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Cooking is easier when an expert shows, step-by-step, how toprepare a recipe. We planned this cookbook so that even abeginning cook could successfully use our recipes simply by.t-ollowing the diagrams of the steps along with the recipe itself. Inthis collection of recipes, we demonstrate all the fundamentalcooking techniques, from folding in egg whites, to kneading bread,rCooking is easier when an expert shows, step-by-step, how toprepare a recipe. We planned this cookbook so that even abeginning cook could successfully use our recipes simply by.t-ollowing the diagrams of the steps along with the recipe itself. Inthis collection of recipes, we demonstrate all the fundamentalcooking techniques, from folding in egg whites, to kneading bread,rolling piecrusts, decorating cakes and cookies, even boning certaincuts of meat and poultry. We've included recipes that are oftenconsidered difficult as well as everyday ones.Since recipe selection and meal planning are easier when a pictureshows exactly how the food will look, all of our recipes are shownin the large color picture index at the beginning of the book. Youcan browse through these pages and select the recipe best suited foryour specific occasion. The color pictures also suggest how togarnish and serve the dish. Captions to the pictures provideinformation on the recipe seasonings, cooking methods used, timeneeded to prepare the food, number of servings and so on.For the first time in a cookbook, menu planning is made easier asthe pictures are arranged according to the course of the meal,starting with all the appetizers and going through to maindishes, salads, breads and desserts.Many of these recipes are classics, direct from the pages of GoodHousekeeping Magazine. Others are newly developed for this book.All have had the careful scrutiny of Mildred Ying, GoodHousekeeping's food editor. She and her staff checked andrechecked these recipes, trying several brands of ingredients,eliminating extra steps, using fewer utensils, confirming the cookingtimes, making sure they are nutritionally sound and, mostimportantly, that they tasted as good as they looked.Besides Mildred, Ellen Connelly of the food staff helped especiallywith the planning of the chapters; Lucy Wing helped with checkingour how-to drawings and with many hours of proof-reading....

Title : The Good Housekeeping Illustrated Cookbook
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ISBN : 9780878510375
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 512 Pages
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The Good Housekeeping Illustrated Cookbook Reviews

  • Danae
    2019-02-06 03:19

    This book is the answer to life. Who needs to go online or try to keep their iPhone clean while cooking when you have this book. And it tells you everything you need to know about every vegetable, fruit, and kind of meat imaginable. Even ducklings. Although I'll never be able to convince my boyfriend to let me try cooking ducklings. But if I did, I would at least know how to do it.

  • Rebecca Daniel
    2019-02-07 23:19

    Cooking is a skill which some naturally have and then there are those who need some help. This is where this cookbook comes in. Whether you are a beginner or an expert this book can help you learn how to cook many exotic and everyday recipes, or can it? This book is about classic, advanced, and even everyday recipes. It starts in the order of the meal such as appetizers, the meal, salads, breads, and desserts. Will it turn out the way it looks in the picture? Will the food taste as good as it looks? Does your local store even sell all the ingredients you will need? I recommend this book to everyone and anyone who either needs help learning how to cook, or somebody who just really enjoys cooking. This book taught me there are plenty of different types of food out there in the world. It also taught me how to cook and to prep for cooking. It teaches you a step by step process of how to cook and prepare food. It also helps show you different ways to present it.

  • Gloria
    2019-01-29 05:45

    One of my favorite cookbooks. I love love love how every recipe in the book is categorized and pictured in the front of the book. I've found recipes in here that I thought I'd never find anyway. Excellent book. And buy the way, I don't date any of these cookbooks in my collection as I never Finish a cookbook!

  • Lori Chambers
    2019-02-13 00:19

    This is my family's go-to cookbook for everything. Want to know how to prepare and roast a whole chicken? It's there. Want a classic vanilla birthday cake? Yep, it's there too. This is the cookbook that is always given to everyone at some point in their life because it's a great starter for all cooks.

  • Kyle
    2019-02-12 01:40

    Easy to follow menus with a picture of every finished recipe. This is a must buy for any cook just starting out.

