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Inconsistencies between cooking show and cookbook

ttoommyy | Jan 30, 2012 08:37 AM

I hate when there is a huge inconsistency between a show I've watched and the recipe in the corresponding cookbook. Take "Lidia's Italy in America" for instance. On the show she made a cauliflower soup that she added simmering water to stating that the water should be hot as you do not want the cooking process to slow down waiting for the water to come up to the boil after adding it. She has said this repeatedly on the show. In the corresponding recipe in the cook book though, the recipe call for "4 quarts of cold water." I hate this kind of thing. Maybe I'm just picky because I worked in the publishing industry for many years or because I am a copywriter by trade; I tend to focus in on inaccuracies, mistakes, conflicting facts, etc. Does this sort of thing bother you?

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