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Wow, a great reference tool for foodies!,
This review is from: The Deluxe Food Lover's Companion (Hardcover)
My son loves to cook and I picked this up for a present to fuel his hobby! So of course I just had to sneak a peak at the contents. The almost 800 pages and over 6,700 entries details in alphabetical order all sorts of foods, cooking terms, cooking tools and techniques, herbs and more. This is truly a wonderful reference for those that like to cook or for those who are just curious about food and its preparation.
One of the things I learned while perusing his present was how to easily open an oyster--wish I had known that when I lived in New Orleans. There is a simple explanation of what a prawn is--is it a shrimp? Rock Lobster? A Prawn?
Scattered among the alphabetical listings are various glossaries from cakes to olives to pasta to pears and more. At the end of the alphabetical listings you can find an extended glossary. And if the book has caught your fancy, there is an excellent bibliography to pursue.
After you finished perusing the entries all you'll need is a recipe to put your new found knowledge to work!
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