I agree it's a risky proposition!
I never use the newest Fanny Farmer, it seems to get more useless with every incarnation, but I dip into some of the ancient ones from time to time. Wonder who they're writing THAT for?
The much ballyhoo'd newly revised JOC a few years ago was a mess. Blah!
I'd much rather do my own fat/salt reduction than have to rely on them to do it for me.
A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money.
Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine,
something Brussels sprouts never do.
P. J. O'Rourke, humorist