then 5 star rating etc. In the Mix started out as that "fancy pants cookbook" and now has 7 stars. How will you rate the SECOND book?