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Pretty, but recipes don't work,
This review is from: Retro Desserts: Totally Hip, Updated Classic Desserts from the '40s, '50s, '60s, and '70s (Hardcover)
When I saw this book, I had to have it. It is beautifully photographed and the text is witty. The problem is, like some other reviewers have mentioned, the recipes don't work. I promised the gang at work I'd bring in delicious Black and White cookies and the results were a waste of time and money. I have tried four different recipes and had trouble with each. I've never attended culinary school, but I'm a pretty experienced home baker. After the recipes failed, I could figure out the problem and make adjustments, but I don't feel it's my responsibility to do that after purchasing a hardback cookbook. Get this book if you want to set it on your coffee table, but don't take it into the kitchen!!!
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Initial post: Dec 9, 2012 2:48:22 PM PST
Rhonda White says:
I learned a long time ago not to promise food stuffs to people from recipes I hadn't even tried yet. Better to try that recipe on unsuspecting family members before taking them to fellow employees and bosses!
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