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Another good year for Cooking Light,
This review is from: Cooking Light: Annual Recipes 2002 (Hardcover)
This is my sixth "Annual Recipes" book. I expect that it well be as well used as the previous five simply because Cooking Light recipes consistently provide the interesting and healthy meals we crave. This book contains all of the recipes from the ten issues published in 2001 as well as the "how to" sidebars for the recipes.
So what distinguishes this book relative to its predecessors? First, the opening pages contain the staff's favorite recipes. This is a nice place to start since the entire book can be a little overwhelming. The bigger distinction is that the magazine's special theme in 2001 was a series on how to cook various ethnic cuisines. These recipes strike me as be light versions of the authentic dishes without much dilution for American tastes. The cuisines featured include: Chinese, Italian, French, Caribbean, Greek, Spanish, South America, Middle Eastern, Indian and Mexican.
My edition (bought directly from the publisher) included a card with a password supposedly giving me access to a website for book owners only. This website is supposed to include more pictures and a gizmo to match what's in my pantry with recipes. So far (three weeks), I haven't been able to access the site.
Otherwise, this book is a good addition to my shelf. Now if they'd only publish an index for all six volumes....