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Poor quality control
on January 21, 2015
Poor quality control! While I am enjoying this cookbook, I'm very disappointed that the pages were out of order, making it harder to find what I need. I realized this too late and amazon will no longer accept returns! Also, I'm not a fan of the metal spiral binding with the hard cover the covers the whole spiral binding. It will wear out quickly, and the metal rings have a tendency to bend and pinch the pages. They spiral binding also arrived with a bit of sticky residue that catches the pages and would be hard to remove without getting the pages wet. I thought I was getting the softcover with plastic spiral binding.
As to the actual content, I love the color-coded sections by season, and the fruit and vegetable guide at the beginning. When I don't actually want to follow a "real recipe" it tells me what parts of the veggie I can eat (helpful if you buy from a CSA and truly receive whole and unfamiliar veggies) and basic preparation options. I tend to use recipes as guides, so I often feel I need to add extra seasonings, etc. Some things may be a bit bland if you followed the recipes exactly.