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Deluxe Food Lover's Companion

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  • Posted May 14, 2010

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    Wonderful resource book for American cooks

    The authors did an amazing job on this book, defining many terms with not just dictionary descriptions, but varietal selections, taste, and use information. There are many cooking tips, entertaining quotes, diagrams, ingredients substitutions & equivalents, illustrations, and a simply mahvelous wine glossary for those who always wanted to ask but were afraid to look stupid. Love this book, really.
    It is a book for Americans, having many foreign terms but only for items one might find in a really good supermarket or you might run into when traveling. This is not a true international glossary, and it is not a cookbook. Yes, you can find corndog, s'more, and cotton candy defined. But, do not expect a comprehensive breakdown of Asian or sub-Saharan culinary terms. Neither is it a recipe book, for which I am thankful, as there are too many of those aready. There are also absolutely no glossy full page photos of dishes, which look nice but add little to content. This is a practical reference book for cooks. Not an in-depth library reference textbook, but one you should have in your home library if you like to cook.
    The only failing the book might have is that it does not address the topics of food storage & handling, temperatures, wrapping, sealing, hygiene, preservation and canning, and safety essentials.
    This book will not disappoint. Give it as a gift to all the cooks and soon to be cooks in your life, & newlyweds; the gilt edges are pleasing on the hardcover edition. You will wear it out.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2010

    By far the best most comprehensive kitchen book you could ever want!!!

    LOVE it!! I bought this for a Christmas gift for someone and when I got it, flipped through it. Well, I eneded up unable to put it do down for a week straight and it started to get a little "pre-read" looking so I had to buy a second one for the gift and keep it for myself! If you're a foodie and enjoy cooking you will want to to read this book straight through! I highly recommend this for professional chefs, home gourmets, novices, bridal shower gifts, and anyone that has a kitchen!

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  • Posted November 17, 2009

    Great information

    I have not looked at the new edition, but the previous ones have proven very valuable. I am in the food profession and still come across words in recipes or ingredients that I am not familiar with. I pull out my FLC and find the word and it solves the mystery. Even if I know the word, it will give the history and other info I might not have been aware of. I always keep it handy in the kitchen.

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