Top critical review
Oy! A steaming plate of disappointment!
Reviewed in the United States on December 20, 2020
Listen, here’s the deal. If I’m going to spend 3 hours and $65 making a single dish, rustling up exotic ingredients at 3 different stores, as I just did tonight, then I expect it to be magical, alright? It was not, nor have any other recipes I’ve made from this book been anything better than “okay,“ or worse (read: pile of slop on a plate).
Now, in case you’re an optimistic shopper hoping that the problem is me, and it won’t happen to you, nice try. I’m a confident and experienced home cook with decades of cooking under my belt. I know how to use almost any technique in the book. I don’t substitute ingredients. I measure accurately. I plan meticulously. I’m here to tell you that Jerusalem’s recipes are just plain mediocre.
I can confidently say that I’ve made better dinners in 30 minutes out of $20 worth of ingredients than these unseasonably lengthy, set-your-wallet on fire expensive recipes. Don’t believe the hype. Save your money and your time and use Jerusalem as a coffee table book instead of a cookbook.