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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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Simply Ming: Easy Techniques for East-Meets-West Meals reviewed by Zosia

(reviewed 2nd January 2013)

I’ve always been a fan of Ming Tsai so was happy to cook from this book. I was especially intrigued by the idea of making a “master” recipe that...
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A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking reviewed by Zosia

(reviewed 2nd January 2013)

Another fabulous baking book from Marcy Goldman! The recipes are arranged according to Jewish holiday with introductory information about the holiday...
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A Passion for Baking: Bake to celebrate, Bake to nourish, Bake for fun reviewed by Zosia

(reviewed 2nd January 2013)

The author’s passion definitely comes through in this book, filled with a large variety of wonderful recipes that cover all occasions. There are lots...
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Essentials of Roasting: Recipes and Techniques for Delicious Oven-Cooked Meals (Williams-Sonoma Essentials) reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 1st January 2013)

I can't imagine I haven't reviewed this book yet! As a cookbook, it's a bit of a mixed bag - I liked some of the dishes, and others not. In general, the...
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Gelati d'Italia reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 1st January 2013)

A very nice book on ice creams. If I had to choose between this book and The Perfect Scoop, I would probably choose the latter, because it contains more...
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The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accessories reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 1st January 2013)

As the others said, this is a brilliant book for ice cream, and I would always recommend it!
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Aufläufe, Gratins und Souffles. reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 1st January 2013)

One of these typical small cookbooks that is part of a publisher's series and may typically fill a whole wall. It's okay; it includes a few adventurous...
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The Bread Baker's Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread reviewed by Zosia

(reviewed 31st December 2012)

This is a truly excellent book……it taught me how to make bread and understand the process so I would have the knowledge and confidence to tackle recipes...
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Joy the Baker Cookbook: 100 Simple and Comforting Recipes reviewed by foodiewife

(reviewed 28th December 2012)

I met Joy when she was a keynote speaker at the Food Buzz Festival in San Francisco in 2010. She's personable and approachable, and was voted Best Blog....
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Salads reviewed by BiblioBob

(reviewed 11th December 2012)

Frauke Koops’ “Salads” is a vivacious and dramatically colourful cookbook. The 52 featured recipes are presented according to level of difficulty:...
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Perfect Recipes for Having People Over reviewed by Queezle_Sister

(reviewed 9th December 2012)

This book appears to have reliable recipes, but its unique attribute is that it helps you entertain. Each recipe is accompanied by a side bar that includes...
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De verstandige kok reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 1st December 2012)

This book is great document of culinary history: a cookbook from the 16th century, the Dutch Golden Age, annotated and 'translated' to modern Dutch. And...
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Indien. Küche und Kultur reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 21st November 2012)

It's a very beautiful book, no doubt, and it's one of few Indian cookbooks on the German market that's worth the read. Unfortunately, the recipes so far...
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100 Essential Curries. Madhur Jaffrey (My Kitchen) reviewed by kaye16

(reviewed 21st November 2012)

Yes, another of those books with numbers in the tile. From a series of books by well-known chefs. What I don't like about this book is that it looks like...
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Fresh Fruit Desserts: Classic and Contemporary reviewed by Cooksbakesbooks

(reviewed 19th November 2012)

This is a book of fancy desserts. Some take a few steps to prepare and some are more straightforward, but all of the recipes look like they're worth trying....
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The New Best Recipe: All-New Edition reviewed by kerrlm

(reviewed 15th November 2012)

recipes are tested and tested by Cooks Illustrated staff. They always uncover a new twist or secret to successful cooking.
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A Taste of Canada reviewed by Zosia

(reviewed 10th November 2012)

This is an excellent cookbook focusing on Canadian cuisine that includes recipes using ingredients indigenous to the country or raised/produced within,...
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HomeBaking : The Artful Mix of Flour and Tradition Around the World reviewed by Zosia

(reviewed 10th November 2012)

This cookbook is a treasure trove of wonderful recipes, each of which transports you to someone else's kitchen, often in another part of the world. The...
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Plenty reviewed by Barbara

(reviewed 6th November 2012)

