This week's review is Lazy Brunch by Simon Rimmer and Tim Lovejoy - recipes as seen on Something for the Weekend, which I try not to miss - not for Tim Lovejoy's gregarious presenting style but for Simon Rimmer's 4 recipes every week. I question whether Tim Lovejoy had much involvement in writing this cookbook, why oh why does he present a programme based on recipes when he clearly has no interest in cooking? I can't decide if Louise Redknapp is worse or not, my prefered line-up would be stand-in presenters Angelica Bell and Richard Bacon, at least they ask questions about the recipes and PAY ATTENTION!! Grrr, rant over, back to the review!
I like the layout of the book, I'm always happy when there is a photo next to each recipe, so you have an idea of how the dish should turn out. The photos are bright and inviting and make you want to start cooking. The recipes are all taken from the last section of the show, the lazy brunch (never would have guessed would you?!) so are quicker and hopefully easier to make than the other recipes in the show.
Without wanting to be sexist, I think this book is aimed at men. I can back this up as a couple of sections of the cookbook are called 'Beers with the boys' and 'Treating your girlfriend' so I think I'm justified!! Maybe this is where Tim Lovejoy comes in, to try and attract the football/food loving guy. Sexism aside this is an attractive looking book and there are plenty of recipes I want to try out, might have scrapped the title of the last section though. 'The olds round for brunch' - nice!