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5.0 out of 5 stars
Indispensable, 1 Dec. 2010
If you just want to be shown how to cook something for dinner this might not be the book for you. Find a Jamie Oliver book with lots of pictures...
If you actually want to learn to cook though - this is a masterpiece. It teaches you fundamental techniques and their application in classic dishes.
I originally rented it from a library, renewed it until I could renew it no more and then bought it. It is absolutely indispensable.