I am really enjoying this cookbook, as well as Jerusalem, which I bought at the same time. I love the flavours and combinations, and with it's heavy Middle...
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The Very Best Of Recipes for Health: 250 Recipes and More from the Popular Feature on NYTimes.com reviewed by Queezle_Sister

(reviewed 5th November 2012)

This well crafted cookbook has one outstanding attribute that I've not seen in other cookbooks. Each recipe has a nutritional analysis. There are many...
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The Best Vegetarian Recipes: From Greens to Grains, from Soups to Salads: 200 Bold Flavored Recipes reviewed by Queezle_Sister

(reviewed 5th November 2012)

This cookbook seems geared toward helping the vegetarian to prepare a well balanced meal. It does this with not only great recipes but also specific menu...
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Mediterranean Harvest: Vegetarian Recipes from the World's Healthiest Cuisine reviewed by Queezle_Sister

(reviewed 5th November 2012)

This cookbook has lots of recipes! Chapters are centered around meal courses, such as "little foods: starters, snacks, meze and more", "pasta", "savory...
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The Silver Spoon reviewed by Barbara

(reviewed 4th November 2012)

Supposedly the Italian bible of cooking, and it contains a huge number of recipes, but it's not for begging cooks. The layout is compact, pictures minimal...
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Appeltaart reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 3rd November 2012)

A beautiful book focused on a single dish - I'm actually amazed how many different recipes she found! However, not all of them are equally good, it has...
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Jerusalem reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 3rd November 2012)

So far, I have tested four recipes from this book. I noticed that all of these dishes were very delicious, none of them had that particular Ottolenghi...
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Baked Elements: The Importance of Being Baked in 10 Favorite Ingredients reviewed by Zosia

(reviewed 28th October 2012)

Another wonderful cookbook from the owners of Baked bakery in Brooklyn, this time focusing on the authors’ favourite ingredients. Of the three books,...
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The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook reviewed by foodiewife

(reviewed 28th October 2012)

Five stars to America's Test Kitchen. I've made many of their recipes, over the last few years. I have a paid subscription to watch their videos, that...
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Creme Brulee reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 21st October 2012)

The information given in this book on how to make a crème brûlée is scarse, which is a pity as there is enough that can go wrong when making a custard....
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On Drink reviewed by Sovay

(reviewed 15th October 2012)

I'm not sure this is a cookbook within the meaning of the act, but it lives in the kitchen and there are recipes in it so I'm counting it as one for the...
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A Cook's Calendar: Seasonal Menus reviewed by Sovay

(reviewed 15th October 2012)

I bought this book a few years ago but have never really warmed to it - largely, I suspect, because the author goes into a good deal of detail about exactly...
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Sunset Cookbook Classics: 8 Cookbooks in 1 Volume reviewed by kerrlm

(reviewed 14th October 2012)

Had this book for years, but never really inspected it. I would like to make about every recipe in this book. A real winner.
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Put 'em Up!: A Comprehensive Home Preserving Guide for the Creative Cook, from Drying and Freezing to Canning and Pickling reviewed by Queezle_Sister

(reviewed 13th October 2012)

This is a beautiful book with lots of information for storing foods. I've never before reviewed a cookbook I didn't use, but let me explain why I've made...
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Pretty Delicious: Lean and Lovely Recipes for a Healthy, Happy New You reviewed by southerncooker

(reviewed 13th October 2012)

Although I didn't watch, Candice Kumai was on the first season of Top Chef. I was intrigued with this book for it's low fat, healthy aspect, since I'm...
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Schnell - Rezepte mit Tempo reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 11th October 2012)

Small book aiming at young people and trying really hard to be hip. Unfortunately, the recipes are everything but hip.
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How To Eat In reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 11th October 2012)

A beautiful book with many classic British dishes, some with an impressive (and impressing) twist, aiming at home-style fine dining (as the title suggests)....
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Heimwee naar Bella Italia reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 11th October 2012)

A bit of a mixed bunch, the Dover Sole continues to be a great hit whereas other dishes were a disappointment. Does not contain photos.
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The Moro Cookbook reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 11th October 2012)

