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Sat Nov 12 00:00:00 MST 2011goldwingrider Rating:5.0
As soon as I received the book ( shipping was quick ) I started using it. So for the recipes have been very good and easy to make. Will be using it for many years.
Tue Jan 15 00:00:00 MST 2008gbuskirk Rating:5.0
My family loves Cooks Illustrated but we rarely have time to cook their recipes after work. This cookbook is the solution to that problem. There are great tasting recipes in only 30 minutes plus a lot tips on saving time in the kitchen.
Wed Jan 12 00:00:00 MST 2011amkvc Rating:5.0
This is a great book. While not literally encompassing all possible things one might like to cook, it certainly offers an extensive collection of recipes with nearly endless variations on most. It takes the mystery and perhaps some of the anxiety out of cooking by providing thorough explanations from procedure to choosing ingredients. There are nealy endless illustrations on proper technique and numerous time-saving grids for referencing variations on recipes that are readily modified. As an industry professional, I find it an invaluable resource and HIGHLY recommend it.
Mon Oct 19 00:00:00 MDT 2009kenmarben Rating:5.0
As a buyer of many cook books, this cookbook for kids is terrific! Not only does it have easy to understand recipes, but the illustrations of all the ingredients & supplies needed is great for those beginner cooks. The quick tips for good manners is an added bonus. Paula Deen is my favorite TV food personality & she has done a GREAT job on this book! I highly recommend it.
Wed Aug 07 00:00:00 MDT 2013jesusfreak2 Rating:5.0
I was not sure what to expect when I order the book. But, it turned out it was a great find. It is a hardback, easy to read, easy to follow, great pictures, great illustrations, and it totally focuses on what the reader/cook needs to know while preparing the dish. For me the recipes revealed a lot of questions I had about cooking. Example: How do restaurants get their chicken and potatoes to come out crispy and brown like that. Well, this book reveals that secret. :) I especially like how it helps identify all the different types of meats, mushrooms, potatoes, etc. It even shows pictures and names of all the different types of pots, pans, utensils, etc. I can go on and on, but I will just say this book is awesome!!
Thu Nov 10 00:00:00 MST 2011jaspermyyorkie Rating:5.0
Nice little book if you are interested in cake decorating, or beginning to decorate cakes. I only wanted to know enough to get by for birthday cakes, etc. Illustrations are just that, illustrations, not actual photos, but clear enough to clearly make out.
Sat Aug 27 00:00:00 MDT 2011nikbattaglia Rating:5.0
BEAUTIFUL book, illustrations, very inspiring words to go out and make your own rustic bread. measurements are a bit annoying to get used to, i only wish there were some kind of easy conversion included in the book :P overall, i LOVE this book. i can't ever decide whether to keep it in my kitchen or as a piece for the coffee table.
Tue Feb 14 00:00:00 MST 2012meowzers Rating:5.0
Book has sewing info, cooking info, holiday tips too. Beautiful illustrations. Fun historical info too. I do like this book allot. Would & have recommended to friends.
Wed Feb 06 00:00:00 MST 2008zydecoted Rating:5.0
This book has a fun, friendly and informative assortment of the foods Mario cooks on his shows. Its user friendly with good illustrations s well.
Sun Jul 19 00:00:00 MDT 2009myym Rating:4.0
i bought this book to share with my mom for mother's day. she loves to cook. great story, beautiful illustrations. I recommend this book for any child library, even the adult child :)
Fri Aug 10 00:00:00 MDT 2012louise125 Rating:5.0
Whatever I order from Overstock the merchandise is spot on.
Sun Apr 01 00:00:00 MDT 2007Rating:5.0
I have huge cookbook collection and this is one of the most used books in it. I give this as a gift to anyone who wants to learn how to cook or anyone who knows how to cook for that matter. It is the new staple for young marrieds. I had a cooking school for kids and often used this book as a guideline. The price is much cheaper than ordering it from Cook's Illustrated.
Wed Aug 07 00:00:00 MDT 2013jesusfreak2 Rating:4.0
All the different types of pies just blow me away. I never knew there was so many different types. I had been trying to find a Chess Pie recipe for a long time. This book has several different types of Chess Pies to choose from. The illustrations are good and the pictures are great. I only wish that there was a little "hint" section that said something like "increase the temperature for this pie to this degree and base it on the altitude, if that makes a difference in the outcome of the pie. We live in Denver CO and no matter how many different Chess Pie recipes I have tried I cant seem to get the middle of this pie to become firm. Other than that, I think the book is excellent.
