The Good Housekeeping Illustrated Cookbook
This brand-new book from the famous kitchens of the Good Housekeeping Institute is designed for the busy cook – expert or beginner – who cares about good food.
It is organized into two pictorial sections: 96 pages of full-color photographs for planning the meal, followed by 400 pages of recipes with illustrated instructions for preparing the specific dishes you have chosen.
To help you plan, the caption under each of the 916 color photographs in the front section answers the essential questions about the recipe: “What is it called?” “What are the key ingredients?” “How long does it take to make?” “How many servings does it yield?” “What page is the recipe on?” And each photograph shows, it full color, how you can garnish and present the finished dishes so it looks, as well as tastes, magnificent.
The 1,300 recipes in the body of the book are varied enough in complexity to satisfy the beginner as well as the expert, the person who is rushed as well as the one who is able to set aside time to create a culinary masterpiece.
The preparation instructions have been divided into numbered steps. More than 5,000 drawings help to spell out these step-by-step instructions so that crucial steps of techniques will be easily understood. To ensure accuracy, the drawings were made from photographs taken while the dishes were being prepared.
Each recipe in the book has been tested at least six times in the Good Housekeeping Institute’s kitchens – the last time by a staff member who did not work on developing it – just to make sure the wording is clear and no steps were left out. And each international dish has been carefully researched to make sure it is authentic.
Nutritional values are always considered. Is there enough protein in the main dish? Has the cooking method retained the vitamins? Does the recipe reflect today’s interest in less rich, salty, and sweet food?
First and foremost, to bear the Good Housekeeping name, each recipe must produce a supremely delicious dish.