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This review is from: Boulevard: The Cookbook (Hardcover)
I'll be brief: this lavishly-designed book is eye-candy, straight up. It is the quintessence of that lamentable recent breed of art-house "cook"books that are far better on the coffee table than on the kitchen counter. One overwrought, decorative, fussy recipe follows another in a titilating but ultimately boring succession of vanity shots. Basically, this book and its ilk are an extension of the interior decorating market: if you print it, they will come. Any experienced cook can glance through this book and instantly dismiss its recipes as outrageously unsuited to the domestic kitchen. Very silly indeed. But nice pix!!!