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Breakfast by The Editors of Extra Crispy
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it was ok
bookshelves: cookbooks-and-food

Received this as a gift.

I guess I'm spoiled by Milk Street, Meathead Goldwyn, and America's Test Kitchen, but reading a collection of blog posts put into a book with a bunch of vague recipes (although some seem to be better written) was just kind of meh.

Many of the essays were enjoyable, but some of them were just trying a little to hard to be funny (or maybe they were being serious and just see the world THAT differently from me). This was probably conceived of as a bathroom reader or coffee table book or something you'd just look at here and there. Reading it from front to back (which I do with all my cookbooks - which is why I love when there's a story before each recipe) it just becomes a bit trying. Again, since it comes from a blog (or blog posts on a site), it probably worked better as something the reader would spend 5-15 minutes on a day.

I did earmark about 3 recipes from the book to try.
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Reading Progress

December 2, 2019 – Started Reading
December 2, 2019 – Shelved
December 2, 2019 –
page 41
16.02% "It was a gift. It's OK"
December 4, 2019 –
page 46
17.97%
December 6, 2019 –
page 56
21.88% "Now I want to make a dutch baby..."
December 11, 2019 –
page 120
46.88% "Done with drinks. Onto meats"
December 16, 2019 –
page 182
71.09% "Done with baked goods section."
December 18, 2019 – Shelved as: cookbooks-and-food
December 18, 2019 – Finished Reading

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