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Amazon: The "BEST" Ice Cream Maker book? For Dummies!!!
on September 12, 2011
I bought the, "Best Ice Cream Maker Book Ever" and I read through it in about 20 painful minutes...I believe that Ms. Fallon has a marketable genre,if you enjoy reading the "How to Lists" which are enclosed in any kitchen appliance you purchase,
embelish the stock recipes a bit, and then fail to mention actual helpful hints like using ice baths when tempering eggs when you add them to milk.. The recipes are the same recipes you can find in Ladies home journal or Family Circle. They lack imagination and to suggest in the title that this is the "best ever", is not only misleading, it's rather pompous..
The Best Ice Cream Makers ever??
Hummm.. Ben & Jerry, come to mind.."Ben & Jerry's, Homemade: Ice Cream & Dessert Book" is avaliable on Amazon and is terrific. My new Favorite Ice Cream Cookbook Guru is, David Lebovitz. His Book, "the Perfect Scoop" is also avaliable on Amazon.. It is informative, guides you step by step, and is crystal clear as well as imaginative and has Phenomenal Formulas/Recipes, for the Pro and the novice as well..
Ice Cream Making is FUN, I was bored to tears reading the Best Ever.. This is not even worthy of re-gifting, therefore I will donate my copy to the goodwill and at least the proceeds can go to a good cause..
I am not usually this harsh, but having studied my craft for decades, I get a bit annoyed at titles that suggest greatness and give you mediocrity... Save your money..