Recipes and More for the Curious Cook
Lately I've taken to recipe books that are as entertaining and informative as they are strictly useful. Epicure, written by a group of cooks and reviewers who go by that name, is arguably the best example of this I've ever seen. The sections of the book are loosely divided by subject, and include discussions of the topic at hand. What common thread links the astoundingly diverse eating practices found in India? How is it that eggs have less cholesterol now than they used to? It's in there, wittily written and more thought-provoking than one might expect from a cookbook.
And it is a cookbook, after all. As a rule the recipes are fairly straightforward. The secret to Sarah Bernhardt's chef's scrambled eggs is amazingly simple; but then, the results are also simply amazing. I recommend this book to anyone who finds food entertaining, and certainly to any home chef who wants to experiment with a variety of areas without undue hassle.
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