- Usage - how often Dan/I reach for the book; 1 = once every few months, 5 = at least once a week.
- Accuracy - how often the recipes work out as they are written, i.e. without any adjustments; 1 = I don't think they actually tested the recipes, 3 = some things (ex: oven temp, amount of an ingredient) seem a bit off, 5 = all recipes we've tried have turned out as described.
- Information - how much you can learn from the book; 1 = literally just recipes, 3 = a couple helpful tips here and there, 5 = a total newbie could learn how to be a great cook.
Foreword by Martha Stewart; Secrets from the East Hampton specialty food store for simple food and party platters you can make at home
Perfect roast chicken, roasted vegetables, "linzer" cookies, raspberry corn muffins, hot chocolate
Usage - 4
We use a few of the basic recipes all year round, and I'm not honestly sure if I'd be welcome to family events in NJ without bringing some "linzer" cookies with me.
Accuracy - 5
- Fresh ingredients for simple food
- Glossary of kitchen terms (julienne, mince, etc.)
- Pantry items for simple courses
- Sources for serving platters, tableware, and kitchen equipment; mail-order specialty foods