Monday, November 8, 2010
James Beard's American Cookery
What a cookbook! You have never seen a big cookbook until you have seen this one. I mean this is like the mother of all cookbooks. Well it even says on the front cover "The Bible of American Cooking" Just the index of the recipes is 31 pages small print! I believe it has over 1500 recipes. I am a cookbook collector, so I love having lots of them to choose from, but honestly if your not, this is the only one you will ever need. It has tips and instructions on how to cook everything. It is also cool how it gives a you a history lesson of the particular ingredient that the chapter is about. Did you know that the "Vegetable dinner" came into fashion after WWI. When we received finer produce than ever before. This book is full of useful information, a great addition to any one's kitchen.