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Great Cookbook, But Not My Favorite Ruhlman Cookbook.
on April 13, 2014
I love Ruhlman's Twenty. Naturally, when I saw that he had a new cookbook being released, I pre-ordered it months in advance. Ruhlman and I, a novice home-cook, think alike: eggs are cheap and easy to cook. Naturally, I was very excited to receive Egg.
I appreciate the finer cooking points on how to poach an egg properly and reminding me to coddle my eggs. However, I don't consider coddled eggs with truffle butter a true recipe. I tried the new technique for scrambled eggs (in a water bath). The technique is great and I would recommend it for brunch or dieters. The cakes look great (I haven't had a chance to make one yet, but I look forward to it). The quiche looks like my favorite quiche from Jane in San Francisco. I can't wait to make the marshmallows (Jane adds a marshmallow to their mochas).
Ruhlman is a great author. I really appreciate all the tips and tricks he adds to his cookbooks, including Egg. All in all, I took off one star because I like pictures. Egg is lacking pictures. I love all of Ruhlman's Twenty pictures.
Would I buy Egg again? Yes. Would I buy Egg for a friend? Yes. Do I enjoy cooking from Egg? Yes. However, Ruhlman's Twenty is still my favorite cookbook.
Update 3/15: The chocolate sponge cake recipe is my go-to recipe for all chocolate sponge cakes. When I make the sponge cake, I receive many compliments on the sponge cake.