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Review: “Bread Revolution,” Peter Reinhart

Pros: Yum! Cons: There were a number of recipes I couldn’t try Rating: 4 out of 5 (provisional)   I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.   Bread Revolution: World-Class Baking with Sprouted and

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On Reviewing Cookbooks

Any time I review a cookbook I make recipes from it first. You can have a gorgeous cookbook written by a famous chef that’s full of errors, and you can have some ugly little book written by someone you’ve never

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Feasting Resource

Recently I used and reviewed the Taste of Home Christmas cookbook. We liked it so much we decided to make our Thanksgiving meal entirely from that cookbook, just for the Hell of it. For desserts, we had a pumpkin mousse

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Update

It’s been a weird couple of weeks, with a bunch of things to do. So, not as many reviews have gone up. No worries–I just finished one library book (Summer Knight by Jim Butcher) to hopefully put up a review

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Review: “Taste of Home Christmas”

Pros: Yum! Cons: Some recipes could use more seasoning Rating: 4 out of 5 NOTE: Review book provided by Reader’s Digest   Taste of Home Christmas: 465 Recipes For a Merry Holiday is a delightful collection of holiday recipes. Contents

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Review: “Super Foods Cookbook,” Reader’s Digest

Pros: One of the recipes we tried came out well… Cons: …the other ones didn’t. Rating: 2 out of 5 NOTE: Review book provided by Reader’s Digest   Super Foods Cookbook: 184 Super Easy Recipes to Boost Your Health (N/A)

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Review: “Gluten-Free Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day,” Hertzberg and Francois

Pros: Delicious and easy Cons: Hard crust, shaggy look, doesn’t brown well Rating: 4 out of 5 NOTE: Review book provided by authors   I’m a huge fan of Hertzberg and Francois’s original Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day

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Upcoming Cookbook Reviews

I always make recipes from the cookbooks I review. At the moment we’re making things from: Reader’s Digest’s cookbook Super Foods Cookbook: 184 Super Easy Recipes to Boost Your Health (N/A) Hertzberg and Francois’s Gluten-Free Artisan Bread in Five Minutes

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Review: “International Night,” Mark and Talia Kurlansky

Pros: Delightful variety; great way to explore other cuisines Cons: Some recipes we tried were just ‘okay’ Rating: 4 out of 5   I received this book for free from Bloomsbury Publishing for this review.   International Night: A Father

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Review: “Best Lunch Box Ever,” Katie Sullivan Morford

Pros: Waaaay too good Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book (published 2013) provided by Chronicle Books   Best Lunch Box Ever: Ideas and Recipes for School Lunches Kids Will Love by Katie Sullivan Morford is the next

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