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5.0 out of 5 stars The Final Word on Cooking, December 8, 1999
This review is from: The Way to Cook (Hardcover)
I got this cookbook as a Christmas gift four years ago after taking cooking seriously for four years. The knowledge Child imparts took me to another level of understanding good food and good cooking.
I don't consider myself a gourmet. I am a good home cook who appreciates delicious, hearty food and I gravitate towards these types of dishes and chefs. By the time I read The Way to Cook, I'd already owned and read three or four cookbooks (all from the Silver Palate ladies) and I didn't learn about the process and intellectual thought of cooking until Child. Wow. She truly brings everything to its most basic point and then, tell you how to treat the food. Additionally, the book is organized well; written in a straightforward manner; and the recipes are simple to follow and delicious to eat.
True, this is more continental than it is American, but I think if you could only have two or three cookbooks, this would be one of them. The others would be Cook's Bible and Joy of Cooking (new ed).
One warning, like most cookbooks, the food is rich, so if you're on a diet, eat breakfast, make this for lunch or an early dinner and don't eat anything the rest of the day!
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Initial post: Aug 7, 2009 5:04:05 PM PDT
M. M says:
Hi,
I left compelled to dispute the idea that fat is bad. The noodles and the bread and large amounts of sugar all the time every day will make you fat; but NOT the fat. this is why the "French Women don't get fat" book was a big best seller. If the French were known for being fat, it wouldn't be a best-seller. I just don't eat breads and sweets often, and I;m still losing weight steadily.

Posted on Dec 27, 2009 6:21:42 PM PST
mama.x says:
M.M's right. if u really want to understand food/fat, u must read omnivore's delimma or the omega 3 connection!
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