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Freebie: Gourmet

SallyBR1's picture

We got a free Gourmet cookbook because McGraw-Hill want Phil to pick their Chemistry book for next year's class. They also gave him Aquavit, from the restaurant in NY (Scandinavian cuisine)

The Gourmet is huge - bigger than Joy of Cooking for sure - anybody has it? What do you think?

MadMom's picture

(post #62642, reply #1 of 11)

I've got one, because it was really cheap at Costco, but I'm afraid I've never used it.



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Gretchen's picture

(post #62642, reply #2 of 11)

When it first came out everyone was complaining about the color of the print--yellow!!  I think in subsequent printings they have changed it. I read some good reviews of it as I recall.

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SallyBR1's picture

(post #62642, reply #3 of 11)

The print in this copy is ok - titles of the recipes are yellowish, but very strong. They fixed the problem

I was too tired to look at it yesterday - fell asleep on top of it

Marcia's picture

(post #62642, reply #4 of 11)

I have it because like MadMom, I couldn't resist the Costco price. I've looked at it a little, but really don't have an opinion yet, except it's too heavy to be really practical.

SallyBR1's picture

(post #62642, reply #5 of 11)

That's my first impression too - who wants to drag that dinossaur to the kitchen? Joy of Cooking is at my limit, and the fact that I hate their recipe format doesn t make it any easier....

At least Gourmet's format is better

AJ12754's picture

(post #62642, reply #6 of 11)

I checked it out of the library (I do that with the really expensive ones before I buy) and have just started reading and cooking with it -- the titles are really annoying unless you have good lighting -- but the recipes I have tried have been good, a broad selection -- and the index is excellent.


 

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SuB's picture

(post #62642, reply #7 of 11)

I agree with what AJ12754 said.  Got it from the library, read through it, tried a few.  Great variety of recipes, seems reliable.  The yellow split pea soup is TDF, the nectarine mousse cake is pretty tasty but not fantastic enough to rate so much work to make it.  Not a bad book at all.


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wisekaren's picture

(post #62642, reply #8 of 11)

I don't have it, but I happened to be at the Gourmet web site and noticed that they've posted some corrections to recipes from the book.
Karen

SallyBR1's picture

(post #62642, reply #9 of 11)

I've had the book for a while - and I have to say I am quite impressed.

I tried a few recipes, they turned out pretty good - for instance, one day we were wondering about making salmon burgers, they had a recipe for it, I tried, it was outstanding and quite simple to make

It is just too bulky, that is my main problem with it.

wisekaren's picture

(post #62642, reply #10 of 11)

Here is the list of recipes that have corrections posted at the web site (http://www.epicurious.com/gourmet/toc/recipe_corrections):

Candied Walnuts
Exotic Mushroom Pâté
Chicken and Rice Soup
Duck Breasts with Orange Ancho Chile Sauce
Cold Roast Beef Tenderloin with Jellied Horseradish Cream
Beef Bourguignon
Char Siu
Spaghetti Squash with Moroccan Spices
Brown Sugar Fudge

Karen

MadMom's picture

(post #62642, reply #11 of 11)

Thanks...I checked, and evidently got a first edition at Costco, so have printed out the corrections.



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