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11-03-2004, 01:14 PM
"Cover and Bake" just arrived the other day. Of course I can't actually cook from a book until I've read it from cover to cover :rolleyes: . Let's hope I actually get through it before spring! Anyone else have it? Impressions?
11-03-2004, 01:54 PM
I saw it the other day at Costco when I went to get the new CL book. I also saw a baking one and an updated Best Recipe too. I could only get one book because I now have car payments and needed to put a few things on my birthday and Christmas wish lists.
11-03-2004, 02:05 PM
I bought it through overstock.com and it arrived on Monday. I've looked through it a little bit and there seem to be a lot of things to try. There is a slow cooker section, which I like. I figure if they test recipes over and over again, hopefully the slow cooker recipes will come out good. I have a history of producing tasteless slow cooker meals. :rolleyes:
The one thing that I didn't like, basically what I don't like in general about the Cook's Illustrated Best Recipes, is the repeat of sections across the cookbooks. I also have the Soup and Stews Best Recipe book, and all the stews in the Cover and Bake are in the Soups and Stews. I also have Quick Recipe and American Classics. I am guessing there are going to be repeats from both of those as well. Oh well! :)
My Canice you are on a cookbook buying frenzy! You go girl!!!:D
I have heard that there is alot of repetition between books.
I am afraid that all the detail they provide for a recipe kind of turns me off. I am not that into the whys and therefors of a recipe.
(I know I am in the minority here):o
11-03-2004, 05:16 PM
I am with you Maureen....I want to produce recipes that taste great and don't really care why or whatever. I haven't seen that cookbook yet but after my last spending spree on cookbooks and holiday magazines I am taking a break. Well until I get to San Diego on Saturday that is.....Barnes and Noble here I come :)
11-03-2004, 08:49 PM
Believe it or not, I've bought only two cookbooks this year! (No, one cookbook - this one I dropped in DBF's Amazon basket, so HE bought it :p ).
I tend to glance over their various methodologies and get right to the recipes, but I do appreciate the research generally, also because I'm reaching a point where I'm trying to create more of my own recipes, and this is a good way to learn. But in all honesty - it just looked like a good collection! ;)
On the plus side, DBF flipped through and has decided he wants to buy a slow-cooker. Fine by ME!
Oh sorry Canice.I don't know why I was under the impression you had bought quite a few...not that that is a bad thing. Maybe I have been one buying alot???........:confused: :p Yes that must be the case.:)
11-03-2004, 10:51 PM
LOL Maureen!! You're half right: seems *I* suggest the book and YOU buy it! :p If Julie doesn't move in, maybe I can rent the cottage (you DO have a cottage, don't you? ;) ) and share your cookbooks -- then I can be the "whacky neighbor"..er, "neighbour" on the BB sit-com :p
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