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Joined: September 21st, 2012

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February 3rd, 2024

Rustic Italian loaf from Canadian living breads and pizzas

This has a very wet dough and due to this I use the bread machine on the dough cycle, stopping the cycle just before it kneads the dough down. After this it’s fairly easy (use lots of flour on work surface)... read more >

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Good Housekeeping's Cookery Compendium

Waverley - 1952

December 18th, 2019

This is 3 books in 1 from the fifties and published in England. I love it! The 3 sections are 1. Basic cookery, 2. Picture cookery, 3. Cake making.
Although there are some recipes that I would never make, the cake recipes and basic instructions are very good. In contrast to modern cookbooks, the instructions are extremely brief, and that makes room for more recipes. An excellent vintage cookbook!

Leila Lindholm


August 21st, 2018 (edited 1st October 2018)

Recipes are in Swedish, but there is a translate function near the bottom of each page.

The New Vegetarian Epicure: Menus--with 325 all-new recipes--for family and friends

By Anna Thomas
Knopf - 1996

October 27th, 2019

I've made lots of recipes from this book, but somehow haven't reviewed them yet. While I get to that, I just want to say that I've had many great meals from this book with no failures. I pick and choose the dishes and never make the full menus. Soups, crepes, dips, vegetable stews, and desserts are some of the high lites.