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The Good Housekeeping Cookbook: 1,039 Recipes from America's Favorite Test Kitchen (Enhanced Edition)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

369 out of 482 people found this review helpful.

Some complaints resolved. Great cookbook with videos and links!!

I have the enhanced version with video and this is a great cookbook so far. I was looking at the reviews to see if anyone knew how to easily find the pages that have videos but instead found lots of complaints and thought I'd help with those. A. The sample book that can...
I have the enhanced version with video and this is a great cookbook so far. I was looking at the reviews to see if anyone knew how to easily find the pages that have videos but instead found lots of complaints and thought I'd help with those. A. The sample book that cannot be removed from your nook is a glitch and from what I've read, will be addressed in the next software update. For now, I think you can hide it on a separate bookshelf or just enjoy it for what it is -- you might actually want to make those chocolate curls one day. B. If you actually purchased the cookbook and did not get the enhanced version with video, contact BN. They will refund your nook purchase and you can repurchase the correct version. I know because this happened to me. The enhanced version has the videos and internet links and costs $4 more. I went online and contacted them via the nook chat and the problem was easily corrected. Beware: Even though the sample has video, if you purchase from the sample, it links you to the cheaper version which is not enhanced (again, that's what happened to me). You must be sure to purchase the enhanced version if that's what you want.

posted by MomNJ on August 13, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

70 out of 122 people found this review helpful.

B&N should offer a third option...

This was one of the first books that I got when I got my nook several months ago and the reason I got it was that it was featured in one of the "how to" videos on the site. After paying for what I thought was a book with recipe videos in it, I was disappointed to find o...
This was one of the first books that I got when I got my nook several months ago and the reason I got it was that it was featured in one of the "how to" videos on the site. After paying for what I thought was a book with recipe videos in it, I was disappointed to find out that not only did my version lack video, but that up until version 1.2 was released, the nook was not capable of playing an embedded video in an ebook as shown in their tutorial videos. I'm fine with paying an extra few dollars for the difference between the "enhanced" version and my "basic" one, (though I think B&N should have made it clear that the first version did not include video at all), but I am NOT going to shell out an extra $20+ for something that I thought I was getting the first time. It looks like I have about 4 other titles in my library that are now available in an enhanced version too. I get that B&N wants to make money off of me, but I don't think that pricing ebooks in this way is going to help build or keep customers around the nook platform when there are clearly other options out there, and after trying to get customer service to see things from my point of view it appears that is an exercise in futility.

posted by r1ck on May 13, 2011

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  • Posted August 12, 2011

    Great cookbook!

    I dont understand all the negative reviews. This cookbook is great! There are several short videos. Each one is about a minute and a half. Examples: how to peel shrimp, how to poach an egg. Yes this cookbook is expensive, but it has tons of great recipes. The videos are helpful. I love cookbooks, and it is fun to be able watch videos with tips, tricks, and how to. It also has red text throughout that you can click on to jump to related sections. I think this very handy. If you're looking for a really well rounded cookbook, this is it! I would like to see more videos or a lower price, then i would give it five stars.

    48 out of 67 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2013

    Cookin book

    This is the best book ive read so far about cooking. My children loved all these desserts

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    Get it! Worth it!

    Awesome!!!!!

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2012

    Cookbook

    This cookbook is awsome I like it!!!

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2012

    Good Housekeeping Coook Book

    THIS BOOK HAS TAUGHT ME A LOT OF COOKING TIPS AND SUCH. The videos are very explanitory. My only "complaint" is learning to find the recepies can be tricky, but achievable. Wish I'd had this book years ago! My cooking abilities have improved greatly since I purchased this. In short, I LOVE IT.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

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    Loveeeeeeeeeeeeee

    5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2012

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    I think this is a very great cookbook because it
    Has tons of recipes,it says that at least,but they look
    Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    Good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The only thing is that it is sooooooooooo
    Expensive!!!!!!!!!!! My mom i dont think she will let me
    Get it because its 20$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is why i gave it 4
    Stars. Well i think anyone else should get this
    Because it is soooooooooo awesome so far
    You will enjoy cooking,making,and reading this book!!!!!!!!!!
    So if you get it, please enjoy is because it is so expensive!!!!!!


    bye for now,
    :)

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    Good book

    Good book

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    8 pages

    I luv just the sample then i read it

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    The good hoasekeeping cookingbook

    I love this book and this food is my fave ever

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2013

    This is a good book

    It tells me many recipies!

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2013

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    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    Cookbook

    This cookbook is a good cookbook its used for people who dont know how to cook

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted September 24, 2013

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    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    Kensie

    Very neat with a video hope u enjoeeeeeeeee

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 25, 2012

    Nice collection of basic recipes,  One suggestion to make it eve

    Nice collection of basic recipes,  One suggestion to make it even better and easier to find specific recipes would be to include at the beginning of the Index a set of links to each alphabetical section (ex.  A, B, C...) within the index since it includes so many wonderful recipes, Headers within the index to let you know what section you are in would also make this e-version as easy to use as the hard copy version.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 15, 2012

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    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted November 30, 2012

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    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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