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The Bon Appetit Cookbook
Hardcover, 816 Pages, Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated, August 2006
Fairchild, Barbara / Bon Appetit Staff
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As subscribers to this 50-year-old publication know, on the culinary magazine rack, Bon Appétit takes a middle postion between magazines geared toward speed and convenience for the hungry and harried and those catering to readers with the time and know-how to tackle a complex dish. Bon Appétit has carved out a flavorful niche for recipes that are innovative and adventurous, yet straighforward and easy to replicate in the home kitchen.
Gathered in this illustrated volume are 1200 recipes, as well as color photos, tips, techniques, and suggested equipment for the home cook. From brunch fare to condiments to candy, an approachable tone, choice ingredients, and easy-to-follow directions will make preparation less a feat of culinary endurance and more an eagerly anticipated cooking adventure.
Recipe: Roast Turkey with Herb Rub and Shiitake Mushroom Gravy
Recipe: Fettucine Bolognese
Recipe: Chocolate Cake with Caramel-Milk Chocolate Frosting