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CookSmart: Perfect Recipes for Every Day

4.05 of 5 stars 4.05  ·  rating details  ·  19 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Perfection has never been so convenient.
Pam Anderson's infallible renditions of favorite dishes have made her America's most trusted cook. In COOKSMART, she returns with can't-fail recipes for everyday meals we all love, from spaghetti and meatballs, oven-fried chicken, and fajitas to foods for special occasions like crab cakes and vegetable lasagna. Pam knows today's coo...more
Hardcover, 348 pages
Published May 10th 2002 by Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Linda Hartlaub
The book was an eye-opener as far as the details of recipe development. The tedious testing and re-testing, trying different percentages of ingredients together with substitutions and note taking makes me glad that I am not a recipe developer.

The book had a selected number of recipes, not a major compendium like many books. Unfortunately I skipped over large sections of red meat recipes. The recipes are clear and concise and would make an excellent book for someone new to cooking. The author is...more
Lucyzoe
When it comes to creating cookbooks, Pam Anderson is one of THE best. She's the author of my favorite cookbook, Perfect Recipes For Having People Over, and The Perfect Recipe. In CookSmart, Pam teaches you how she tested the recipes and came up with the final version. If you're an expert in the kitchen, you probably already know much of the "whys;" however, if you're still learning, you'll love taking the journey and finding the perfect recipe for every day meals. Enjoy!
Mary
I got a few recipes from this book that are super helpful in their explanations. I rated the few recipes I liked, but honestly the majority I didn't feel a great need to try. Very good for a beginning cook, though.
Jovy
Not what I was expecting...but it does give you good tips on getting a meal ready. Pam takes all the cooking or chef language that is sometimes difficult to understand and makes it simple.
False Millennium
Former Chief Editor for America Cooks, the recipes are well tested before offered to the public. I photocopied a ton out of this book...wanting to try all.
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PAM ANDERSON is the author of the best-selling The Perfect Recipe, Perfect Recipes for Having People Over, and the New York Times bestseller The Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight and Eating Great. She has been the food columnist for USA Weekend for the last eight years, is a contributing chef to Fine Cooking and Runners World, and writes a weekly blog for the Asheville (North Carolina) Citizen-Time...more
More about Pam Anderson...
How to Cook Without a Book: Recipes and Techniques Every Cook Should Know by Heart Cook without a Book: Meatless Meals: Recipes and Techniques for Part-Time and Full-Time Vegetarians Perfect Recipes for Having People Over Perfect One-Dish Dinners: All You Need for Easy Get-Togethers The Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight and Eating Great

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