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Posted December 27, 2010
Good basics, but not much use for anyone who already knows how to cook
This is a good basic starter cookbook for someone who wants some simple, classic recipes and doesn't know much about cooking. The recipes are solid and relatively simple, and mostly cover classic standards - roast chicken, turkey, and beef, roasted potatoes, basic sautees and stir-fries, classic apple pie or chocolate chip cookies, etc.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Personally though, it's not of much use to me. As someone with a decent grasp of basic cooking, I like cookbooks for inspiration and new ideas, and there isn't much of that here. I received it as a gift and will be returning it for this reason - I read through it, the recipes are nice, the book is well laid out and has nice color pictures, but there's just not much here that's useful for me as a somewhat more experienced cook.
Bottom line: check it out if you're a new cook or looking for a lesson in the basics, but I'd look elsewhere if you're a more experienced cook looking for inspiration or new ideas.