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Booze, not chews
on January 17, 2008
This book was given to me as a gift by a friend who knows that I love opera and food. I'm going to have to pass this book on, however. The recipes are impractical, goofy, and have a kind of playing-with-the-food quality to them. Every chapter starts with a long series of cocktail recipes. You get the feeling that this book is really about drinking. And these are STRONG cocktails, from the look of the recipes!
Many of the ingredients for the recipes might be hard to find even in a big city (I live near Washington, D.C.).
To give you some idea - I have a Michel Richard cookbook, and even though this great chef requires a huge amount of slicing and reorganizing of ingredients, his cookbook is more practical and realistic than this one!
But the pictures are nice, both the food pictures and the opera photos.