A book written by Russ Parsons, includes stories and over a 100 recipes.
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Pro Contains interesting facts about food
You will truly learn a lot about food from this book. For example, Russ explains why a fruit that stops being irrigated just before harvest has better taste than one that is irrigated up to the last moment.
Pro Gives useful cooking tips with explanations
For example, you will learn why it's a good idea to always start cooking beans in cold water.
Pro Gripping read
Russ Parsons spices up a vanilla cook book with his wits and commentary about the industry.