Paperback: 928 pages
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series; 5 edition (September 1, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 2 x 5 x 7 inches
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I have spent most of the past two days examining and reading and thinking about this book. I think the one word that best describes it is "massive". This book is over 900 pages.....of course, it is only about 5 x 7 inches so not quite the same as a 'full-size' book. Still, the thing that makes it remarkable is the depth of the subject matter. Almost anything I can think of with respect to food is touched on in this book. You should be aware, however, that too much of a good thing can still be "too much". Does that apply to this book?? I think maybe it does in some ways. Is this book worth the time and the money spent?? Absolutely!!Here are a few thoughts I jotted down as I read and paged through and referenced (and cross-referenced..!) my way through this tome. "Wow, over 900 pages and very few photos...Uhh, actually none." (That's right NO photographs, NO drawings, NO line art, NO images of any kind...)........"Hmm, I didn't know that, or that either.." (I can't imagine the number of times I actually said that exact thing..)........"So THAT'S how you pronounce that!!." (Very helpful pronunciation guide with each entry in this book..)........"Wow, that's a LOT of cross-referencing.." (You can't even imagine!!..)........"Hmm, an appendix too...Oops, lots of appendices.." (One of the VERY helpful parts of this book.). There were other comments that I wrote down too, but this is enough for a sample.With only 7000 (+/-) separate entries in this encyclopedic work, that obviously doesn't cover EVERYTHING!! There must be something left out....Actually, I am certain that there is a lot that is NOT here, but most of it is pretty obscure stuff and not likely to affect anything you might reasonably be expected to do in your kitchen.
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