For me, this book contains a lot of interesting, and generally reliable recipes, with a few real great hits. I'm glad I have it, and I know people who...
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Vegetarian Bible: Fresh from the Garden reviewed by Monkey

(reviewed 11th October 2012)

I've only made a couple things from here so far, not totally fabulous but not bad either. Haven't really done enough to give a very solid rating, 4 stars...
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Betty Crocker Easy Vegetarian (100 Recipes for the Way You Really Cook) reviewed by Monkey

(reviewed 11th October 2012)

To be fair, I will say that the final products I've made have come out tasting fine. HOWEVER. When they say "easy," they mean EASY. They mean everything...
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German Cooking Today: The Original. reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 11th October 2012)

Very dated, very, very eighties, especially in layout and format. Some of the recipes are timeless and still very enjoyable. If you're looking for German...
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vegetarian reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 11th October 2012)

This seems to be a bit of a hit-and-miss book - either the dishes were really nice, or they weren't enjoyable at all. Or I've just had bad luck; a colleague...
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Morningstar Farms The Veggie Burger Cookbook reviewed by Monkey

(reviewed 10th October 2012)

I only gave this a cursory flip-through in the store, and kind of regret that. It looked a lot better at a glance than it was once I really sat and investigated....
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Vegetarian reviewed by Monkey

(reviewed 10th October 2012)

Not necessarily for your total beginner, these recipes can have a lot of ingredients/steps. But they taste great! This book houses one of my most favorite...
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Vegetarian: Collector's Edition reviewed by Monkey

(reviewed 10th October 2012)

Only made a few things, but really enjoyed them. Nice recipes, not simplistic but not overly complex either, good flavors & variation.
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3 in 1 Vegetarian Cookbook (Favorite Brand Name 3 Books in 1) reviewed by Monkey

(reviewed 10th October 2012)

The recipes are mostly on the simpler side, but I've made a large handful of them and they've all worked out nicely.
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The Cookbook Library: Four Centuries of the Cooks, Writers, and Recipes That Made the Modern Cookbook (California Studies in Food & Culture) reviewed by bunyip

(reviewed 9th October 2012)

This extraordinary book is primarily a history of the cookbook (and by extension of present-day cuisine) from antiquity to the nineteenth century, sourced...
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The American Country Inn and Bed & Breakfast Cookbook, Vol. 1: More Than 1,700 Crowd-Pleasing Recipes from 500 American Inns reviewed by booklovers2

(reviewed 7th October 2012)

This as well as Vol 2 is one of my All Time Favorites! I am still trying to test every single recipe in here - I have tried Many, Many Many.. and will...
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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: Our Year of Seasonal Eating reviewed by Queezle_Sister

(reviewed 6th October 2012)

Reading this book took me a long time (similar to @sturlington's experience). It is inspirational - eating locally, and discovering that if you eat local,...
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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: Our Year of Seasonal Eating reviewed by sturlington

(reviewed 6th October 2012)

My review is here: http://simplycooking.wordpress.com/2008/12/23/review-animal-vegetable-miracle/
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Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics: Fabulous Flavor from Simple Ingredients reviewed by sturlington

(reviewed 6th October 2012)

I haven't cooked much out of this book, because the dishes are what I would make to entertain, rather than feeding my family every day. What I have tried...
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The Complete Meze Table reviewed by wester

(reviewed 3rd October 2012)

I found this book at some flea market ages ago, and then pretty much forgot about it. Until a few weeks ago it caught my eye again, and I decided to cook...
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Spain and the World Table reviewed by Peckish Sister

(reviewed 29th September 2012)

This is a gorgeous large-sized, full-color picture for every recipe cookbook by the Culinary Institute of America with text by Martha Rose Shulman. These...
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Supper Club: Chez Martha Rose reviewed by Peckish Sister

(reviewed 29th September 2012)

It is a shame to use this cookbook just for the recipes, many of which can be found in her other cookbooks. You really need to curl up by the fire and...
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Light Basics Cookbook: The Only Cookbook You'll Ever Need if You Want to Cook Healthy reviewed by Peckish Sister

(reviewed 29th September 2012)

