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Ripe by Nigel Slater
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May 08, 2012

it was amazing
Read from May 08 to June 03, 2012

If the book just was published can I still call it a classic?

If I just got it, can I really know it is 5 stars?

Let's just say that I have every confidence in Nigel Slater's Ripe being just as fantastic as Tender (his vegetable garden and cookery book) was last year.

It has the same gorgeous photography in a stunningly produced book. It has Nigel Slater's same quirky honesty. The only difference here is that the focus is on fruit.

As I'm at the beginning, I can't say much more. Except to confide that just reading the first page of the introduction made me look at the back yard and think, "blueberry bushes?" (Right. From the person who finds container gardening a chore. But still, it made me consider it.)
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05/09/2012 page 26
05/20/2012 page 250
42.0% "I now know what damsons are ... and nothing is going to make photos of gooseberry pie look good to me. I think that's a British thing, being able to look at the insides of a gooseberry pie and find it appetizing. Now, in person, it is probably a whole other thing ... with the scent and suchlike to help tempt one."
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