Frugal Gourmet

Frugal Gourmet

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 132 x 208 x 24mm | 381.02g
  • United Kingdom
  • Ill.
  • 074723065X
  • 9780747230656

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Though Smith, a Tacoma-based minister and TV cooking instructor, has his heart in the right place, what he has produced is a large all-purpose cookbook for people of middlebrow-gourmet persuasion: appreciative of good fresh produce and ethnic adventure, not about to go to maniacal lengths (or astronomical calorie counts) to get a decent supper on the table. It's a pleasant, well-defined approach, but any given recipe may or may not be frugal (a five-pound salmon is a guaranteed budget-buster for most of us). About half the book is taken up with the usual food categories (appetizers, salads, meat and poultry main dishes, breads, etc.); the rest is devoted to a potpourri of subjects from steaming techniques to Polish cuisine. Grains and legumes are strongly represented; chicken wings come in for a well-deserved bit of limelight. There is a lengthy chapter on pates and terrines; refreshingly, desserts are conspicuous by their absence. Much good kitchen sense is conveyed in the form of interpolated "Practical Hints" sprinkled through the text. Not great, but engaging. (Kirkus Reviews)
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