MY FIRST COOKBOOK by Angela Wilkes


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At first glance, this oversize book--with its arresting color photos of tools, ingredients, processes, and finished products--looks unusually inviting; and it does include some good ideas, especially for decorative shapes and garnishes. But the book also has some serious shortcomings: more than half the recipes are for sweets; there are no lists of ingredients; and a quarter of one page is devoted to a photo of a heap of flour, while another shows a mounded (but not full) teaspoon of baking powder when a level teaspoon is specified. Altogether, then, the emphasis here seems more on showy appearance than on serious cooking instruction.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1989
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Knopf