2500 RECIPES: Everyday to Extraordinary
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By Andrew Schloss with Ken Bookman

This is a great book to consider giving to those just starting to keep house, for it’s many cookbooks in one. First, it teaches basic techniques (Schloss terms it The Toolbox), tools and tips for making marinades, sauces and dressings, even explains small appliances one might want to acquire for their kitchen. Next, it covers 36 categories of food and gives 50 different recipes for each category. Some of these categories, or really many cookbooks, as mentioned earlier are: Snack Plates, Sandwiches, Stir-Frying, Soups, Chili, Pizza, Rosas Whole Chickens, Meatless Dishes, Summer Fruit, Breakfast, Cookies, Drinks and a whole lot more. In addition, Schloss includes his “Special Occasions” section covering topics such as Entertaining, Romantic Recipes, Health Food, Homemade Gifts and more.
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