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  • Posted June 8, 2009

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    No Taste!

    I always stand by my moto: if you have nothing good to say, don't say anything at all. But, I'm a Big Fan of Rachel Ray's shows - I love how organized she is, and how she teaches little tricks with food, and the timing of when to start cooking what - it's amazing! Therefore, I have too leave a review. I've made some of her meals, because I love to cook, and, unfortunately, they were ALL BLAND. The tastes just don't come together! Like you make it once, but won't make it ever again! I'm surprised she has a section on her website regarding spice substitution. I believe that if you know the taste of each spice, each vegetable, each fruit, and food in general, really well, you would know what to combine with what and it would taste marvelous. Anyone, who knows how to cook or not, can make a meal in 30 minutes, for example cooking up some pasta, but if you add the wrong ingredients you will not remember that pasta's tast at all, it would be bland. To be a great chef, I believe, it requires a skill on how to pair Foods together. Sorry Rach!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2003

    Bad Book

    I was very disappointed with my purchase of this book. Rachael Ray attempts to sound professional and knowledgable. Do not buy this book unless you are already an intuitive chef. Her recipes DEFINITELY need to be doctored and flavored up. They tend to be bland. Her overuse of EVOO is a bit extreme. While EVOO is healthy. I believe she confuses viewers. Too much is NOT healthy. Moderation is key. There are many more delightful cookbooks out there. Bottom line: Find something else!

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