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The Pasta Machine Cookbook (A Nitty Gritty Cookbook) (Nitty Gritty Cookbooks) reviewed by kaye16

(reviewed 12th February 2017)

Not sure why I haven't reviewed this book, since it's one of my go-to books when I want fresh pasta. There are some interesting pasta recipes (although...
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Made in India: Cooked in Britain: Recipes from an Indian Family Kitchen reviewed by Barbara

(reviewed 13th August 2016)

Move over Madhur Jaffrey! This is a wonderful cookbook filled with fresh takes on Indian home cooking. I have been cooking out of it a lot in the last...
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30 Minute Indian: Cook Modern Indian Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less. (30 Minute Cooking) reviewed by kaye16

(reviewed 30th June 2016)

(The cover showing here is not the cover on my book. ???) Random thoughts as I'm reading/using this book: - There are lots of pictures, unlabelled, and...
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How to cook the perfect ... Felicity Cloake (Guardian) reviewed by Barbara

(reviewed 6th June 2016)

I love Felicity Cloake's approach to trying out different versions of a recipe and creating her own version based on her discoveries. The recipes she creates...
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Jerusalem reviewed by Barbara

(reviewed 27th March 2016)

I love the flavours that ottolenghi conjures with, but I find the cooking instructions often sloppy and not to be trusted. Oven temperatures or timings...
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Scandinavian Classic Baking reviewed by Queezle_Sister

(reviewed 7th February 2016)

A feast for the eyes as well as a wonderful assortment of recipes. A breakfast bread and a cake recipe produced wonderful results. The rest of the book...
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America--Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers reviewed by Queezle_Sister

(reviewed 7th February 2016)

This book is only about 1/2 recipes - the rest is a series of spotlights on farmers. As a plant biologist, I appreciate any and all strategies to increase...
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Eating Together: Recipes and Recollections reviewed by kaye16

(reviewed 25th January 2016)

A fun read, with his and hers sections—first reminiscences and recipes from Lillian Hellman; then the same from Peter Feibleman (who wrote a couple of...
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Beard on Pasta reviewed by kaye16

(reviewed 10th January 2016)

I think this may be one of the first serious books on pasta aimed at the general cooking public published in the US (1983). It's a good read (it is James...
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Blue Jean Chef: Comfortable Under Pressure reviewed by foodiewife

(reviewed 21st December 2015)

I have been pressure cooking for about 15 years. I started with a traditional stove top PC, but converted to an electric PC more than ten years ago. I...
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A Year of Good Eating: The Kitchen Diaries III reviewed by bunyip

(reviewed 26th October 2015)

I do like Nigel Slater. His writing is wonderful and his attitude to food eminently sensible; beware of fads, eat what you fancy but don't overindulge...
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River Cottage Fruit Every Day! reviewed by bunyip

(reviewed 14th September 2015)

I'm glad I bought this depressing book on special. One expects a bias towards what is available in England, but not the whingeing about the poor quality...
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Grains reviewed by bunyip

(reviewed 14th September 2015)

These days we are inundated with all sorts of seeds, pulses, legumes and grains. Even cooks familiar with a range of lentils and beans can get a bit nervous...
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The Baby-led Weaning Cookbook: Over 130 delicious recipes for the whole family to enjoy reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 13th September 2015)

I haven't used it a lot yet, but so far it looks both interesting and useful. One thing I would have hoped for would have been a chapter on 'first foods'...
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The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accessories reviewed by kaye16

(reviewed 24th August 2015)

This is a much-used cookbook, with lots of interesting recipes and many more still to do. I don't like the emphasis on egg-custard ice creams which are...
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Bitter: A Taste of the World's Most Dangerous Flavour reviewed by bunyip

(reviewed 31st July 2015)

Another brilliant work from McLagan. History, science, literature, folklore and personal reminiscences, all combined with beautiful photographs and interesting...
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Bake Happy: 100 Playful Desserts with Rainbow Layers, Hidden Fillings, Billowy Frostings, and more reviewed by southerncooker

