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Review: “The Great Big Pressure Cooker Book,” Weinstein & Scarbrough

Pros: Helpful tips; some good recipes Cons: Some ‘meh’ recipes Rating: 3 out of 5 I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.   Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough’s The Great Big Pressure Cooker Book:

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Review: “The Paleo Chef,” Pete Evans

Pros: Scrumptious food Cons: Not sold on everything Rating: 4.5 out of 5 I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.   The Paleo Chef: Quick, Flavorful Paleo Meals for Eating Well by Pete Evans

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Review: “A Good Food Day,” Marco Canora

Pros: Delicious, healthy food Cons: Not everything wowed me Rating: 4.5 out of 5   I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.   Marco Canora has joined the movement that pushes healthful, ‘clean’, unprocessed

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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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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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Review: “The Art of Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse,” Lauren Wilson

Pros: Funny, useful Cons: Sense of humor is a matter of personal taste; photos would have been useful Rating: 4 out of 5 NOTE: Review book provided by publisher Lauren Wilson’s The Art of Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse: A

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