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that reason being how to make pasta with the least amount of water. and gotta say? they got that spot on!
the reason it's only 4 stars is because these cook book makers seem to have lost sight of the common folk.
very rarely do i EVER have all the ingredients for these recipes..so..as easy as they say they are? realistically most aren't. they also fail to take into consideration that lower income folks like to read to and will buy cookbooks on kindle for cheap. and then get frustrated when they simply can't AFFORD the fraggin ingredients..
it would be FABULOUS to find a cookbook maker that could actually handle more common ingredients, not saying UNHEALTHY ingredients just not such PRICEY ingredients..that'd be awesome! or at the VERY least? have more inexpensive substitutions mentioned
so while i DID get out of this what i wanted? i am forever disappointed in the cookbook producers forgetting one of their largest clients groups.
who knows maybe someday i'll be on here with my "common folk recipe book" getting lambasted for one reason or another...*LOL*
bottom line..a generally GOOD cookbook, just not something lower income folks would get much use out of. (folks on SSI etc.)
When I saw the ad for a one-pot pasta cookbook, I said Oh Yeah! We love pasta and I love one-pot cooking. However, we have now tried an even half dozen recipes and haven't liked any of them. I'm glad I didn't pay full price for this cookbook as it would have been a waste of money. As I said, sadly disappointing!
This book answered the question I had, but never investigated: why don't we cook pasta in the sauce? Now I have a whole book of recipes that does just that. I just bought a Dutch oven and I am happy as can be and will be trying them all.