This is a great cookbook for novices as like the name implies, there are a lot of basic cooking instruction. The version I had was spiral bound and laid...
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Mediterranean Harvest: Vegetarian Recipes from the World's Healthiest Cuisine reviewed by Peckish Sister

(reviewed 25th September 2012)

At first I did not find this paperback book without color pictures very appealing. But then I found I was cooking quite a few recipes. It is a very practical...
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Soup of the Day (Williams-Sonoma): 365 Recipes for Every Day of the Year reviewed by soupereasy

(reviewed 11th September 2012)

Really enjoying this book so far. Winners outnumber the duds. A great book to give one ideas for a tasty dinner. Just add bread, salad and wine. Uses a...
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Roasting-A Simple Art reviewed by wester

(reviewed 10th September 2012)

Every recipe I've made from this book so far has turned out great. The recipes are quite simple, and all the details that you should pay attention to are...
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The Seafood Cookbook: Classic to Contemporary reviewed by wester

(reviewed 9th September 2012)

I made two recipes from this cookbook, both disappointing. It's getting one more chance, but three strikes and it's going out.
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The Southern Foodie: 100 Places to Eat in the South Before You Die (and the Recipes That Made Them Famous reviewed by foodiewife

(reviewed 7th September 2012)

Disclosure: As a food blogger, I was given an advanced copy of this book to review. My opinions are my very own, and was not a condition for my advanced...
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Culinary Expressions reviewed by Peckish Sister

(reviewed 5th September 2012)

Do you buy those great big packages of chicken breasts and then wonder what to do with them? Maybe you always buy the salmon and are ready for something...
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The Cookie Lover's Cookie Book reviewed by mockhuman

(reviewed 4th September 2012)

I bought this book when it first came out and I still turn to it when I want to make cookies. Solid recipes, well written - just don't expect food porn...
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30 Delicious Dump Cake Recipes reviewed by Peckish Sister

(reviewed 28th August 2012)

I love being able to quickly put together a fruit-filled dessert. These dump cakes seem to be a real crowd pleaser and to be better than something I could...
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Momofuku Milk Bar reviewed by jenncc

(reviewed 25th August 2012)

Let me just say I have had treats from the Milk Bar many times and these recipes hit the mark! Christina Tosi is a wizard with butter and sugar! A modern...
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Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes reviewed by Zosia

(reviewed 21st August 2012)

This book is a compilation of mostly traditional Italian recipes with the focus on those that are simpler or less time consuming to make, but certainly...
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Giada's Family Dinners reviewed by Zosia

(reviewed 21st August 2012)

The focus of this book is less on Italian cuisine and more on entertaining with recipes that are not necessarily traditionally Italian, but include an...
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Ottolenghi: The Cookbook reviewed by Zosia

(reviewed 18th August 2012)

I love this book! Not only does Mr. Ottolenghi have a way with vegetarian food, as seen in the book Plenty, but his talent and that of his partner extends...
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The Art of Pasta reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 12th August 2012)

This book is a joy to look at, with a beautiful mix of ink drawings and photos throughout the book. Many recipes are work-intensive, or feature expensive...
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Joy the Baker Cookbook: 100 Simple and Comforting Recipes reviewed by southerncooker

(reviewed 7th August 2012)

I recently won this from The Inspired Dish Blog. Cathy who runs the blog had Joy send the book to me and Joy graciously autographed it to me personally....
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Healing Foods (Dk Living) reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 1st August 2012)

This book actually consists of two sections: one regarding health issues andd types of food, one containing recipes. The former is quite interesting, but...
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Baking for All Occasions reviewed by Zosia

(reviewed 1st August 2012)

This is a fantastic cookbook for bakers who are looking for recipes with an added twist and who don’t mind investing a little extra time and effort in...
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Spanish Food and Cooking (Food & Drink) reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 1st August 2012)

I'm on the fence with this one. The recipes with the better ratings we prepared several years ago, and I'll admit that we probably have become quite spoiled...
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World Food Spain (World Food Series) reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 1st August 2012)

