This arrived yesterday and I can't wait to experiment. I have a number of Ina Garten's books and they sit happily on my shelves next to Elizabeth David and Jane Grigson. Although she is a different kind of cookery writer I do feel she stands well with them.
IG is not, as a reviewer of one of her other books said on Amazon, a writer for the "inexperienced cook". She's a writer for every cook regardless of experience - no-one is too experienced to learn more.
OK, so she's an American writing for Americans but the British cook can adapt and substitute and the measurements aren't rocket science. I think you can understand these better if you are used to cooking in ounces because that's what American cups are based on but it's possible to buy proper American standard measuring cups from the E--- auction site. They are sold by a commercial catering supplier in the USA and are very reasonably priced even taking p&p into account.
Really looking forward to entertaining from this book.
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