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Keys to Good Cooking

A Guide to Making the Best of Foods and Recipes

by Harold McGee

Hardcover, 553 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $35 |

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Keys to Good Cooking
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A Guide to Making the Best of Foods and Recipes
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A one-stop reference answers nearly every kitchen conundrum the home cook may have in a single volume, from equipment and cooking methods to how to handle nearly every ingredient. By the author of On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of Kitchen.

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Unlocking The Mysteries Of Good Cooking

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Harold McGee's 'Keys To Good Cooking' For Chefs

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