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Penetrating Wagner's "Ring" (Da Capo Paperback)
Penetrating Wagner's "Ring" (Da Capo Paperback)
by John L. DiGaetani
Edition: Paperback

61 of 67 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Painful to take, 23 Jun. 2009
I was largely disappointed with this book. 'Penetrating Wagner's Ring' is by no means an easy feat to accomplish and the author's foray into this dark world is, at times, painfully received. There appears to be little thought given to approach, stabbing relentlessly at ideas in an attempt to cram in as much as possible.

Practical Professional Cookery
Practical Professional Cookery
by R. J. Kaufmann
Edition: Paperback
Price: £40.84

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Academically and Professionally Superb, 2 Aug. 2008
This book is without doubt one of the most impressive, concise, organised and easy to follow cookery books ever written. The vast culinary experience of Mr R.J Kaufmann is evident in the resulting products of these superb recipes and I can strongly recommend this to anybody who is looking to begin or further their cooking endeavours.

You need not take much notice of the one star review above as it certainly doesn't tally up with the fact that this book has been revised and reprinted numerous times since the 1st edition in 1972 and, even to this day, continues to be used as practical and teaching material in culinary institutions around the English-speaking world. "Painfully old fashioned" is, quite frankly, a "painfully" uneducated description of this comprehensive, articulate and fruitful collection of invaluable culinary recipes, techniques and advice.
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