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The Vegetable Butcher: How to Select, Prep, Slice, Dice, and Masterfully Cook Vegetables from Artichokes to Zucchini

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Here is an exceptional cookbook that should be on every home cook’s bookshelf. The Vegetable Butcher should have the highest rating, unfortunately, it’s not without faults. For one thing, page numbers referred to in recipes for other preparations are sometimes incorrect—very frustrating for the cook. Equally annoying is recipe layout; for many you need to leaf pages to overleaf and back again while following instructions. If you can live with these problems, Cara Mangini did an awesome job dealing with just about every vegetable available to us: selection, storage, with what to partner them, beautiful photos and good, well-written recipes. She arranged the vegetables alphabetically from artichoke to zucchini. She provided many great step-by-step instructions accompanied by good, helpful photos. With many recipes she also has nice notes and occasionally recipe variations. Sidebars labeled Butcher Notes are also useful and excellent. An extensive section on basics introduces us to everything we need to know about dealing with vegetables; equipment knife skill and side preparations (nuts, seeds, breadcrumbs, cheese). In many recipes she uses a beet symbol; these are freestyle recipes you are encouraged to vary and play with. Well cross referenced index is perfect.

Reviewed By:
Author:
Cara Mangini
Star Count:
4/5
Format:
Hard
Page Count:
346 pages
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company
Publish Date:
19-Apr-2016
ISBN:
9780761180524
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Issue:
June 2016
Category:
Cooking, Food & Wine
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Publication Date

19-Apr-2016

Format

Hard

Publisher

Workman Publishing Company

Issue

June 2016

Page Count

346 pages

ASIN

0761180524

ISBN

9780761180524

Star Count

4

Book Author

Cara Mangini

“The Vegetable Butcher: How to Select, Prep, Slice, Dice, and Masterfully Cook Vegetables from Artichokes to Zucchini”

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