(reviewed 5th July 2015)

I recently won this book and Cake Therapist by the same author from http://thecookbookjunkies.com/. Will do a review of Cake Therapist as soon as I’m...
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The Complete Cooking For Two Cookbook reviewed by foodiewife

(reviewed 30th June 2015)

I have been a fan of America's Test Kitchen for many years. I have made lots of their recipes, always with success. Now that our son has flown to coop,...
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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que: An American Roadhouse reviewed by kaye16

(reviewed 29th May 2015)

Most of the recipes in this book used their Mutha Sauce, which may indeed be good, but requires tomato sauce and ketchup, neither of which are used in...
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365 Ways to Cook Pasta reviewed by kaye16

(reviewed 4th April 2015)

Yeah, yeah, 365 ways to cook anything, a bit of a silly gimmick. But this is actually quite a good collection of a variety of pasta recipes. It doesn't...
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Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking reviewed by Bonita

(reviewed 3rd March 2015)

http://fourcooksonebook.blogspot.ca/2014_01_01_archive.html Perhaps the recipes themselves fall victim to 'tradition'. Perhaps because there was a limited...
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The Grilling Book: The Definitive Guide from Bon Appetit reviewed by Bonita

(reviewed 3rd March 2015)

http://fourcooksonebook.blogspot.ca/2014/09/bon-appetites-grilling-book.html We reviewed this last summer and it has now earned a permanent place on our...
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What's For Dinner?: Delicious Recipes for a Busy Life reviewed by Bonita

(reviewed 3rd March 2015)

http://fourcooksonebook.blogspot.ca/2013/09/oh-curtis-stonehow-i-love-you.html Here's a link to our FourCooksOneBook website's review of one of our favourite...
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Vegetarian Classics: 300 Essential and Easy Recipes for Every Meal reviewed by ajens

(reviewed 4th February 2015)

We cook from this book all the time. Its nothing fancy or 'foodie' or anything. Just good, solid, everyday vegetarian meals. Everything I've tried (and...
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Cooking Light Complete Cookbook: A Fresh New Way to Cook (Book & CD-ROM) reviewed by foodiewife

(reviewed 31st December 2014)

Why in the world have I relegated this cookbook to the back of the bookshelves? I dusted it off and I have to say that there are some great recipe choices....
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The America's Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook: A New, Healthier Way to Cook Everything from America's Most Trusted Test Kitchen reviewed by foodiewife

(reviewed 30th December 2014)

I won this cookbook, which is signed by Christopher Kimball. I'm a big fan of America's Test Kitchen and all of their publications. It's important to...
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Dinners for Two, Menus and Music: Vol IV reviewed by kaye16

(reviewed 26th December 2014)

Review based on the single menu that I've tried. This was a gift, an interesting idea for a book (and three before before it). There are complete menus...
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Huckleberry: Stories, Secrets, and Recipes From Our Kitchen reviewed by Catbatty

(reviewed 15th November 2014)

Hopefully this book will be edited/corrected for errors. See reviews at Amazon. Some reviewers suggest that if you bake from the book, do NOT use the metric...
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The Cooking of Spain and Portugal, plus accompanying Recipes: The Cooking of Spain and Portugal (Time-Life Foods of the World) reviewed by kaye16

(reviewed 3rd November 2014)

The hardback was a much better read than Quintet. Recipes I tried were pretty good, but a bit on the oily side. Also a bit blander than I expected.
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Baking: From My Home to Yours reviewed by Queezle_Sister

(reviewed 1st November 2014)

This cookbook has a wonderful assortment of recipes and the instructions are like having an old friend at your side. Moreover, the book is studded by luscious...
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Vertamae Cooks in the Americas' Family Kitchen (Americas' Family Kitchen (Television Program).) reviewed by awindyday

(reviewed 30th August 2014)

