Monday Book Review: The About.Com Guide To Shortcut Cooking
From the Amazon description:
The book does a great job with easy recipes, lovely side tips and hints, gives website links for further information, foods, other ideas, etc. She gives insight to her vast knowledge of tips and hints in her years in the food industry. She gives answers on how to cook seafoods, where to buy mexican sausages and so on. None of the recipes are out of the range of a common house cook. There aren’t any complicated parts to any recipe, nor are there difficult ingredients to buy anywhere. Bonus points, in my mindview.
The negative, is this cookbook relies too much on preboxed, prebagged and canned foods; foods that are high in sodium, nitrates, preservatives, sugars and so on. I would not recommend this cookbook for diabetics or those who have serious health issues. I have heart and renal failure/issues and could not have many of her recipes, as many like me must watch their intake of harmfull pre-made foods.
But for the healthy who do not, this is a great beginners guide to cooking, plenty of descriptions, though no pictures of any of the foods in the recipes, tips or hints. Her picture is on every page, but that is unhelpful and not as appetizing as pictures of the foods, ingredients or kitchen tools described in the book.
I would recommend purchasing, if it is found in a bargain bin, sale or clearance but would not go out of my way to purchase.