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The Illustrated Step-By-Step Cook


The Illustrated Step-By-Step Cook


Called the ‘modern day recipe bible’, The Illustrated Step-By-Step Cook book is a text book of information for those who lack comfort in the kitchen. With over 300 recipes, and multiple photos per recipe – this book shows you the proper cooking techniques for each dish.

Best of the Book

While the idea of having step-by-step guidance in photo form isn’t new (I love my copy of Jacques Pepin’s Complete Techniques), it is rarely seen in such a large, colour version which is really nice to follow along with. The amount and variety of recipes are also great for beginning cooks so they can easily follow along and gain confidence in the kitchen.

Needs Improvement

Some of the photos could have been a little nicer and I find that sometimes there was no photo at an instruction step where I would have liked one. But that was few and far between – for the most part it is a lovely guide.

Target Audience

This is a great reference and teaching book for those who are new to / or need instruction in the kitchen. A lovely jumping off point into a love affair with cooking!

Theresa Albert

Theresa Albert

As a Toronto Nutritionist, I love food, try to watch my weight, know more than I want to about healthy living (sometimes I wish I knew less so I wouldn’t feel so guilty when I stumble), am a daughter, sister, friend, mom and wife who worries and scurries the meals onto the table. It is for all these reasons that I completed my nutrition, RNCP designation, wrote my book, hosted my Food Network show, consult with food companies to urge them to get it right (or at least better), constantly write about it, research it, all of this so I can cut through the nutrition and food “news” clutter. Happy to share with friends!

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