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How recipe books SHOULD be written,
This review is from: "Good Housekeeping" Step by Step Vegetarian Cookbook (Hardcover)
I have tried about twenty or so recipes from this book, which is a small selection of the many recipes on offer. To put this in context, I probably only ever use about 5 to 10 recipes from any single cookbook. I am not a vegetarian, so why is this book so heavily used in comparison to others I own? Simple. Because all the recipes WORK. These recipes have obviously been bench-tested to death, because nothing ever comes out burnt or undercooked, and no 'minor' details are left out of the method sections that you have to second-guess. Also, everything I've made out of this book has been absolutely delicious, especially the balti and biriani dishes. So it's easy to follow, and gives foolproof and delicious results. It's the best cook book I've ever used.