I have always loved my "Betty Crocker" cookbook and anticipated this to be the "Kitchenaid" equivalent. After purchasing the "Mixer Bible" (great book), I thought, here is a cookbook in a binder (hoping that as kitchenaid created more attachments, that they would release pages of recipes to be added to the binder that would utilize the new attachments. Would you believe that the Vegetable Sheet Cutter and Spiralizer are not even mentioned in the recipes or anywhere else in this book!
Sadly, this cookbook has good recipes, but they never reference Kitchenaid! For example, if a recipe calls for a type of sausage or bread, instead of referencing (and supplying) the recipe elsewhere in the cookbook and what attachments will be needed, they expect you to use store bought! In fact, I have not seen a recipe yet that even mentions Kitchenaid or its attachments! I don't know why it has Kitchenaid in the title. Would you believe that the section entitled "Pasta" is just recipes using pasta, not recipes for the different types of pasta! And of course, no section or recipes for sausage or how to make it! The section labeled Breads is comprised of 17 recipes for coffee bread, soft pretzels, stollen and banana bread etc... There is virtually no cross referencing of ingredients or recipes in the index at the back of the book.
I purchased the "Mixer Bible" first and have been spoiled. The "Mixer Bible" has a section in the front showing the different attachments and how to assemble and use them. Each recipe lists at the top of the page, what attachments to use, and has the recipes for the type of sausage or bread listed in the recipe elsewhere in the book.
The only plus side of this cookbook are the delicious recipes. However, I have to go back and forth to the other recipe book for the recipes to the store bought items listed in this book if I want to provide my family with wholesome foods without all the chemical additives and to use foods from my own garden.
I read reviews where this cookbook was given as a gift, what's the recipient going to say other than they love it. Sorry.
I hope that this review has been helpful.
- Hardcover: 512 pages
- Publisher: Publications International, Ltd.; 2 edition (1 September 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1680220209
- ISBN-13: 978-1680220209
- Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 6.4 x 25.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 1.9 Kg
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- #23452 in Cookbooks, Food & Wine (Books)