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The Food Substitutions Bible: More Than 5,000 Substitutions for Ingredients, Equipment & Techniques
4.46
If I only had four reference books in my kitchen, they'd be:

1. Timing Is Everything
2. The Flavor Bible.
3. Some kind of exhaustive field guide to th...more
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Sep 28, 2009
 
The Ultimate Vegetarian Cookbook
3.54
I generally find that when a cookbook claims to be the ultimate, or the favorite, or the best, it's none of those things. Fortunately, such cookbooks...more
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Oct 06, 2009
 
The American History Cookbook
3.67
I checked this book out from the local library because I prefer to read about food than to read about much of anything else, and figured I might have...more
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Sep 27, 2009
 
Southern Cook Book Of Fine Old Recipes
4.50
"You will find here," says the introduction of my original edition of this book from 1935, with its wooden cover and yellowing pages, "published for t...more
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Oct 03, 2009
 
Building a Meal: From Molecular Gastronomy to Culinary Constructivism (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)
3.39
Having been inspired by This' earlier book, *Molecular Gastronomy*, I was excited to read this. Both books give me a hankering to get into the kitchen...more
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Sep 28, 2009
 
Schott's Food and Drink Miscellany
3.99
This book explicitly claims not to be practical (In case you didn't get that implication from the title.)

It's a charming little gift book. I got mine...more
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Sep 28, 2009
 
Roast Chicken and Other Stories
3.98
Undoubtedly, this book is misnamed. (It is a recipe book, not a story book.) And perhaps it is overly-praised. I imagine every recipe in this book tas...more
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Sep 28, 2009
 
The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs
4.30
If I only had four reference books in my kitchen, they'd be:

1. Timing Is Everything
2. The Food Substitutions Bible
3. Some kind of exhaustive field gui...more
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Sep 28, 2009
 
Molecular Gastronomy: Exploring the Science of Flavor
3.77
It's easy to see why the world's most forward-thinking chefs have been inspired by this book. Admittedly, I glossed over a lot of chemistry in this bo...more
Sep 27, 2008
Sep 18, 2008
 
The Gentlewoman's Companion (1675)
4.00
This is one of my favorite books. In addition to recipes, there's a lot of weird old-timey remedies, and lots of good advice for how to be a respectab...more
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Sep 30, 2009
 
Timing Is Everything: The Complete Timing Guide to Cooking
4.55
If I only had four reference books in my kitchen, they'd be:

1. The Food Substitutions Bible
2. The Flavor Bible
3. Some kind of exhaustive field guide t...more
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Sep 28, 2009
 
Notes on Cooking: A Short Guide to an Essential Craft
4.01
What a smart little book! Smartly written, smartly arranged, dozens of smart directives. A smart gift, especially for a beginning cook or someone with...more
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Jan 20, 2010
 
Florida in Poetry: A History of the Imagination
3.60
This book has old poems and new poems. It fortunately contains some of the poems I think of most when I think of poems about Florida: by Stevens, by B...more
Sep 27, 2008
Sep 18, 2008
 
We, the Drowned
4.18
My favorite read of the past year or so.
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Nov 10, 2011
 
Men in the Off Hours
4.03
three stars, but the "Essay on What I Think About Most" contained herein has been for me one of the most important poems I've read.
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Dec 01, 2007
 
Southern Junior League Cookbook
4.57
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Jul 31, 2011
 
CookWise: The Secrets of Cooking Revealed
4.14
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Jul 30, 2011
 
The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems, 1974-1994
3.91
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Dec 01, 2007
 
Insomnia Diary
4.15
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Dec 01, 2007
 
Tao Te Ching
4.32
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Jul 16, 2011
 
1,000 Places to See Before You Die
3.79
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Jul 31, 2011
 
Molecular Gastronomy: Exploring the Science of Flavor
3.77
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Jul 30, 2011
 
New Orleans
3.60
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Jul 31, 2011
 
No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days
3.85
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Jul 16, 2011
 
On Beauty and Being Just
3.65
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May 17, 2008
 
Lonely Planet Paris: City Guide
3.76
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Jul 31, 2011
 
Food by Waverley Root: An Authoritative and Visual History and Dictionary of the Foods of the World
4.41
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Jul 31, 2011
 
YOU: The Smart Patient: An Insider's Handbook for Getting the Best Treatment
3.78
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Jul 16, 2011
 
Garbage
4.04
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Dec 01, 2007
 
Sphere: The Form of a Motion
4.17
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Dec 01, 2007
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