I loved her show, and when I found the book, I was very happy. Southern, African, Caribbean all together in this book. I loved the stories and pictures...
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Mollie Katzen's Vegetable Heaven: Over 200 Recipes for Uncommon Soups, Tasty Bites, Side Dishes, and Too Many Desserts reviewed by awindyday

(reviewed 30th August 2014)

I watched the show before I bought this companion cookbook. I can hear her encouraging voice as I make the recipes. I like the notes at the beginning,...
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Everyday Cooking With Jacques Pepin reviewed by awindyday

(reviewed 30th August 2014)

I love this book! The recipes range from super difficult to easy, depending on how involved you want to get, but are all hearty home fare. Love the autobiographical...
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Cooking at the Natural Cafe in Santa Fe reviewed by awindyday

(reviewed 30th August 2014)

Everything I have made from this book was flavorful, popular and not really too difficult. I have reviewed some individual recipes also.
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Crazy Water Pickled Lemons: Enchanting Dishes from the Middle East, Mediterranean and North Africa reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 27th August 2014)

Just like Roast Figs, Sugar Snow, this book is sorted in a rather non-traditional way by topic, which makes for an interesting way of discovering the recipes....
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Ad Hoc at Home reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 27th August 2014)

I actually only bought this book around the end of the cookbooker challenge (or maybe even after?), because I read all those raving reviews and figured...
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The All New Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook: Over 1,250 of Our Best Recipes (Southern Living (Hardcover Oxmoor)) reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 27th August 2014)

5 reviews, all of them with a 4-star rating - it seems obvious that this is a very reliable cookbook. Also, it's huge, and you can find recipes for nearly...
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Grains reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 26th August 2014)

I really like this book. It presents a lot of recipes with ingredients I rarely use, and most of them look and sound quite appetizing. Unfortunately, not...
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The Moosewood Cookbook reviewed by memere2

(reviewed 10th August 2014)

This cookbook was given to me as a gift in 1978. Today it is packed away in storage with so much of my belongings. I have used.many of the recipes therein...
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Good and Cheap reviewed by kaye16

(reviewed 7th August 2014)

This is a book written by a food studies student aimed at helping folks using food stamps to eat well. My first impression is very good. Like many good...
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Vietnamese Home Cooking reviewed by awong098

(reviewed 17th July 2014)

Beautiful photos, recipes are doable, well-explained, and delicious!
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660 Curries reviewed by gauntlet

(reviewed 19th June 2014)

I've made around 90 unique recipes from this book in the 2 1/2 years since I bought it. There have been only 4-5 that I didn't care for and would not...
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Recipes: Chinese Cooking (Foods of the World) reviewed by kaye16

(reviewed 6th June 2014)

The associated book is a pretty good read, but not too inspiring cooking-wise. Many recipes look to be fairly bland. Instructions are sometimes very poorly...
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Grandma's Touch: Tasty, Traditional & Tempting reviewed by ladybell

(reviewed 18th May 2014)

Is it reliable? Are the recipes well-tested? Remember, you can always edit or delete your review later.
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Recipes: The Cooking of Spain and Portugal reviewed by kaye16

(reviewed 30th April 2014)

The hardback is a much better read than Quintet. It provides a region by region review of the foods of Spain and Portugal by someone who actually lived...
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Recipes: A Quintet Of Cuisines reviewed by kaye16

(reviewed 30th April 2014)

Reviewing both the hardback and the recipe book ... My recipes book is marked as published in 1970, revised in 197, and reprinted in 1975. This is a...
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Smoke and Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen reviewed by southerncooker

(reviewed 30th March 2014)

I had read quiet a bit about this book and was intrigued. Did I really need another cookbook at this time? Was it one I'd cook from or did it contain hard...
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Vegetables from an Italian Garden: Season-by-Season Recipes reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 14th March 2014)

This is quickly becoming one of my better resources for vegetable side dishes, and vegetarian mains. It contains a lot of not too complicated, interesting...
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You Can Cook reviewed by lisakelsey

