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Ingredient-focused cookbook


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Ingredient-focused cookbook

EggyEggoo | Apr 2, 2013 02:49 PM

In the past year or so I've become a weekly visitor to my local farmers market, and come home with piles of whatever looks amazing that day. Then I come home and dig through my cookbooks and scour the internet for interesting ways to prepare (and sometimes identify) it all. I've been relying heavily on my old copy of Mark Bittman's "How to Cook Everything" and have found great success, but I'd love to find a supplement, and even some "second opinions."

Does anyone have other suggestions for similar books that break down ingredients - including proper storage, shelf life, preparation styles, and possibly even nutritional components? While it can be primarily produce-based, I am always happy to find new (or proper) preparation techniques for meat, poultry, fish, dairy, eggs, etc. as those items find their way into my market tote as well. I'm looking for more of a textbook-style book than a traditional cookbook. I want to get away from relying too heavily on internet searches (present company excluded, of course!) as the reliability is sometimes unknown...

Thank you! :-)

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