Not what I expected. No recipes, just a tools and technique kind of book, but very informative.
_The Family Circle Good Cook's Book_ is subtitled: The Essential Reference for Everyone Who Loves Food and Wants to Know How to Buy It, Store It, Cook It, and Enjoy It!
"In one book---all the information you need to know about cooking and enjoying food
Here, from the Editors of _Family Circle_, is the one-stop kitchen reference for today's busy home cook. You'll find everything you need to know about cooking and enjoying food, such as:
*Choosing, storing, and preparing hundreds of ingredients, including uncommon ones such as lemongrass, cilantro, jicama, and kohlrabi
*Every cooking technique from stir-frying to oven poaching, microwaving to fat-free sauteing
*The lowdown on good nutrition and healthful cooking--making them work for your family's meals
*Buying, using, and caring for all your kitchen tools and gadgets
*Emergency swaps--last-minute substitutions for ingredients and pans
*International and regional cooking--a compendium of dishes that explains what they are and where they're from
*Entertaining with style
*And much more
Loaded with helpful charts, practical tips, and creative ideas, this unique reference keeps information at your fingertips--and it's fun to browse through! Beautifully designed and illustrated, _The Family Circle Good Cook's Book_ is an indispensable resource and perfect gift for every cook, from the beginner to the accomplished gourmet.
The Editors of _Family Circle_, most recently authors of the best-selling cookbook _The Family Circle Cookbook: New Tastes for New Times_, have been authorities on home cooking for more than sixty years and have been trusted by generations of American cooks.
Produced by The Stonesong Press, Inc., and Alison Brown Cerier Book Development, Inc."
This book has 440 pages with index and seven sections:
1. Common and Uncommon Ingredients,
2. Cook's Tools,
3. Cooking Techniques,
4. Recipe Savers, Time Savers, and Money Savers,
5. What's in the Dish?,
6. Healthy Eating,
7. Creating a Feast for the Eyes