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WORST COOKBOOK I HAVE EVER BOUGHT!,
This review is from: In the Kitchen with Rosie: Oprah's Favorite Recipes (Hardcover)
If I were allowed to give this book a lower rating, I would. I have been cooking and collecting recipes since 1965, so I am not a novice at this. The seasonings, and sometimes the textures of the food in this book are so awful, they are hard to describe. For instance, there are two recipes for muffins in this book. The first one, Spicey Bran Muffins, is so overloaded with cloves and ginger, that, after the first bite, you are left with such a bitter and rancid aftertaste that you do not want any more! The second recipe, Oatmeal Muffins, also has the spices overwhelming and out of balance, even if you do go to the trouble of squeezing your own orange juice, which I did. What really gets you on this one is how nasty the texture is. It is really indescribable and bad.
If Oprah really ate this stuff, it is no wonder she lost weight. It gave me a stomach ache and ruined my appetite! If Rosie was cooking this stuff because Oprah likes it, Okay for her, but if she was cooking it because she thinks it is good, then shame on her. As a professional, she should know better!
It is one thing to eat healthy and well..It is another thing to eat garbage and call it a diet.
PS The "unfried chicken" is decent, but there are dozens of recipes for this posted for free on the Internet. The one recipe is no good reason to spend money on this very bad book!