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Field Guide to Candy Paperback – August 1, 2009
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first, the recipes aren't very good. i'm a hobbyist candy maker- not a pro, but i know caramel from brittle. the recipes in this book are poorly explained, and either overly complicated, or completely improbable, or both.
second, most of the book is filler (for example, the recipe for gummie bears is EXACTLY the same as the recipe for gummie worms, except the portions are double- why write out the entire recipe again?!). it is full of random thoughts and ideas that any decent editor should have cut out. how many times does a candy cookbook need to suggest that candy makes a nice gift? (certainly not every other recipe!)
lastly, the size, layout and formatting of the book make it impossible to use as an actual cookbook. it is certainly not a book you can have open on the counter while you cook. the inside pictures are small, not very appealing, and several of them seem unlikely to be homemade candy, plus they are all together in the photo section, not adjacent to the recipes.
the tidbits of history were interesting for several of the candies, but forced for others (why are you taking up space in my cookbook to speculate about where or when something MIGHT have been created?!), and certainly not worth the price of admission.
I would like to mention that the one thing that bothered me was with the Carmel. It said add two different kinds of sugar, but it only called for one, so I feel like something is missing from it. I did look at the other Carmel recipes in the book and sort of even out what it was asking for.
All in all this is a good book and the candy tastes great!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This shows you a bunch of different homemade candies, and how to make them. Not as international as I hoped, but if you want to make most kinds of basic candy, you will probably... Read morePublished on March 22, 2014 by Lisa
Love it. Lots of fun candies to try. Thank you. I ordered two, one for me and one for my daughter.Published on August 5, 2013 by Sherry-Mae Hedgecock
Excellent resource. Answers questions I didn't know I had. Great how-to book. Very organized.
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Field Guide to Candy is a great little book. It's colorful and cute, and the recipes are short and concise. Read morePublished on November 17, 2009 by SJS
This book is AMAZING!!! There are recipes for candy (like licorice, gummy bears, and marshmallow chicks) that I didn't know could be made at home. Read morePublished on November 4, 2009 by D. Harris