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I wanted to like this book, but didn't
on June 21, 2012
There look to be some good recipes in here. My problem (and this is my problem) is that I had to go through 28 pages of contributors (seriously), eight pages of ingredient notes and seven pages of opening notes to even get close to the recipes. Some of this info certainly needs to be in the front, but the bulk should be in the back (unless you can by-pass it, which you can't). No quick jumps - anywhere. There is no break down by category so you just have to page and page through even more. Once you hit a category, there is a list of recipes. From there, there is no link to that recipe, once again having to go page by page by page (and there are a lot of pages in this book). There are no page breaks between recipes, so they tend to run together. The pictures are pretty decent.
I give it a two as some of the recipes do look good. I'm just not going to waste my time looking for them when it should be a quick fix to jump to where you want to go. Not user friendly.