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The book is great and has some simple classic recipes but at the same time it uses some ingredients which are not easily available in India. Which defeats my purpose of buying the book in first place... e.g. pillsbury refregirated pie crust and graham crackers are used in making all the pies in the book... All purpose flour is used to make most of the cakes mentioned in it.. So therefore the book is not completely useful for Indian home bakers!!!!
What a great tool! I love how informative it is. I'm still not done browsing through the book. The recipes that I have tried taste great and enjoyed by my family. The binding is sturdy but i wish somehow the pages could be waterproof. I make a lot of mess when cooking and my cookbooks tend to take a beating.
A must have, if you are interested in western cooking. Even if you don't cook, its interesting to go through. Amazing book, it covers very basic recipes. Any recipe you name it and you can find it or the variations can be built on as given in the book. I am not getting used to the spiral binding, wish it was hard bound.
This is a vastly improved version of the cookbook I grew up with in the 1950s. It should be glorious. Its recipes are excellent, as are its many photographs and hints about getting good results. But there are problems. This edition uses a 5-ring-hole glossy binder. The holes in its paper are poorly drilled and often stick together: separating them is almost impossible. The paper, which is far too thin for a book of this size and weight, tears easily. I still like the book, but the printing should have been better, especially for something intended for a hard working kitchen. Treat it gingerly and buy a box of hole reinforcements.