Paperback: 108 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press (September 15, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.4 x 9 inches
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A passionate home cook that has been honing her cooking skills for the last 25 years, concentrating on Italian cooking for the last 10 years, writes this review. My favorite cookbooks are "The Professional Chef" by the Culinary Institute and "Culinary Artistry". With more than 500 cookbooks in my collection I am usually disappointed in my recent cookbook acquisitions. As a time crunched workingwoman that likes to serve delicious home cooked food I am always looking for ways to make my life easier. With that in mind I picked up this book to see if it had anything new to offer. The recipes contained within this book have pleasantly surprised me.The recipes in this book are subdivided as follows:1. United States2. Mexico3. Great Britain and Ireland4. France5. Italy6. Greece7. IndiaBefore I review the book, I must say that if you are on a diet, this is not the best book for you. Many of the recipes depend on significant quantities of meat and/or animal by products (cheese, heavy cream, whole milk) for flavor. However, I have found it easy to modify the recipes to get similar "healthier" results. If you are comfortable modifying recipes this book is full of ideas that you can use to develop your own version of healthier slow cooked "gourmet" recipes.My particular cooking specialties are Italian, Indian and French cooking. The directions in the recipes are adequate to reproduce reasonably facsimiles of these recipes even for those unfamiliar with the cuisines of these cultures. Most of the resulting recipes were very close in flavor to the authentic dishes.The "baked" dessert recipes that are included in this book impressed me.
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