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1.0 out of 5 stars Sorry I just don't get the appeal, January 24, 2012
This review is from: The Kitchen Counter Cooking School: How a Few Simple Lessons Transformed Nine Culinary Novices into Fearless Home Cooks (Hardcover)
After reading other reviews, I'm very glad that people found this book inspiring and will cook more. And I'm even more glad I borrowed it from the library where I can cart it back tomorrow. I thought this and her other book were so boring. If you are thinking about cooking, why not get a real cookbook written by someone whose personality and style you are attracted to? There are many cookbooks whose author has tons to say about their own inspiration and their little tips and tricks. With actual cookbooks, let's say like the one I read recently, Nigella Kitchen, I can get my highlighter and pen and little post-it tabs out and read every word and be inspired by the pictures and the little stories. I think "What the heck is English Mustard or Banofee?" and I Google it and learn. But reading an entire book about people thinking about getting started cooking or overcoming fears and then gaining home-ec level skills. Lordy! I wanted to like this book and thought it was an awesome concept - but it's more like watching people watch golf.
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Initial post: Mar 16, 2013 7:45:02 PM PDT
C2015 says:
Boring? I was up until something a.m. (wee hours, did not look at the clock but know it was after 3) to find out how Ms. Flinn's final panned out, pun intended (I'm not giving details as to which one. Read the book to find out!). As I am writing this I am roasting chicken to make the stock recipe from the book and I can't wait to read the author's second book.

Posted on Jan 1, 2014 1:36:09 PM PST
John says:
With so many thousands of other cookbooks and authors to choose from, take comfort in knowing that you don't have to keep going back to this one particular author if you find her to be such a 1-star bore.
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