  • Marcia
    2019-01-31 01:29

    When people learn I cook, I'm often asked what is the one cookbook you'd recommend for the beginning cook - this is it. It has a wide spectrum of recipes covering everything from appetizers to desserts, the instructions are simple and clear, every single recipe I've tried from this book has turned out, and, most importantly for new cooks, every single recipe has a color picture of the final dish.When I was just learning to cook, my problem with trying new recipes was that I had no idea what the proper completed dish was supposed to look like. This book solves that with the color spread in the front of the book (all properly cross-referenced to the page the full recipe appears on). It was absolutely invaluable as I built my cooking skills.The recipes are not groundbreaking or cutting edge, but they are solid and tasty. The potato pancake recipe is still my favorite, and I have indeed made the cream puff ring with strawberries featured on the cover (and it came out just like that).There are also reference sections on measurements, meat cuts, and help with selection and storage of each vegetable. It's my favorite basic cookbook, and one I turn to time and time again when I am looking for ideas. It also makes a great holiday gift for anyone who wants to expand their cooking repertoire!

  • Valerie
    2019-01-22 06:26

    My grandmother gave me this book the year I left home - 1980. I have used it many, many times to make yummy dinners, desserts and veggie dishes. And I have spent many more hours sitting down and scanning through the illustrated pages at the front of the book that show photos of every dish in the book. Seeing the photo gives me a good idea if I can make the dish, and how I will serve it. Each chapter and most recipes show prep techniques so you can see how to do some steps. Which is incredibly helpful. I would recommend this book to any novice cook or anyone who wants to try those tried-and-true recipes. Variety and great taste. Wonderful desserts!! I have to say that the binding is now loose, and once, I left it on the stove and the back cover is badly scorched! But, it still gets well used.

  • etherealfire
    2019-01-31 06:36

    I'm a bad, bad girl. I "borrowed" this book from my little sister and never managed to give it back because just like my BH&G Cookbook (my mom-in-law legacy), my classic Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook (my mom legacy), this book is an essential for really good, really simple, home cooking. But all is forgiven, because my sister has lived with us for almost as long as the book and is part of a happily shared resource book for the whole family. The thing I love the most about this book (and why I wanted to keep it as a very basic cook at the time) is the detailed how to illustrations that go along with each recipe. Awesome for the beginner cook!

  • Jessi
    2019-02-16 04:34

    This is such an oldie but goodie that it deserves a read by every cook, from beginner to pro. The best part for beginners is the breakdown of basic skills at the beginning of each section, like how to hard boil perfect eggs, work with yeast in dough, cut fish filets without bones, roast turkey, and bake cookies that won't burn. These are nicely illustrated and followed by both common recipes, variations, and some unique twists. Unfortunately, I found many of the "unique" recipes to be horrifying, like cucumbers in sour cream and a fair smattering of molds and jellies (still going strong in the 80s). Overall, it's a good read and reference to keep.

  • Chaosru
    2019-02-05 23:32

    My father ordered this book for me one Christmas. I learned to cook as a teen with this book and the Joy of Cooking. This one, however, offered handy pictures of the finished product and several tips that a teen needs, like how to set a table or plan a complete meal. This book actually taught me how to make fine pastries, chocolate mousse and good rustic breads, with the ingredients I was likely to find in the average grocery store. My Thanksgiving stuffing and several recipes that I have been known for, like my beef stew or barbecue sauce also started with this book (lightly modified, of course).

  • Anne Foley
    2019-02-06 00:42

    It taught me how to cook at 23 and just married (now age 55!) - I am no longer married but still have this wonderful book and the memories of it's exploration... The book is held together with mailing tape and it's pages are covered with food stains on the many recipes that I made. The pictures were the best part for a young cook; just learning.It makes me smile now - and remember - kind of like the memory of a "first love" (not the former husband-the book!). :-)

  • Lisa (Harmonybites)
    2019-01-26 02:22

    Of the over a couple of dozen cookbooks in our shelves, this general cookbook is the one we've used the most over the years--you can tell from how it's falling apart, battered and stained. Yes, it's pretty old--from before I was born, and Joy of Cooking, which we bought last year, has come to replace this as our go-to book--maybe more because we don't have to deal with pages falling out everywhere. But as a basic cookbook, this was hard to beat.

