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Dumb down version of a classic,
This review is from: Hors d'Oeuvre at Home with The Culinary Institute of America (Hardcover)
Interested in making hors d'oeuvres purchase - The Professional Chef's Art of Garde Manger. It was written by Chef Frederic Sonnenschmidt, CMC and Culinary Dean at the CIA, and John Nicolas. The 'Art' has a similar feel as the Joy of Cooking and has only a small glossy section of pictures but this book trumps the CIA Hors book three times over. Just because the book has a fancy backer doesn't always mean it is worth it. The pictures are very nice and appealing and I guess for a casual cook the book would be fine.
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Initial post: Jan 15, 2008 1:07:05 PM PST
Ms. Usowski makes a keen point here. I have the "Garde Manger" book she mentions here and it is a great work. I thank her from saving me from a dumbed down substitute.
In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2011 8:24:49 AM PDT
I thought the same think. As a casual cook, a few pictures are all I need.
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