COOKING FOR COMPLIMENTS by Marian Young Taylor
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COOKING FOR COMPLIMENTS

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Martha Deane's"" own cookbook will find a ready and eager market -- and it's a honey! Warning- this is no basic cookbook. She assumes you know how to cook and are looking for those ideas that will enhance a solid reputation and bring those compliments every cook wants. There are loads of just such ideas here, from suggestions for hot and cold canapes that will take the boredom out of that cocktail party, to variations on mixes and prepared packaged goods, combinations of soups, uses of shortcuts- and those specialities which demand time and loving care- but win their rewards. There are points on cooking fish -- on flavorings- on use of wines and herbs and spices. Occasionally the recipes are slanted lady luncheonwise- but you can skip those if your interest is in that dinner for your husband's friends. One could wish for more consistent attention to quantity served; and sometimes there's an odd statement (example- ""two pairs of sweetbreads to a serving"" or conversely ""6 smelts will serve 4"") which gives the reader pause. But in the main this is a cookbook I must have. It's fun!

Publisher: Barrows