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The Good Home Cookbook: More Than 1000 Classic American Recipes

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Hearkening back to the days before “low-fat” and “low-carb” took the fun out of food, The Good Home Cookbook features more than 1,000 recipes from the days when comfort food wasn’t the latest trend, but a way of life. From a massive collection of vintage cookbooks, including heirloom family recipe books, Richard J. Perry selected dishes that represent the true staples of American cuisine. Then, to see how the recipes changed over the years, they were cross-referenced with later cookbooks. Ingredients and techniques were “averaged” across regions and decades and finally, in a unique public testing program, sent to hundreds of home cooks in all 50 states. The recipes were tested, retested — without fancy stoves or exotic equipment — and meticulously evaluated until each was perfect: a wholesome, delicious American classic in keeping with today’s tastes, but never straying from its honest, blue-plate beginnings.

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Hearkening back to the days before "low-fat" and "low-carb" took the fun out of food, "The Good Home Cookbook" features more than 1,000 kitchen-tested recipes from the days when comfort food wasn't the latest trend, but a way of life.

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Lorien, December 24, 2006 (view all comments by Lorien)
This is a fun and friendly cookbook. When I cook, I like to consult a range of cookbooks to get a variety of ideas and then improvise. I usually consult 'The Gourmet Cookbook', Mark Bittman's 'How to Cook Everything' and Julia Child's 'The Way to Cook', and this cookbook will be joining that impressive group. Since I read cookbooks and cooking magazines for fun, a lot of the recipes in this cookbook are not new to me, but the recipes that are new to me are extremely valuable. For example, I was looking for desserts I could make without eggs, and found a delicious-sounding applesauce cake. There are also new takes on old standards, such as Beef Stifado, a Greek version of beef stew that includes feta cheese and walnuts. I am trying to incorporate a larger variety of fruit and vegetable recipes into my repertoire, so I was pleased to find recipes like New Hampshire Fried Apples, Stuffed Bell Peppers and Tex-Mex Vegetable Casserole. The layout is easy to read, and the instructions are thoughtful and detailed, for example specifying a 'shallow roasting pan' where other cookbooks might just say 'roasting pan'. This book is excellent for beginning cooks, but has enough new ideas that more experienced cooks will not be bored. I am very happy to be adding this cookbook to my collection!
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Linda Hershey, December 3, 2006 (view all comments by Linda Hershey)
The most amazing and comprehensive cookbook I own.
Name a recipe, and it's in this book....and it's great. The best reference cookbook ever!...really!
(and the easiest to read)
Nearly each recipe is prefaced with an interesting notation about the recipe....great information.
Buy it!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781933112251
Subtitle:
More Than 1000 Classic American Recipes
Author:
Perry, Richard J
Editor:
Perry, Richard J.
Author:
Perry, Richard J.
Publisher:
Collectors Press
Subject:
Cookery, american
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - American - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
October 2006
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
10.30x8.34x1.69 in. 3.61 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Hearkening back to the days before "low-fat" and "low-carb" took the fun out of food, "The Good Home Cookbook" features more than 1,000 kitchen-tested recipes from the days when comfort food wasn't the latest trend, but a way of life.

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