  • Judi
    2019-01-19 02:28

    Our first copy of this book began to fall apart from use, so when I found this one in a thrift shop I snapped it up. This contains my favorite "scratch" pancake recipe as well as basic recipes and instructions for almost anything that you might want to make and a good basic muffin recipe with variations. Lots of basic recipes and intructions on many different dishes. A favorite.

  • Kim
    2019-02-05 05:19

    I call this cookbook my Old Reliable. It's older than me and has never failed me once. (Well, once, but I'm pretty sure that was user error)I'm also convinced this book is magic, because every time I flip through it, I find a recipe that I don't remember seeing before.If someone came and tried to take away all my cookbooks, this is the one I'd fight for.

  • Kim
    2019-02-02 04:19

    This beloved cookbook was a gift from my grandmother in 1986. Recently, my daughter began asking me for recipes, many of which were from this book. I found a used copy and sent it to her to have for her own. It's a wonderful guide, particularly for beginners in the kitchen (lots of pictures and instructions on how to prepare everything from raw fruits and vegetables to blini with caviar).

  • Carol
    2019-02-04 06:24

    This was loaned to me by my best friend Jan (before she was my bff I should add), I never gave it back. It can teach you how to make ANYTHING. It's original purpose for me was to make a wedding cake (with my daughter and her friend Erin) for Jan's sister, complete with fondant icing and piping. Thanks Jan! -We did get you another one, didn't we? -

  • Jodi
    2019-01-27 00:24

    My favorite all-around cookbook. This book has simple, easy to use recipes for everyday use. Many of my cookbooks have specialized recipes with strange ingredients that I will rarely use. This one helps me with the recipes I make more frequently, like pancakes, muffins, or meatloaf.

  • Kathleen
    2019-02-09 22:26

    Useful for it's wide-reaching selection and wealth of information. Photos have a now dated look and often leave me uninspired but I won't donate this book. Was a bridal shower gift yrs. ago but I still find it a useful resource now & again.

  • Diane
    2019-01-27 02:18

    i really like this cookbook. it has a color picture for every dish offered; my only quibble is that all the pictures are close to the beginning of the book, instead of on the page each recipe is on. but on the whole, a really nice book

  • Becky
    2019-02-14 02:29

    I have an earlier edition of this book. I still remember when my mother started using it when I was in elementary school. It revolutionized dinner at my house. Also, the recipe for spahgetti with four cheeses is great for carbo-loading the night before a race.

  • Dee
    2019-02-10 01:32

    I received this book as a teenager (much older edition). It's a great introductory book to cooking. Mine is spattered and stained, and I still pull it out for references to items I don't cook very often (turnips).

  • Shelia
    2019-02-12 22:45

    Best all-around cookbook. Got it as a shower present almost 30 years ago and it is still the first cookbook I reach for. Pictures of every recipe in the front of the book make it easy to flip through for ideas.

  • S Vanorse
    2019-02-06 06:31

    Just dug this out for the millionth time, just for the ├ęclair recipe, the vanilla pastry cream is to die for. My son-in-law reminded me how good they are, hint, hint, make them soon. As I leafed through the book I was reminded of all the wonderful recipes it contains.

  • Alyse
    2019-02-11 01:45

    I have three different editions of this book going back 40 years. I love everything about it and use it freuquently. The brownies are the best that Ive ever had. And the braided bread is probably the best bread Ive ever baked.

  • Mazzou B
    2019-02-11 00:23

    Every family/cook needs a copy of this! It's what I always turn to when I need a basic recipe. Has provided years of use to us!

  • Nina Hedin
    2019-02-03 01:18

    Great basic cookbook... have been referencing it for years! No fail recipes and techniques.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-02-04 01:30

    With my first paycheck, I bought this cookbook. It was an invaluable reference book and helped get me through college.

  • Martha
    2019-02-08 05:23

    My Dad gave me this book when I was in my twenties & I use it more than any other cookbook in the house. It is perfect for someone just learning to cook. The recipes are delicious!

  • Janice
    2019-02-16 04:36

    Give me pictures and I'm happy. This book does that, plus recipes of meals that I would normally cook for my family.

  • Sarah
    2019-01-28 06:17

    I learned how to cook with this book. Made moo goo gai pan with my dad when I was about 10. Still use recipes from it today.