When a chef accustomed to working in restaurant kitchens writes a book, there is one hazard.  And when a book is published in a US edition after being converted from its metric original, there is another.  Orient Express illustrates the perils of both, while still having much to offer the adventurous cook.  These are palate-goosing, spine-tingling recipes, and some of them are fast.  But the unforthcoming instruction style and erratic measures may have you pulling your hair out before all is said and done.

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Click here to read today’s review of Orient Express in the Boston Globe.  (Hit the paywall?  Use this PDF link.)