50 Shades of Gravy, by Daniel Grubb & Gabi Grubb: #BookReview.

89 Pages
Food & Drink

I’m not the most gifted of cooks, but I do enjoy the occasional dabble, especially if the ingredients appeal. This lovely little book, written with humour and sprinkled with great little tips about how to make the best of the offered recipes, is a definite encouragement to try something new in the culinary department. You’ll find Classic, Posh, Chunkie, Sweet, and Show Stoppers here. A real mix of tastes for a variety of gravies to go with so many different meals. Easy to follow, and delicious, if the one I tried today is anything to go by. They range from the simple as two minutes to the more ambitious requiring time and patience.
Now, I need to search for an easy way to grow my own fresh herbs and, maybe, invest in a food blender. Neither is necessary for all the recipes, but both would definitely be of help with some of them. I know, what am I doing at my time of life without a blender? Call me underprivileged (or, just a lazy cook!).

This little book is as entertaining as its creations are delicious. Definitely worth a try.


[Any review is a personal opinion. No reviewer can represent the view of anyone else. The best we can manage is an honest reaction to any given book.]

14 thoughts on “50 Shades of Gravy, by Daniel Grubb & Gabi Grubb: #BookReview.

    1. When I retired, Joni, Valerie was already a stay-at-home mum, so I asked her what she would like to retire from. ‘Cooking’ was her answer, which came as no surprise, since she has a condition known as parosmia, which is a distortion of the sense of smell and taste. Many foods taste horrible to her, so she has no real interest in food. She always cooked good meals for me and our daughter, even so. I was happy to take over feeding myself, and preparing for her those foods she can eat.

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      1. Oh how wonderful of you. Bless her heart as I can’t imagine that. What an awful affliction. I have never heard of this before and I feel bad for her. That would be so hard to cook when you didn’t enjoy food. A true labor of love. You two enjoy a wonderful weekend. Love and hugs to both you and Valerie. ❤️🤗💕💝

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        1. Valerie’s had this condition all her life. but it’s come to prominence recently as it’s a side effect quite common on a temporary basis for sufferers of long Covid.
          Yes, definitely a labour of love. She used to make a mean spaghetti Bolognese – I now use her recipe – even though she hates the smell of onions. Mind you, there is one upside for her; when we encounter farmyard smells she often can’t smell anything at all!

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          1. That is awful. I can’t imagine what that would be like. I knew that people get this disorder with Covid. I think it would be hard to keep weight on. It is really nice that she doesn’t have to cook anymore. That is very good of you Stuart. I am sure she is grateful. Sending you both big hugs. 🤗❤️

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              1. I really feel badly for Valerie. We love experiencing with new foods and did love eating out. Bless her heart that would take the fun out of that type of fun. She must be an incredibly great sport. Love to you both❤️🤗

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                1. The odd thing is, she’s remarkably easy to feed. But many people feel they know better so want to give her stuff she just can’t eat. If they would just listen to her and give her what she asks for, plain food, they’d do her a real favour and she’d be a lot happier to eat there.

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