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The Very Basic Cookbook by Vicki Liley
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Feb 17, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: cooking, started-but-never-finished
Recommended for: diligent cooks in training

** spoiler alert ** as a general rule, if a cookbook doesn't have good photography, then it has to be really good before i think it's worth reading.

this book is mostly text, but it's worth reading. it gives a good discussion of basic (and i really mean basic) techniques in regards to both cooking preparation and the actually cooking process.

for example, i thought that their section on how to prepare a wok for cooking and cleaning was very instructive ... even though i have a difference of opinion.

so if you're willing to read a cookbook carefully .. which i suspect to be a rare thing, because often we read cookbooks in times of "hurry, i need to make dinner STAT" .. then you will learn a great deal from this book.
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