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Roald Dahl's Even More Revolting Recipes Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2016-04-07 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 5 user ratings
ISBN:0670035157
LANGUAGE:English

"These recipes are presented in classic Roald Dahl style. Each recipe takes its name from Dahl's books such as Wonka's Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight and Spitsizzlers. Quentin Blake, who illustrated many of Dahl's books also lends a hand to this collection so the reader truly relates to the material as if these were the recipes that Dahl spoke of in his books. Also, each recipe starts out with a quote from the book that served as that recipe's namesake. The author is careful to note that several of these recipes require an adult's supervision as they are listed as part of the ingredients in those recipes that use heat. This will be a clever addition to the cookbook collection that may even inspire the reader to look into Dahl's books serving as the inspiration for these recipes." said.

"I own this book along with the orignial Revolting Recipes. While the premise of the book is lots of fun and may encourage kids to get into the kitchen, the recipes themselves are quite disapointing. None that I've made have turned out well. Magic Green Crystal: into the garbage. The Whipple-Scrumptios Fudgemallow Delight was a pain to make and it tasted awful. Many of the recipes have missing or vauge directions, such as Pishlets' "Spoon into the baking pan and spread evenly", but they don't say what size baking pan nor how thin to spread the mixture. Do I use an 8x8 pan? A 10x17 pan? There's also a lot of recipes that I'm just unwilling to try because I'm suspicious of the ingredient combinations, such as Plushnuggets (puff pastry with bananas, maple syrup and OLIVE OIL). Other recipes just seem impractical for their ingredients (amber sugar crystals??) or portions (Bean's Cider: 4 apples, pureed and strained to make 1 mug cider). It's fun to read through though, which is why it does get 3 stars, and may very well entice a reader to go pick up one of Dahl's other books from which the recipes are based." said.

"Recipes revolting beyond belief include the Royal Breakfast for the BFG, Hot House Eggs, The Hotel Breakfast from BOY, Hornets Stewed in Tar from JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, Pickled Spines of Porcupines from JAMES, Doc Spencer's Pie from DANNY CHAMPION OF THE WORLD, Phishlets from GIRAFFE THE PELLY AND ME, Plushnuggets to go with GIRAFFE, Strawberry Bon Bons to go with BOY, Tummy Ticklers to go with GIRAFFE, Boiled Slobbages to go with JAMES, Glumptious Globgobblers to go with GIRAFFE, Toad in the Hole to go with GIRAFFE, Willy Wonka's Whipple-scrumptous Fudgemallow Delight to go with CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Hot Noodles Made From Poodles to go with JAMES, Hot Dogs to go with JAMES, Grobswitchy Cake to go with THE BFG, A Plate of Soil with Engine Oil to go with JAMES, and twelve more! Kids will love reading and eating in this dreadful combination volume. Also check out other recipes at [...]" said.

"The kids have a great time reading the recipes and corresponding pictures,
collecting the ingredients' and of course tasting their creations.
" said.

"Kids love this book and making the recipes in it. Definitely worth buying and would buy again if I didn't already have it." said.

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