Over at the blog, The Cookbook Man, there's a very
interesting entry called The Cookbook
MANifesto. Basically, it a series of rules about
cookbooks - buying, using, and writing them. It's presented as a
cloud series, and you can print a PDF of the entire
collection, but here are some rules in the buying category that hit
- Don't buy a cookbook because everyone else has
- Just because someone can act or sing, doesn't mean they
can write a cookbook.
- If there are tons of ingredients you cannot pronounce,
- You should love the images.
- If it makes you drool, that's a good sign.
- You should be able to actually make the recipes
- As a rule, you may make 6 - 8 recipes out of any given
book, so see if you can find those first.
Some of these may seem a little obvious, but we have to admit
we're guilty of breaking some of them and regretting the
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