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3.0 out of 5 stars A cookbook without pictures with recipes in US cups, 19 Dec. 2002
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This review is from: Recipes and Remembrances from an Eastern Mediterranean Kitchen: A Culinary Journey Through Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan (Hardcover)
I enjoy cookbooks that use beautiful colour shots to tempt me to try new dishes - and which give me an idea of what I am aiming for the dish to look like (if all goes well), especially if, as in this case, it's a type of cuisine with which I'm not familiar. This book has no photos of dishes and is a disappointment for that reason. Also note that this cookbook follows the (to me) curious US practice of giving quantities in "cups" rather than by weight (for solids) and volume (for liquids). An interesting book but not, for me, one that really helps me cook new dishes.
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Initial post: 9 Mar 2011 01:07:18 GMT
Different parts of the world have different systems. There is nothing curious about that. Having tried the cup system I find it cuts out a lot of work and faffing about. To damn the book for its failure to comply with your chosen system of measurement seems such a shame when it is a major scholarly work on the cuisine of the region as well as having the wonderful range of recipes described by other reviewers. Not all of us need entertaining with pictures, either.
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