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Hi to everyone, I would like some book reviews on the following books before I buy, because I naturally can't buy them all!
Or not yet anyway!
thanks.

1. Invention of the Restaurant, Rebecca L Spang.

2. Salt, Pierre Laszlo

3. What Einstein told his cook, Robert L. Wolke

4. The Complete Restaurant, Elizabeth Lawrence.

5. Endangered pleasures, Barbara Molland.

6. The Forth star, Brenner.
 

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Those that I know are quite different in subject matter:

What Einstein told his cook, Robert L. Wolke is subtitled "Kitchen Science Explained." It's along the lines of Russ Parsons's How to Read a French Fry or Harold McGee's books: lots of science, very clearly explained. I happen to be a sucker for this kind of book; I loved it.

To research The Fourth Star, Leslie Brenner spent a year in Daniel Boulud's kitchen, observing just about everything. This is not a puff piece, though. I've also got American Appetite: The Coming of Age of a National Cuisine by her. It won't necessarily settle any of the ongoing arguments, but it's well written. She's a good journalist. Also a good cookbook writer.

I don't know the other 4, but from the titles they sound interesting. I hope others can provide some information.
 

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Oh no, I'm not familar with any of those. BUT if you ever want to talk about baking books, I'll be here ready and waiting!
 
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