Pros: Lovely color photos of the recipes. Nice stories that explain the origins of the recipes. Every recipe tested multiple times.
Cons: The recipes are not organized in a traditional manner. Some ingredients may be hard to find.
I think it is safe to say we have all experienced executing a recipe exactly as written only to have it be a disaster. We are left hanging up our aprons in shame and shaking our heads, wondering what went wrong? As we come to our senses we mentally go over the steps we took, looking for errors. Having found none, we go to the ingredient list and scrutinize it, only to realize that the recipe itself was not correct! Although we sigh in relief, knowing we didn’t make the mistake, we are in a quandary wondering what to do with the erroneous cookbook. Sometimes there are typos, when a tablespoon is really supposed to be a teaspoon. Sometimes the author cuts down a large recipe assuming...(read more)