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The Food Lover's Companion by Sharon Tyler Herbst
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Apr 11, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: now-we-re-cooking, read-over-and-over
Read in January, 2001

This is our most-used reference book. I bought the previous edition when I was food editor of the newspaper and reviewed restaurants. When I heard it had been updated, I ordered the new edition, stat! And, it's even better than the old one, which I would have given five stars. Whenever we talk food, which is fairly often, or when I encounter an unfamiliar ingredient, I can turn to this book and get the information I need. It couldn't be simpler to use since it's alphabetical. It's cross-referenced thoroughly. How big should a beef tournedo be? See page 637. What to do with a small piece of kasseri? Page 328. Would I like a glass of cachaca? Page 89 suggests I might. The appendices are stuffed with useful information. If you love to cook or eat out, you should own this.
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