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The New Basics Cookbook

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  • Posted November 3, 2008

    An Absolute Must Have!

    This cook book was given to me by accident. A friend who got it twice as a gift and asked if I wanted one. That was 1996! It has been my favorite and my go-to cookbook for over twelve years. It is the first one I go to for ideas or questions about "the basics." Give it to a new bride or graduate and they will love it for life!

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  • Posted October 21, 2011

    Highly recommended, great recipes!

    Every recipe I have tried in this book has turned out perfect. You don't have to be an experienced cook to have success. Their first book "The Silver Palate Cookbook" is also great, I might even like better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2010

    My Kitchen Bible

    I cannot praise this book enough. The recipes are fail proof if followed step by step. This book has been in my kitchen for a number of years. The recipes are easy to follow and very well explained. It's more than just recipes. It has terms, charts, tips, suggestions, definitions and much more. The perfect gift for the novice cook.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2002

    Easy to be a GREAT Cook

    This, along with The Silver Palate are really the only cookbooks whose recipes consistently bring rave reviews from my guests. I don't even test them in advance. Everything is delicious and makes this weekend cook look like a gourmet chef. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to serve four star restaurant meals at home without going to cooking school.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2001

    The Perfect Cookbook

    This thick, well-organized, delightful cookbook is the cornerstone for any budding kitchen. It is fanciful, serious, authoritative, thoughtful, adventurous and classical - all in the same breath. I could not live without this book. In addition, it is the perfect wedding or graduation gift. It truly has something for everyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2000

    Excellent BASIC cookbook

    This cookbook is one of the best basic cookbooks I have ever seen. As a collector of cookbooks, this is the book I return to time and again to get basic information like boiling eggs, roasting meats and using herbs. Additionally, the cokobook has many new and interesting recipes that are delicious and easy to prepare. This book is a MUST for anyone interested in cooking, and it is a great resource for every kitchen.

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