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Dominique Ansel book - ambiguity in the recipe

I have this book https://www.amazon.com/Everyone-Can-Bake-Simple-Recipes/dp/1501194712 at home. And I wanted to try the "White Chocolate Glaze" from page 253. But I am baffled about this ...
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Fat and gluten development - Salt Fat Acid Heat

I am reading Salt Fat Acid Heat. I am still in the beginning but it has changed my approach to cooking, it is much more fun now. Nevertheless, there is something I am not getting when it comes to fat ...
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Where to find missing pages from "The Spice Cookbook"?

I purchased The Spice Cookbook by Lillie Stuckley at a thrift shop. Awesome book, but it's in bad shape and is missing a few pages.. How can I find them? Without buying a whole new copy?
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What's the difference between British and American edition of McGee's "On Food and Cooking"?

It looks like there are two versions of the same book. British "McGee on Food and Cooking: An Encyclopedia of Kitchen Science, History and Culture", published on November 8th 2004 and ...
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How much can be learned from a regular cookbook as a vegan?

I've been looking since quite some time for books on gourmet vegan kitchen, that require a lot of competence, and I even asked here on the board for advice. That time I got recommended "...
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Cooking guide for individual ingredients (not full recipes)?

I'm on the hunt for a cooking resource (website, app, or book) that focuses on individual ingredients, rather than full recipes. Something where I can just type in / look up the thing I have (filet of ...
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Books for very high level vegan cooking?

I'm looking for a book, or some books on cooking vegan on a very high level. There are several nonvegan michelin star level books, and many "quick and lazy" books, but I'm having a hard time ...
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Any books that teach the science of Indian cooking? [closed]

Can someone please suggest good books to understadn the science of Indian cooking ?
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Are there any resources specifically on cooking with high-heat wok burners?

I recently got myself a high-power wok burner, like the ones they use in professional Asian restaurants. Cooking with it is a ton of fun, but sometimes I find myself overwhelmed by the heat output. ...
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Are there any cookbooks specifically designed for restaurant-level chefs/cooks?

It's fair to say most cookbooks are designed for the home cook. Not just in terms of quantities but also in terms of technique; it's very common to see recipes - even those written by giants in the ...
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Should I use raw beets in my smoothie recipe?

I have a smoothie recipe which requires beets, and having never prepared raw beets, but only ever pulled the, from a pre-canned jar, I'm wondering how to proceed. I'm reading the cookbook "100 Best ...
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A book about croissants/viennoiserie

I am looking for a book which concentrates on croissants. I already have some recipes and other books which either present them or delve a little bit into them. I am looking for a more deep ...
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Discworld cookbook question [closed]

How useful is the discworld cookbook to people in our world for cooking purposes? In other words do they use real world ingredients? Any notable successes? I’m mostly curious & I don’t think it’...
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Is Ciao Bella's "Rosemary and Olive Oil Gelato" savory?

I am about to make ice cream (for dessert) from The Ciao Bella book for Gelato and Sorbetto and was thinking about trying the Rosemary and Olive Oil Gelato. It says something about being savory, but ...
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What are some established western cook books from 1920 - 1960? [closed]

I'm looking for a book that would, preferably, have been written by a renowned chef; or a book that was a standard or staple for, say, French cuisine. I'm looking to add to my bookshelf of classic ...
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Gaul Divided into 3 fats

There is a cookbook with at least two editions about French cooking based upon dividing the country into fat regions: butter, olive oil, and lard (?). I cannot find it on-line though I did previously. ...
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Cookbook on Odisha cuisine

Do there exist cookbooks, possibly in English, about food from the state of Odisha, India -- preferably written by an author from that region?
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What does Joy of Cooking mean by "canned spaghetti"?

My sister was browsing through her Joy of Cooking (the 1975 edition, her copy printed November 1983) and found several recipes that call for things like "1 can spaghetti: 24 oz." or "2 1/2 cups canned ...
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Where to look for Vintage Cookbooks in Spanish?

I'm trying to find some vintage Cookbooks printed in Spanish from the 30's, 40's and 50's for a present. After many google searches I can only seem to find vintage Cookbook sites in English only. ...
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Uzbek cuisine - Cookbook in English? [closed]

Is there a book on Uzbek cooking in English? I found one in Russian, but English would be preferable.
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Are there books describing the general principles of cooking? [closed]

Perhaps my question is too weird, but whenever I read a book on cooking, it's just a list full of recipes. There are a lot of examples but there are no explicit laws or general principles of cooking -...
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Leaving buttermilk out overnight, recipe for food poisoning?

In the recipe for corn bread in The Bread Baker's Apprentice, the first instruction reads: "The night before baking the corn bread, soak the cornmeal (1 cup) in the buttermilk (2 cups). Cover and ...
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Bread Book Suggestions [closed]

I want baking my own bread loafs, specially things like sourdough baguettes, ciabatta, flatbead, and multi grain loaf bread. I've been researching this for a few days, but as usual, there is a ...
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What strategy can I use to identify a cookbook with a torn off cover?

