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Is it better to make it from scratch or buy it?

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Is it better to make it from scratch or buy it?

Hank Hanover | Jan 7, 2012 05:40 PM

There is a new book out there entitled “Make the Bread, Buy the Butter: What You Should and Shouldn't Cook from Scratch -- Over 120 Recipes for the Best Homemade Foods” [Hardcover]
By Jennifer Reese

The author did a series of experiments, taking into account the competing demands of everyday life as she attempts to answer the question: When is homemade better? When is it just better to buy it?

I really don't know much about this book other than the fact that it's $16.32 on Amazon. It has 304 pages. It was published October 18, 2011 and is fairly highly rated on Amazon.

The subject matter, however, has intrigued me. What do you chowhounders think? Let's see your list of foods that are either better to make from scratch or better to buy it. I suspect there may be some controversy over bread and mayonnaise to name a couple.

Oh. Does anyone know anything about this book? Did you like it?..hate it? Would you recommend it?

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