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Darina Allen's Ballymaloe Cooking School

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As Seen on ABC TV's Good Morning America and the Food Network's Cooking Live Nominee, James Beard Foundation Award, International Cookbook Category, 2002

Since its founding in 1981, students at Ireland's respected Ballymaloe Cookery School have benefited from Darina Allen's enthusiastic instruction and keen understanding of what makes food taste good. Now, readers everywher
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Hardcover, 640 pages
Published May 31st 2002 by Pelican Publishing Company
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Laura
May 24, 2012 rated it liked it
This book is very comprehensive (along the lines of 'mastering the art of French cooking'), but I didn't find the recipes to be that practical. The recipes generally have a lot of ingredients, and where they ventured into ethnic territory they were a little bland.

Techniques are explained clearly, and they give good instructions for selecting produce, wine and pantry staples. I didn't give this more stars because it's not a book I think I would refer to often. If you have 'the joy of cooking' or
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Susan
May 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The only cookbook you need to buy if you only buy one. Even if you are clueless about cooking this book is the best. I have given it as a gift to a divorcing father who said it turned him onto cooking! It is comprehensive, well illustrated and has good basics like food prep, carving, temperature charts etc. Keeps it simple but has a huge range in here. I think it's one of the classics - use it all the time.
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