(reviewed 12th March 2014)

My daughter is twelve and this seems to be perfect for her.
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Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge: The Ultimate Guide to Mastery, with Authentic Recipes and Stories reviewed by kateq

(reviewed 24th February 2014)

I can't say enough good things about this book. It's beautiful and the typography is attractive yet legible (unlike so many cookbooks lately). The photos...
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Vegetarian Cooking at Home with The Culinary Institute of America reviewed by awong098

(reviewed 9th February 2014)

The recipes are simple, well-explained, and delicious!
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Pressure Cooker Perfection reviewed by foodiewife

(reviewed 7th February 2014)

I've been using a pressure cooker for at least 15 years, and I love it. I started with a stovetop model, but moved on to an Electric Pressure Cooker. Mine...
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Lick the Bowl Good: Classic Home-Style Desserts with a Twist reviewed by foodiewife

(reviewed 29th January 2014)

Full disclosure: I know the author, as she is a fellow food blogger and we've attended a Food Blog conference together. However, I paid for my own copy...
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Everyday Food: Great Food Fast reviewed by foodiewife

(reviewed 29th January 2014)

Being highly visual, I appreciate that each recipe has a beautiful full-color photograph. I miss this TV show, but am glad to have their recipes in one...
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Asian Vegetarian Feast: Tempting Vegetable And Pasta Recipes From The East reviewed by kaye16

(reviewed 24th January 2014)

Despite the title, this is *not* a vegetarian cookbook. One of the mainstay ingredients is chicken stock, which Hom says is necessary because of the added...
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Flour, Too: Indispensable Recipes for the Cafe's Most Loved Sweets & Savories reviewed by Kayakbiker

(reviewed 13th January 2014)

I was attracted to this book because many of its recipes were unique. The book has several sections titled breakfast, lunch (soups and sandwiches), dinner...
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The Eating Well Rush Hour Cookbook: Healthy Meals for Busy Cooks reviewed by kaye16

(reviewed 2nd December 2013)

This book has 15 menus per season, meals that can be prepared in one hour. When I was working, my definition of a fast meal was only 30 minutes, so I'd...
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Come Home to Supper: Over 200 Casseroles, Skillets, and Sides (Desserts, Too!) to Feed Your Family with Love reviewed by southerncooker

(reviewed 3rd November 2013)

I loved Christy's first cookbook and love this one as well. I like that it's so affordable. This is simple southern cooking at it's best. Christy's recipes...
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No Time to Cook reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 15th October 2013)

Some recipes are very nice, others need some tweaking before they really work.
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Werken met vis reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 15th October 2013)

This is a brilliant book, the amount of information that is amassed in it, and the beauty with which it is presented is truly impressive. It'll tell you...
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Preserve: Over 100 Delicious Recipes (Cookery) reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 15th October 2013)

A small but good, reliable book over preserving, with many good ideas.
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Relish: My Life in the Kitchen reviewed by Queezle_Sister

(reviewed 10th October 2013)

This lovely graphic novel is a memoir, a coming of age novel, and a cookbook, all in one. I found great delight reading this; the drawings were sweet,...
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Eat - The Little Book of Fast Food reviewed by bunyip

(reviewed 9th October 2013)

Nigel Slater is one of the great cookery writers of our time. He is a man devoted to the enjoyment of food and his enthusiasm is infectious and inspirational....
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Save with Jamie: Shop Smart, Cook Clever, Waste Less reviewed by Sovay

(reviewed 26th September 2013)

Strangely old-fashioned in that quite a number of recipes are based on cooking a big roast dinner and then using up the leftovers over several days (which...
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Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking reviewed by Queezle_Sister

(reviewed 22nd September 2013)

This is an excellent book for the beginning bread baker. Its strategies are also useful for the old, but busy, bread baker. The book takes a relaxed...
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Pie reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 22nd September 2013)