Mon Apr 05 00:00:00 MDT 2010bigunn Rating:3.0
I thought this book would be more complete with flower illustrations. It wasn't. Save your money and buy a book with illustrations and descriptions of what flowers are truly edible.
Tue Feb 07 00:00:00 MST 2012collettewheat Rating:5.0
Terrific cookbook for fans of Cook's Illustrated or who need a good basic cookbook. Incredibly comprehensive and instructional.
Wed Dec 29 00:00:00 MST 2010shewiththedogs Rating:5.0
My 7 year old son was charmed by this book. The illustrations are very vintage feeling, and remind me of finding a great, old book. The theme is similar to the much brighter "Charlie Cook's Favorite Book", but my little guy really enjoyed that Edward is taken by his imagination when he reads.
Fri Sep 08 00:00:00 MDT 2006novicecook Rating:5.0
I don't have experience cooking and I sure don't know much about cooking technique. I have personally made all the recipes my family has enjoyed from this book with "technical" help from my wife. When my wife has made "new" recipes from other sources, we don't know what the final product will be like. With this book, not only do they tell you what the final product should be like, it most likely will turn out that way. I've watched America's Test Kitchen and thought that I could make some of the recipes they prepared. I like how detailed the nstructions are on the show and the book is even more detailed. I've seen Cook's Illustrated magazine in the book store and this book is similar though slightly condensed (explanations of the testing they did and why the final recipe is the way it is). While they have incredible detail on how and why, they do have to assume you have some rudimentary knowledge of cooking technique. So, when I tried the brownie recipe and it told me to "fold" the flour into the batter, I was clueless - fortunately, my wife supervises. They purposely change their recipe from "classic" recipes to make it more likely the average home kitchen has the tools required along with the ingredients being available at your supermarket. The brownies are incredible - the difference between out of the box brownies and the "classic" brownies is why people make food from scratch. Light and fluffy pancakes came out just the way they describe it...not the dense version I usually generate from packaged mixes (my wife had to give me a lesson on flipping pancakes - that's how inept I am in the kitchen). BBQ spare ribs with the BBQ dry rub - just like the ribs I had at "Smokey Bones" in the Atlanta area (the book tells you how to cook grill recipes for charcoal and gas grills). Cheese Straws drew rave reviews at a party (although not as pretty because my daughter and I couldn't get the twists described in the recipe so we just laid it out flat - the guests didn't care). Fallen chocolate cake (molten lava cake) was better than the local Chili's. Every recipe I've made has come out they way they said it would. As a totally novice cook, if I can get good results, then anyone should be able to do the same. As a novice cook, I do run into problems when timing is important when making a recipe the first time - like frozen dough becoming too warm because I took too long with something else before getting to the dough. They assume the average cook can get something done in X minutes while someone like me takes double the time. Fortunately, from America's Test Kitchen, I knew to just throw the dough back into the freezer when it got too warm. On my wife's advice, I am writing all over the book with my own notes on each recipe I make with any adjustments on spices or time allotments so each recipe will be MY Best Recipes. It's a great book.
Mon Sep 11 00:00:00 MDT 2006Rating:5.0
I love this cookbook and had to buy it for two of my friends. I intend to buy more copies for Christmas presents for other cooks in my family. Fantastic value and recipes turn out every time. Love the Cook's Illustrated series and this is the best of the bunch.
Wed Feb 06 00:00:00 MST 20135253lab Rating:5.0
Easy to understand and beautifully illustrated. Gave one later as a gift for Christmas and daughterinllaw loved it.
Thu Feb 14 00:00:00 MST 2008momto2boysandagirl Rating:1.0
I read about this book in Parents magazine and decided to order to it. I wanted to read it with my 3 yr. old daughter to help her learn the alphabet. When I actually read the book, I found it was really for adults. The language and illustrations are certainly something I wouldn't let my 3 yr. old see. It's very funny if you're an adult male, but it's not for little kids. I wouldn't let my children use those words in our home and I certainly didn't want to explain the concepts portrayed in the illustrations to a young child. It's a waste of money.
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