Friend's Email: Subject:I have found a book that I think you would enjoy
The Cook's Book of Uncommon Recipes: A Kitchen Companion
The Cook's Book of Uncommon Recipes A Kitchen Companion Author:Barbara Hill From Publishers Weekly — Hill's ( The Cook's Book of Indispensable Ideas ) latest volume is most emphatically designed for browsers. About 200 recipes, the heart of the work, are alphabetized by "the most important word in the title." Following are a troubleshooting chapter and, mercifully, an index. Many foods here are not uncommon, but good non... more »etheless. Hill's uncomplicated tomato soup tastes like fresh tomatoes. Less orthodox but equally easy is a so-called Italian vegetarian chili (listed under "I") relying on black beans, eggplant and zucchini. There is even a special hot chocolate laced with nut liqueur and rum. Although the book is a pleasure to skim, its organization can fragment data. Directions for curried chicken breasts ignore the book's own recipes for curry powder and garam masala. Hill offers elliptical instructions for dinner rolls or pumpernickel bread, and buries information about working with yeast dough in a section titled--without apparent irony--"Why Do Things Sometimes Go Wrong?"
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal
Hill, author of two previous cookery reference books, has gathered together recipes she feels are both uncommon and uncommonly good. As a former reference librarian, she has included recipes that seem familiar but may be difficult to find in standard cookbooks: homemade Bisquik, candied flowers, marshmallows. Her choices make for an eclectic collection that some cooks will enjoy browsing through; others will find her lengthy section on "why things go wrong" the most valuable part of the book. For larger collections.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.« less