A really nice book based on a topic that most cookbooks will only touch upon in passing. Most recipes were really good, specifically the Smoked Fish and...
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The Olive and the Caper: Adventures in Greek Cooking reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 22nd September 2013)

I only bought this book after the challenge (ie. after reading all those enthusiast recipe reviews!), and I'm glad I bought it. Most recipes are really...
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The Flavour Thesaurus reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 22nd September 2013)

I absolutely love the concept of this book - I often turn to it when I'm not exactly sure if two ingredients will pair well, or if I just need inspiration....
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Cook This Now: 120 Easy and Delectable Dishes You Can't Wait to Make reviewed by wester

(reviewed 10th September 2013)

I really like this cookbook. The recipes are not too complicated for everyday use, but there is always something about them that makes them special. I...
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Good food 101 cakes and bakes reviewed by ana luisa

(reviewed 27th August 2013)

In a nutshell, the book I would save at the event of a flood. ALL the recipes are excellent (yes, i tried them all) and every one of them as a photo to...
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Simply Asian reviewed by trudywo

(reviewed 16th August 2013)

I have cooked a great deal from this book and the recipes - although requiring considerable prep time - always turn out well - the flavours are well balanced...
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An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace reviewed by kaye16

(reviewed 4th August 2013)

One of the very best food-lit books I've read, really a treat. Elegant and thoughtful writing, as well as some good recipe ideas along the way. I think...
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The Engineer of Food at The Cantina of Lost Souls reviewed by mariochef

(reviewed 30th July 2013)

What a breath of fresh air! A cook book that entertains while it sneaks hints, tips and recipes into your memory bank, woven into beautiful little stories....
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The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Classic Recipes for a New Century reviewed by Queezle_Sister

(reviewed 21st July 2013)

This is an impressive book. While not being encyclopedic, there is so much territory covered, its overwhelming at first. It took me a couple weeks to...
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Off the Beeton Track reviewed by Sovay

(reviewed 23rd June 2013)

This book was published in 1946 when food rationing in Britain was if anything more stringent than it had been during WW2 itself, but the author does his...
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Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America reviewed by Catbatty

(reviewed 7th June 2013)

I'm cheating. I just bought the book...could NOT resist. Haven't made a thing from it. Got it from library first, but such a long waiting list for it,...
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Simply delicious cookies reviewed by wester

(reviewed 23rd May 2013)

If you have children, it's good to have a good variation of cookie recipes for rainy afternoons. This book is fine for that. There is enough variation...
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Homemade with Love: Simple Scratch Cooking from In Jennie's Kitchen reviewed by Jeanne2020

(reviewed 15th May 2013)

I love this book! It has brought back my love for cooking. Everthing I have tried is both delicious and easy. It is the first cookbook that I read from...
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The Best of Bridge: Royal Treats for Entertaining (Best Selling Series) reviewed by bevjef

(reviewed 15th May 2013)

Wonderful, easy to make recipes that are truly the very best!!!
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The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook: Sweetness in Seattle reviewed by Zosia

(reviewed 14th May 2013)

An excellent cookbook that includes recipes for a variety of baked goods, desserts and savoury items that are favourites at the bakery. It’s well organized...
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Mario Batali Simple Italian Food: Recipes from My Two Villages reviewed by Zosia

(reviewed 28th April 2013)

Simple Italian Food is, unfortunately, anything but that featuring many multi-component recipes that aren’t practical for everyday cooking. However,...
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Rebar: Modern Food Cookbook reviewed by Zosia

(reviewed 14th April 2013)

This is a great vegetarian cookbook with a wide variety of recipes ranging from simple to complex, all of which offer a unique taste experience. Though...
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We Love Madeleines reviewed by Zosia

(reviewed 14th April 2013)

A very cute little book filled with wonderful recipes for the little shell-shaped cakes. The recipes have been contributed by different bakers, so the...
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Terrines and Verrines reviewed by aj12754

