At the request of Field's widow, Joan Scobey has edited and augmented the egg chapter originally intended for Cooking with...

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THE MICHAEL FIELD EGG COOKBOOK

At the request of Field's widow, Joan Scobey has edited and augmented the egg chapter originally intended for Cooking with Michael Field--but the result, as an egg cookbook, is distinctly limited. Along with the glaring omissions (like quiches), go unnecessary inclusions (a chapter on ""boiled eggs""); and the 50 pages devoted to pancakes, waffles, and crepes are disproportionate, given the other possibilities that are unexplored. Field, the late editor of the Time-Life cookbook series, was aware of a much greater variety of egg dishes--the oriental egg dishes, huevos rancheros, Persian cucu, or Spanish tortillas featured in the Time-Life books. For elegant brunches, this will serve handily; but those who want to incorporate eggs in their eveyday diet--vegetarians, the thrifty--will have to look to other egg cookbooks already on the market.

Pub Date: Feb. 16, 1980

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1980