Pros: Beautiful photography, extensive ingredient list
Cons: Poor recipes, some "how to" sections have small thumbnail photos.
So many cooking ingredients and so little time for a cook, isn’t that the case? It seems just about the time you master one ingredient there is a new recipe that calls for something you have only seen on Iron Chef. Never fear, DK’s “The Illustrated cook’s book of ingredients” is a great reference to look up that mystifying ingredient. It is fun, informative and most all it has what everyone loves in a cookbook, pictures. DK books are truly wonderful because their main component is an abundant supply of excellent photography. Something I find most cooks enjoy when it comes to cookbooks. A picture is after all worth a thousand words. Although this book has numerous...(read more)