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Tassajara Cooking by Edward Espe Brown
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Apr 04, 2012

it was amazing
Read from September 30, 2013 to February 17, 2014

A cookbook (with no photos!) that you can read from cover to cover and still enjoy.

The recipes themselves, only "officially" start in the last 100 pages but by the time you reach them, improvisation, inspiration and resourcefulness are already your best friends in the kitchen.

The author goes to great lengths, explaining the how-to of cutting techniques, the ins and outs of every day to day vegetable, grain, bean, fruit or seed. What produce to use in what time and/or situation of the year. All this with the help of hand drawn pictures and cleverly organized chapters.

But more than hard rules, everything feels like a suggestion based on experience, and consequently, much more down to earth and feasible that your average cookbook. It doesn't matter if you don't have the right vegetable to try that recipe. There's a bunch of suggestions and alternatives in every "recipe" of the book. The variety and possibilities are so many, that although this isn't a strict vegan or even vegetarian book, it's very easy to adapt the ideas presented to your dietary needs.

A brilliant cookbook.

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“Cooking is not a mystery.”
Edward Espe Brown, Tassajara Cooking

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