(reviewed 13th April 2013)

I think an experienced cook could have some fun with this book, but even experienced cooks would need to approach these recipes pretty cautiously. More...
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The Complete Asian Cookbook reviewed by denise

(reviewed 9th April 2013)

This is an amazing book - and a backbone of my collection. I lived in India when I was in middle-school, and on my return, I found this in the school library...
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Cooking Dinner: Simple Italian Family Recipes Everyone Can Make reviewed by lisakelsey

(reviewed 7th April 2013)

Some will find this book unremarkable but I love it because it reminds me of the simple Italian food my mother made for us every day back in the 70s. After...
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Ottolenghi: The Cookbook reviewed by kaye16

(reviewed 6th April 2013)

Have dashed through the book and marked many, many recipes to try. First impressions ... - Lots of wasted space. Pages and pages lost to photographs, full...
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The Olive and the Caper: Adventures in Greek Cooking reviewed by Queezle_Sister

(reviewed 1st April 2013)

This book will bring you on both a culinary and a cultural journey through Greece. I love the stories from the author about living on Santorini, and her...
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The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook reviewed by Zosia

(reviewed 24th March 2013)

At first glance, this book, which closely follows the style of the author’s blog, is very appealing. It includes a broad range of recipes that are detailed,...
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Pure Vanilla: Irresistible Recipes and Essential Techniques reviewed by Zosia

(reviewed 24th March 2013)

A celebration of vanilla in all of its forms. The recipes run the gamut from sweet to savoury, homey and retro to modern and sophisticated, but none are...
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The Country Cooking of France reviewed by aj12754

(reviewed 22nd March 2013)

This book is a beautiful and satisfying education in French country cooking.The text is enlightening, the photos are lovely, the recipes work beautifully....
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Salty Snacks: Make Your Own Chips, Crisps, Crackers, Pretzels, Dips, and Other Savory Bites reviewed by lisakelsey

(reviewed 11th March 2013)

Now that I've made three 5 star recipes from this book I am prepared to give it a resounding thumbs up. I will be using this one again and again. The ideas...
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Indian (What's Cooking) reviewed by wester

(reviewed 10th March 2013)

I almost didn't get this book. I already have a cookbook from the same author that I don't cook from. I already have a cookbook from the same series that...
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French Provincial Cooking reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 18th February 2013)

DH bought this book in his student years. He prepared a dish or two from it, but he never really used it a lot. Part of the problem was that this book...
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The Chinese Takeout Cookbook: Quick and Easy Dishes to Prepare at Home reviewed by BethNH

(reviewed 11th February 2013)

You get exactly what the title says - recipes for Chinese takeout. The book doesn't claim to give recipes for authentic Chinese food; it's aim is for...
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Bouchon Bakery reviewed by Zosia

(reviewed 8th February 2013)

This is a beautiful cookbook for the baker who likes to be challenged. Recipe ingredients are provided in weights (as well as standard American volume...
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Vegetarian Times reviewed by kaye16

(reviewed 27th January 2013)

VT is now publishing recipes from their magazine in DigiMag format, which seems to be some kind of a poor substitute for a real copy of the magazine. Searching...
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Snowflakes and Schnapps reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 25th January 2013)

I haven't cooked from this book yet, so I can't review it properly, but a few things have definitely caught my attention: 1. For most of the recipes, you...
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Savory Pies: Delicious Recipes for Seasoned Meats, Vegetables and Cheeses Baked in Perfectly Flaky Pie Crusts reviewed by foodiewife

(reviewed 19th January 2013)

Anytime I can support a Food Blogger, I will do that. (Of course, I'm a food blogger, but nowhere close to being ready to publish my own cookbook). Greg...
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Big Small Plates reviewed by Queezle_Sister

(reviewed 13th January 2013)

An amazing diversity of appetizers are gathered together in this tome. The appetizers come from a variety of cuisines - south american, mexican, european,...
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