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THE SUPPER BOOK by Marion Cunningham


by Marion Cunningham

Pub Date: Sept. 11th, 1992
ISBN: 0-679-40144-X
Publisher: Knopf

 Cunningham, who was in charge of the latest revision of The Fannie Farmer Cookbook (1990), offers a companion to her Breakfast Book (1987--not reviewed)--this one a modest collection of undemanding but not boring dishes for the everyday evening meal or informal company occasion. There's a Mexican-style ``posole salad soup,'' not as odd as it sounds; a flattened chicken fried under weights, a trick borrowed from Italy; lemon crackers, her own invention; and a salad that mixes fresh herbs, a French practice, with--believe it or not--iceberg lettuce. If you know the latest Fannie Farmer, you'll recognize the unoffending sensibility; here, in small format with some autobiographical chat, it can have a comfortable appeal.