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Review of "The Best Recipes in the World" by Mark Bittman

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The Best Recipes in the World
by Mark Bittman


$29.95 Suggested Retail Price

2006 seems to be the year for big and heavy books. This is another huge and heavy book that is filled with information you will enjoy having at hand. Author Mark Bittman gave us the great bestseller "How To Cook Everything." This time he gives us the best recipes from around the globe. You can wade through more than 1,000 international dishes to cook at home. Bittman makes the exotic accessible to every cook.

Learn how to shop locally and cook globally. Want Vietnamese tonight but it’s not something you know how to do. Never fear there are recipes in this book with ingredients available from you grocery store and you most likely already have the right tools. There are detailed instructions that are easy to understand with illustrations that show you how to make a delicious dish of, say, "Caramelized shrimp” for dinner.

The upshot of this monster cookbook is that the author makes it easy for you. There are also about fifty menu suggestions for you. Bittman is very good. Its no wonder he won the Julia Child cookbook award, and another from James Beard.

Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our February, 2006 issue.

See our reviews of other works by Mark Bittman that you might enjoy:

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