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The Cook's Companion by Stephanie Alexander
The Cook's Companion by Stephanie Alexander
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good general reference, 2 April 2000
One of the best things about this book is that the book is arranged by ingredient, with a page or so explaining what to look for. For example, the section on potatoes explains that there are waxy and floury potatoes and gives examples of each. This is an Australia author, so the varieties given in the examples are sometimes slanted towards those that are widely available in Oz, but generally information applies equally well to other parts of the world. In addition to the main recipes, the columns are filled with quick ideas for preparing each main ingredient. A good general reference.
The Return of the Naked Chef by Jamie Oliver
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More fantastic recipes, 2 April 2000
Sometimes a second book can be a poor cousin to the original. I'm pleased to say this is not the case with Jamie Oliver's second book. The recipes are just as interesting as the first, and includes small sections on breakfasts and drinks. Essential information, such as pasta and stock recipes are much the same as in the first book, but this is practically the only repeated information. There's a great intro written by Jamie, but it's in a difficult to read font. Worth reading if you can perservere.