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2.0 out of 5 stars
lacking in precision, 2 May 2012
The book covers a great deal of classic techniques in detail, sometimes way too much. However there are so many fundamental errors in the cooking processes and quantities of ingredients that just mean the recipes don't work. If you already know a fair bit, it is relatively easy to see the errors and compensate, but any amateurs really should stay away. Pretty, but not practical.