Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Simple rules for buying cookbooks

Here are some simple rules that could keep you from buying a cookbook you'll never use: http://bit.ly/1891qhT

September 10, 2013 by Lindsay

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Over at the blog, The Cookbook Man, there's a very interesting entry called The Cookbook MANifesto.  

Basically, it a series of rules about cookbooks - buying, using, and writing them. It's presented as a cloud series, and you can print  a PDF of the entire collection, but here are some rules in the buying category that hit home:
  • Don't buy a cookbook because everyone else has it.
  • Just because someone can act or sing, doesn't mean they can write a cookbook.
  • If there are tons of ingredients you cannot pronounce, move along.
  • You should love the images.
  • If it makes you drool, that's a good sign.
  • You should be able to actually make the recipes inside.
  • As a rule, you may make 6 - 8 recipes out of any given book, so see if you can find those first.
Some of these may seem a little obvious, but we have to admit we're guilty of breaking some of them and regretting the purchase.
Photo courtesy of Terry Freedman

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