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Don't waste your time and money
on April 12, 2014
The authors, editors and publishers of this "cookbook" should be ashamed. This isn't a cookbook at all, at least not for 90% of the recipes. One recipe, early in the book, has no portion sizes, favoring the use of "pieces" as a measurement (eg "pieces of chicken, 1 piece onion, chopped, 1 piece green pepper chopped). Sure you can translate these into 1 onion or 1 green pepper, but what does pieces of chicken mean? How much chicken, which cut, how should the be prepared. More often than any cookbook should, this book seems to be a list of ingredients taken from dishes without any knowledge or understanding of amounts and preparation techniques. It's like the author went out to dinner and just by looking and tasting figured out what was in the dish, but had no clue how much or how it was prepared. Taking that information and presenting it as a recipe is ridiculous.
Only one picture in the entire book, the cover. That's it. In a modern era of publishing and the recognition of cuisine as both gustatory and visual, this book is nothing more than a fraudulent attempt to take people's money. You may find a good recipe or two in the book. I know from cooking a few that they are in there, but why buy a book with pages upon pages of crap just to get one good recipe? There are plenty of astounding slow-cooker cookbooks out there that have phenomenal recipes and even the bad ones are well written, easy to follow and adhere to some level of standards as to what a recipe must have to be translated into a dish.
Leave this book on the shelf and find a better avenue for your cooking efforts.