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Oldie but a Goodie,
This review is from: The Cookery Year (Reader's Digest) (Hardcover)
This is the book that taught me how to cook. It was the go-to book for all of my first attempts at cooking. I remember the first dinner party I did (well a meal for family) featured the Strawberry Ice Cream from here. It was a bit grainy - but not a bad attempt for a 10 year old.
The book is well structured with a good introduction to various food stuffs, recipes broken down into months (thus highlighting seasonal produce at peak teams) and then a great section of staple recipes to conclude.
It might seem a little out-dated now - but it still ranks as a classic in my eyes. The Gougere recipe has long been a favourite - as has the Tyrol Cake (a spiced sponge with honey and dried fruit)
My mother had a copy, my sister has a copy. I suspect many families are the same.
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Initial post: 20 Jan 2016 20:42:53 GMT
My brother has a copy, he got one for his daughter (twice she lost one in a house move) his sister in law and now I have just ordered one.
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2016 20:44:21 GMT
Simon Tavener says:
Some of the recipes may have dated - but it is still one of the best all-round seasonal cookbooks any home cook needs to own!
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