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Alex Barker qualified as a home economist before working in the test kitchens and marketing departments of some of the world's leading food companies. She then moved into magazines, including Woman's Own, where she became Cookery Editor. Later, at Prima, she worked in a similar role, before vis mere launching and editing Let's Cook. Her wide ranging experience of food publications makes her a leading authority and she now works freelance as a food writer. Sally Mansfield trained as a chef and then home economist before embarking on a career within magazines, including Prima, Me and Family Circle. After five years as a Food Editor she moved into the freelance world and has written a variety of cookbooks. vis mindre

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Essential Guide to Cake Decorating (2001) 88 eksemplarer
1001 Cocktails (2005) 75 eksemplarer
Best of Irish Cooking (2002) 17 eksemplarer
Egg Cook Book (2001) 14 eksemplarer
Best of Cajun and Creole Cooking (2003) 12 eksemplarer
Cocktail Essentials (1996) 9 eksemplarer
POTATO 150 FABULOUS RECIPES (2008) 8 eksemplarer
Ein Ratgeber rund um Eier (2001) 6 eksemplarer
A Cook's Guide to Eggs (2009) 6 eksemplarer
The Potato and Rice Bible (2010) 5 eksemplarer
Take One Egg... (2001) 4 eksemplarer
Eggs (Cook's Practical Handbook) (2004) 4 eksemplarer
Calorie Counted Meals (1988) 3 eksemplarer
Eggs: Cook's Kitchen Reference (2002) 3 eksemplarer
Italian cooking (1979) 3 eksemplarer
Den lille drinkboken 2 eksemplarer
De Italiaanse keuken (1980) 2 eksemplarer
150 suurepärast toitu munast (2011) 2 eksemplarer
La Pomme de terre (2004) 2 eksemplarer
Aardappel gerechten 1 eksemplar
Eggs (2007) 1 eksemplar
Citroner (2001) 1 eksemplar
Mini Cooking - Cocktails (2013) 1 eksemplar
Best of Italian Cooking (2003) 1 eksemplar
American Rice Cook Book (1986) 1 eksemplar

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Unfortunately, I never got a chance to try the recipes (though I still look at them and drool) because I ended up with so many vegans or people with egg allergies in my life and don't want to make something overly involved or so much food for just me. However, I refuse to part with this book: this book was so informative on eggs, from their production to the science of cooking them to the utensils often used in their preparation. Due to this book, I now own an egg piercer, egg scissors and egg dishes I finally learned how to properly boil eggs (not that all those products are necessary, as the book says, but awfully convenient). It has renewed my enjoyment of the simple breakfast of a poached egg on toast with black pepper. I may have never used the recipes in the back of the book, but I am well-versed in the basics of cooking eggs. Maybe one day I'll meet a man who wants eggs for breakfast (yes, bring me another egg lover into my life!) and will try something a little more complicated, but for now I can cook the perfect egg for my own enjoyment.… (mere)
 
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OptimisticCautiously | 1 anden anmeldelse | Sep 16, 2020 |
Unfortunately, I never got a chance to try the recipes (though I still look at them and drool) because I ended up with so many vegans or people with egg allergies in my life and don't want to make something overly involved or so much food for just me. However, I refuse to part with this book: this book was so informative on eggs, from their production to the science of cooking them to the utensils often used in their preparation. Due to this book, I now own an egg piercer, egg scissors and egg dishes I finally learned how to properly boil eggs (not that all those products are necessary, as the book says, but awfully convenient). It has renewed my enjoyment of the simple breakfast of a poached egg on toast with black pepper. I may have never used the recipes in the back of the book, but I am well-versed in the basics of cooking eggs. Maybe one day I'll meet a man who wants eggs for breakfast (yes, bring me another egg lover into my life!) and will try something a little more complicated, but for now I can cook the perfect egg for my own enjoyment.… (mere)
 
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OptimisticCautiously | 1 anden anmeldelse | Sep 16, 2020 |
I've had this on my shelf for a while and am just now beginning to use it. According to my notes, the 3 recipes I tried before from it were simply "easy, ok."

I do really like these Hermes House cookbooks for reading material, even if their recipes aren't anything to get excited about. In Hermes House style, there's a gorgeous, full-page picture of each dish with easy, concise instructions (with picture of different steps in the process). This is why these cookbooks are irresistible in the faculty room (left by the peddler). The books begin by informing you; this one begins with the history of potatoes (quite interesting, actually), a description of and how-to on every known way to cook potatoes, a catalog with pictures of each tool that could be called for in any given recipe involving potatoes, and frustratingly, a visual encyclopedia of every known type of potato (which actually includes 169 varieties). It annoys me because almost all of these 169 potatoes look exactly the same, and what's the point of knowing about them when my local grocer offers maybe 3 of them? I felt the same way about the Encyclopedia of Vegetables (also by Hermes House) that excited me about Jerusalem artichokes, which were in several recipes but nowhere to be found in the flesh, even San Diego. Perhaps this book's audience is the world traveler; someone who may, say, fly on their private jet to get a pinch of this from Sicily, a pinch of that from Spain... What is "demerara sugar?" It's one of the ingredients in a potato salad recipe I had considered: I don't think it should be so much work to find out what the ingredients are in a cookbook, but if I did have access to any of these potatoes and ingredients around the corner, the recipes are quite simple, pretty, and unusual, but again, they don't take your tastebuds to the level of ecstasy that the photos suggest.

Overall, I did learn some new things about cooking potatoes and about potatoes in general, so I'm glad I read it and I'm glad that I have it on hand, but it could've been better (especially if I were a different person).
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engpunk77 | Aug 10, 2015 |
Rice and Potatoes are two staples I could never be without. I like these books as they give you *all* the information ie

- photos and descriptions of different kinds of rice/potatoes
- utensils needed for cooking/preparing
- different ways to prepare in summary
- a selection of recipes (soups, entree, main, dessert, baking etc)

All with clear easy to read instructions and lots of photos.
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bluerose | Dec 31, 2007 |

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