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At the Japanese Table: New and Traditional Recipes
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Jan 10, 2008
The New Basics Cookbook
Marvelously encyclopedic, but a bit dated, assuming the reader doesn't know what pesto is--but giving us credit for wanting to find out.
Jan 2006
Jan 09, 2008
Fix-it And Forget-it Cookbook - Feasting With Your Slow Cooker
I'm always looking for good food to make in my crockpot. Sadly, in the hundreds of recipes in this book, very few of them could be called good food. T...more
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Jan 28, 2008
Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites: Flavorful Recipes for Healthful Meals
Another encyclopedic tome that not only gives you recipes to use ingredients, but also teaches you the basics of what the ingredients are and how they...more
Jan 1999
Jan 10, 2008
Crockery Cookbook
Simple, homey foods cooked from scratch, with few cans or boxes. These recipes appeal to everyone, and probably the best use of this cookbook is when...more
Jan 1999
Jan 10, 2008
The Africa Cookbook
Fascinating, if not necessarily practical. Many of the recipes do use readily available ingredients, but equally many call for unfamiliar, hard-to-fin...more
Jan 2002
Jan 09, 2008
I'm Just Here for the Food: Version 2.0
It's funny science about food. If there were sex, it'd be just about perfect. It was a great read at my current stage in development as a cook, as I t...more
May 15, 2009
Jan 24, 2009
Caramel knowledge
You're not really going to cook from this book. You should read it because "Uncle Al" is hilarious, and he plays with his food. This is a collection o...more
Jan 1997
Jan 10, 2008
More-With-Less Cookbook
I rarely cook from this book, but it gives me lots of ideas. It's a collection of recipes from Mennonites, published in the mid-1970s, advocating eati...more
Jan 1999
Jan 09, 2008
The Gourmet Garage Cookbook: 200 Everyday Recipes Using Fresh and Exotic Ingredients from Around the World
The recipes are showpieces, best for impressing at an elaborate dinner party or a romantic dinner. But the real value of this book is the encyclopedic...more
Jan 2001
Jan 10, 2008
The Frugal Gourmet Cooks Three Ancient Cuisines: China, Greece, and Rome
Arranged by main ingredient, this book covers a great range of foods from three cuisines that, in authentic form, weren't adequately known in 1989. A...more
Jan 1999
Jan 10, 2008
On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen
I don't think this book will ever leave the "currently reading" category. Partly because there are parts of it I'll read and re-read and re-read. Part...more
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Mar 28, 2007
One pot (Easy meals)
I have this weakness for cheap cookbooks on the bargain table. This is one of several examples of ending up with something fairly useless. Why are so...more
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Jan 28, 2008
Seasons of Central Pennsylvania
I'm still unclear how I ended up with this book. An ad asked for original recipes, and I sent my recipe for curried shrimp salad, and I guess I "won"...more
Jan 2001
Jan 10, 2008
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
Alternately thought-provoking and preachy, brilliant and self-contradictory, simple and muddled. I have enough background in research, and critical th...more
Mar 2008
Mar 31, 2008
My Life in France
This book was largely ghost-written by a nephew of Julia's husband. Despite that, it was really quite good, and he spent hundreds of hours with her, l...more
Dec 2007
Dec 21, 2007
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