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Old 02-22-2012, 10:08 PM   #1
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Post Good book find! Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking

I've always had trouble with making sense of the ratios for anything I cook or bake. This book is an excellent source for this type of understanding.

Take a gander.

Amazon.com: Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking (9781416566113): Michael Ruhlman: Books

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Old 02-22-2012, 10:27 PM   #2
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Oh Yeah! I love my copy...
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:28 PM   #3
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This book looks really interesting! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:23 AM   #4
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Kathleen, ahem, Santa... brought that for me. I disagree with a few of his ratios and his logic behind a couple things. But it is an interesting read and does, usually, get you in the ball park where you can tweak things.
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Looks like a winner. Price is great too.
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I just bought and read this book. I found it fascinating how it demonstrated how closely related different types of recipes are.

Frank, you may be right about results, I haven't tried any of the ratios/recipes yet.

I think it's a very good instructive tool for those interested in going beyond reading recipes.
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I just bought and read this book. I found it fascinating how it demonstrated how closely related different types of recipes are.

Frank, you may be right about results, I haven't tried any of the ratios/recipes yet.

I think it's a very good instructive tool for those interested in going beyond reading recipes.
I knew you would see the benefit.
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:12 PM   #8
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This book really helped me starting improvising

I was always so anxious that any tiny little modification might harm this cake recipe or that pancake variation, bcz - as we all know - "baking is like a science" (as opposed to cooking). But reading it, about a year ago, I figured out that there's a lot of place for creativity in my own baking!

I've started with Pound Cakes, then moved to Breads - all are based on really simple ratios and upon getting it, I feel much more free to improvise and modify.

As always, when you understand something, you're much more likely to succeed in it!
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