From the reviews:
"From tips on drying your own herbs to perfecting a b©chamel sauce, the guide makes a great gift for both beginning and experienced home chefs… The detailed instruction is coupled with photographs so you always know where you should be in any process… It's covered wire binding makes it the perfect addition to a cookbook and cooking technique collection designed to last a lifetime."
Tricia Robinson-Pridemore, Cookbook Digest, December 2003
"The Cook's Companion makes the perfect beginner's guide for cooks who want to use proper techniques… a wealth of color photos provides plenty of visual reinforcement."
The Bookwatch, August 2003