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This review is from: The Cook's Book: Step-by-step techniques & recipes for success every time from the world's top chefs, including Marcus Wareing, Shaun Hill, Ken Hom & ... Shaun Hill, Ken Hom and Charlie Trotter (Hardcover)
This is an awesome culinary resource.
It is filled with an wide variety of informative chapters: sauces, starters, cakes, creams, pastries, and poulty; supplimented by a nice collection of chapters that focus on innovative, international cuisine.
While general cooking guides often only briefly skirt each subject; every chapter from The Cook's Book provides detailed investigation. At no point have I felt deprived of necessary information.
The clean, almost clinical DK style used to its full potential. Great recipies sit along side technicalities, tips and tricks, optional extras, and interesting narrative.
The wonderfully bright layout makes the preparation of the recipes appear very manageable; presenting all of information with reassuring clarity.
I am sure that The Cook's Book will become more valuable to me as I make my way though its recipies. I am also sure that it will continue produce suprises, regardless of how many times it is read.
It makes me want to cook. What more positive a compliment could there be?