None of the recipes in this book have impressed me yet. The photos of Spanish landmarks are okayish, the food photography hasn't impressed me. Not recommended,...
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Flavors of Belize reviewed by coloradocooker

(reviewed 30th July 2012)

After visiting the small Caribbean country of Belize, I fell in love with their food! I was pretty upset to see there wasn't any 'great' cookbooks that...
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Jewish Cooking in America: Expanded Edition (Knopf Cooks American) reviewed by Zosia

(reviewed 19th July 2012)

This is a great cookbook and an even better read. Each recipe, whether it’s been passed down from generation to generation and survived in its traditional...
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Arabella Boxer's Book of English Food: A Rediscovery of British Food From Before the War reviewed by bunyip

(reviewed 11th July 2012)

Revised version of the original 1991 edition. This wonderful book is part history, part memoir and part recipe book. Her anecdotal style is like that...
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Baked Explorations: Classic American Desserts Reinvented reviewed by Zosia

(reviewed 9th July 2012)

The authors’ second book is as good as the first, continuing the theme of offering variety, creative flavour combinations and just plain delicious sweets...
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Baked: New Frontiers in Baking reviewed by Zosia

(reviewed 9th July 2012)

I own quite a few baking books but this one sets itself apart from the others by offering unusual flavours (matcha, malted milk, sweet and salty chocolate)...
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Dutch Delight reviewed by kaye16

(reviewed 5th July 2012)

This book has a cute concept, fun photos and looks at Dutch traditions and food. It's aimed at tourists and was sold for a while in museums, etc. (One...
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Sara Moulton Cooks at Home reviewed by Zosia

(reviewed 29th June 2012)

This cookbook offers a variety of quick-cook family-friendly fare as well as more sophisticated, but by no means daunting, recipes perfectly suited to...
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Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London's Ottolenghi reviewed by Zosia

(reviewed 28th June 2012)

I was looking for a cook book that presented vegetables in delicious and innovative ways to get the carnivorous members of my family to eat more of them...
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Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London's Ottolenghi reviewed by friederike

(reviewed 23rd June 2012)

As usual a new great book by Yotam Ottolenghi. This one contains excludingly vegetarian dishes, a few of which have already appeared in his column in the...
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Martha Stewart's Cupcakes: 175 Inspired Ideas for Everyone's Favorite Treat reviewed by Mrsjru3

(reviewed 17th June 2012)

So far so good. There are many recipes for cupcakes and frostings which are interchangeable. I enjoyed the banana pecan recipe!!
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Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston's Flour Bakery + Cafe reviewed by Mrsjru3

(reviewed 17th June 2012)

This book was a gift and I am so thankful for it. The apple cake recipe is great but my favorite is the macaroon sandwich cookies, they are simply amazing....
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Clinton St. Baking Company Cookbook: Breakfast, Brunch & Beyond from New York's Favorite Neighborhood Restaurant reviewed by Mrsjru3

(reviewed 17th June 2012)

So far what I've made has been really good. The brownie style cookies are a favorite of the kids.
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Better Homes & Gardens New Cookbook: 11th Edition (Crime Line) reviewed by Mrsjru3

(reviewed 17th June 2012)

This book is so reliable and the recipes are easy to modify to your liking. This one will always be a staple on my shelf as a reference more than anything...
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Baking Illustrated reviewed by Mrsjru3

(reviewed 17th June 2012)

This is my "go too" book for baking when I need something reliable. I know if I want a specific dessert and there is a recipe for it in this book I will...
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Baking by Flavor reviewed by Mrsjru3

(reviewed 17th June 2012)

So far this one is just ok. I will continue to try recipes and update if needed.
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Baked: New Frontiers in Baking reviewed by Mrsjru3

(reviewed 17th June 2012)

Reliable and very interesting recipes.
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Baked Explorations: Classic American Desserts Reinvented reviewed by Mrsjru3

(reviewed 17th June 2012)

So far this cook book has held up to it's reputation. I love the cowboy cookies and several other recipes.
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Back to the Family: Food Tastes Better Shared with the Ones You Love reviewed by Mrsjru3

(reviewed 17th June 2012)

reliable comfort recipes
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