My mother left me a cookbook that is the most amazing one I have ever seen. It is approx 1700 pages, the last pages are missing on my copy. I remember the cover, which is long gone, was green. It is ...
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What's a good bible on vegetarian cooking?

Some years ago I decided to eat less meat and to successively becoming a vegetarian. I haven't learnt any particular dishes though, mostly just improvising with veggies/beans/nuts/cheese as staples – ...
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What type of cookies does the author Rose Levy talk about in Christmas cookies book?

From here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biscuit according to American English dictionary Merriam-Webster, a cookie is a "small flat or slightly raised cake".[4] A biscuit is "any of various ...
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Recommend Indian cookbooks for a beginner/intermediate amateur [closed]

I would like to experience more Indian food but I need recipes ideas and to learn some more cooking techniques. What are some good cookbooks for a beginner/intermediate level amateur "chef"?
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What is a good book about soup?

I really love soup, and mine always comes out pretty badly - once in a while I get a good one, but generally pretty disappointing. Can anyone recommend a good book for making soup? Not necessarily a ...
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Please help me identify this Jamie Oliver cookbook

My wife wants a Jamie Oliver cookbook for Christmas. All I know is that "it's the one with the pizza dough recipe." Does anyone know which one this is?
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What electronic tools are recommended for a cooking journal? [closed]

I am embarking on a project to cook every recipe in the "The Bread Baker's Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread" cookbook. I would like to maintain a cooking journal, something similar ...
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Explanation of the phrase "Eye of Round Roast"

I need to translate the type of meat called "Eye of Round Roast" to Danish. It would be extremely lucky, if anyone here speaks Danish as well as having a quite good English cooking technical ...
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Good book on English/British cuisine

I am looking for a good book on British cuisine, and I have a specific type of book in mind. I tried looking on Amazon, but I couldn't determine whether a given book offers what I want. I am looking ...
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New takes on recipe format

I'm working on a cookbook that is designed to make it easier to master the steps that go into a recipe, and understand the timing, especially when trying to get multiple items to 'line up' so they all ...
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A great book with recipes for Tapas

Spanish Tapas is some of the best food I know. I've been to a lot of great restaurants all over Europe. I've bought some books, and tried different recipes for making this food. It should not be very ...
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English Translation of Gastronomie Pratique

I was reading Julia Child's autobiography, and she mentioned that she loved the book Gastronomie Pratique by Ali-Bab. It's apparently a classic compendium of French cooking recipes and techniques. ...
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How do I cook for just one person? any good cookbooks? [closed]

Being single again, I'm thinking it's time I learned how to cook for myself, problem is knowing how to cook, and buy, buying being a significant part of the problem, in quantities that will be just ...
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What book/website should I read to help me move beyond just being able to follow a recipe? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Books that explain the science of cooking? I am looking for a book/website or other resource to help me gain a deeper understanding of cooking and to help me move beyond just ...
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Preview for "The New Best Recipe"? Suitability for vegetarians?

Is there a site that offers a "look inside" preview of the book "The New Best Recipe"? I checked both Amazon and Google Books, but I couldn't preview it in either. The approach of the book sounds ...
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Resources that explain the science of cooking?

I have been cooking for a while now, but its mostly what I picked up watching others cook. Now, I am an engineer by profession, and it seems there ought to be a reason for cooking food the way it is ...
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Fannie's Books and Derivatives

I am a bit wary of Amazon reviews so I am asking here, are these books useful today? useful here means; are there any objective scientific practices outlined in them that we accept today? They are ...
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What were the popular cookbooks of the 1950s?

What were the most popular cookbooks in the 1950s in the US? I have seen lists that cite the many Betty Crocker cookbooks, but what about other authors (or companies)?
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Online freely available cookbooks

As a programmer, I'm used to have a lot of online books for learning about almost everything. I'm sure that there are some cookbooks hidden in the web... but I've found just a few of them... I know ...
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Julia Child - Mastering the Art of French Cooking - OK for Kosher? [closed]

My fiancee and I love to cook. We love cookbooks, but often find that they are useless in today's internet world where all the recipe sites exist. Mastering the Art of French Cooking is a classic, ...
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Can I learn to cook from a book?

I want to improve my cooking skills and have considered following a number of books that call themselves cookery courses (e.g. Delia's complete cookery course, Ballymaloe cookery course). Can I ...
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I love "Mastering the Art of French Cooking". Can someone recommend similar books for other cuisines? [closed]

Mastering the Art of French Cooking does a fantastic job of teaching what you need to do to cook all of the classic French recipes and why you need to do it the way that is recommended. Can anyone ...
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Which food writers do you take to bed? [closed]

Which food books (and I'm thinking books on food and cooking rather than recipe books) do you find on your bedside cabinet rather than on the kitchen shelves? McGee on Food and Cooking: An ...
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What cookbooks do you always come back to? [closed]

Like me, there are probably a lot people on here that have a lot of cookbooks, but I find I keep coming back to the same 1 or 2 books to give me the basis of most of the stuff I cook. For me, I find ...