Paperback: 354 pages
Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (June 10, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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OK, at first, I wasn't particularly thrilled with this book. Maybe it's because I've been cooking for a crowd for awhile and hoped it would have more to offer. It's very basic. However, I am coming to appreciate its "basic-ness" and believe it's a good place to start if someone takes on a large crowd cooking challenge. Just having the information for how to estimate amounts of a particular food item is very nice; makes the math (at least for me!) much easier. I think the recipes are somewhat mundane, but again, since I've already come up with recipes that have worked successfully, maybe I'm not being fair. I think I came to respect the book and myself when I checked a recipe I've used against a similar one in the book and discovered they were close enough to make me feel as though I were anything but a dummy!
Good recipes, easy for anyone to follow. I manage a senior citizen facility and they are enjoying the change to our menu!
I had been cooking (at home) for many years, and then took on cooking for 50-100 people once a week. I thought the book would help, but it wasn't very useful. All the information was just common sense and the tone of the book is talking down to you. Don't waste your time on a book, spend it cooking!
I purchased this book since I volunteered to cook for fellowship suppers at church. I really appreciated the helpful tips and recipes. The cheat sheet at the front of the book is so handy and I use it all the time. You will learn something you didn't know about cooking for a crowd in each chapter. There is no subject not covered and is an invaluable tool for me. Good book!!
My friend prepares food for the homeless in Austin Texas. (Ministry Under the Bridge) This book gives easy fast recipes for many people. I used it when I was preparing food for my husband's Masonic Lodges. The people all love the food.
It is a good book but nothing to write home about. I was a bit disappointed as I thought there was going to be more pre-planning for throwing a party or arranging a menu. Recipes are not very creative (just the basics). In any case it is recommended.
I have to cook for 150 people for a three day school function three meals a day. Ive never done this before and this definately helped with its conversions
This book was a Great Big help to me, as I planned my first big crowd event! Very easy to read and understand, alot of great information and hints!
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