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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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"Whole Grain Breads," Peter Reinhart

Pros: Astoundingly delicious, light, and perfect whole grain breads Cons: Only for dedicated bakers! Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Ten Speed Press.   I’ve heard amazing things about Brother Juniper’s Bread Book and it’s even on

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"Whole Grain Baking," from the King Arthur Flour Company

Pros: A ton of delicious whole grain recipes with handy tips Cons: None Rating: 5 out of 5 Once again I find myself in need of a lousy book to review. I’ve lucked into so many good books lately that

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"Super Natural Cooking," by Heidi Swanson

The recipes from this book more than prove Ms. Swanson’s skill in the creative kitchen. One of the surest signs I’ve found of a brilliant cook over the years is the ability to take a few, often mild ingredients and turn them into something that is more than the sum of its parts–a wholly new and complex flavor. This she does easily.

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