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For the price, this booklet is a good value, and having purchased this type of recipe collection before, it was no surprise to me that it didn't include photos. What's unfortunate, though, is that it's riddled with grammatical errors, inconsistencies, and flat-out mistakes, making me wonder about the reviewer who praised these recipes as being "clear and concise". For example, one recipe tells you to add half of the cheese during the cooking steps but neglects to tell you when to add the remainder; another recipe instructs you to preheat the pot and start seasoning the vegetables...as you continue reading, you realize "seasoning" should actually be "saute"; the pork empanada recipe steps say when to add carrots but it doesn't include them in the ingredient list, so you have no idea about the portion size; and while some recipes provide oil temperature and cooking time, many are less concise and say "fry them in hot vegetable oil" or even worse "fry them with a lot of vegetable oil" - these examples are a good representation of what you'll find throughout the book. Bottom line, if you're an experienced cook and can look past the errors when the recipes steer you wrong, this is a good resource for ingredient ideas and cooking GUIDELINES. Less experienced cooks may have more of a struggle making the recipes successfully.
Do not waste your money on this book... there are multiple errors in this book and ingredients either left out or extra tossed in ... one recipe called for 3c cornmeal and 2-1/2 water then kneed until smooth not possible... wish I could give .5 or 0 stars
As others mentioned, the editing on this was non-existent. I’m a novice cook so I was looking for something pretty specific. But this to me is more of an idea book. There are obvious errors as has been noted in other reviews including ingredients that are in the title and not in the instructions etc. I’ve gotten some good ideas out of this and I like that it gives both fried and baked options as well as vegetarian offerings.
Just understand that it’s not the most professional book. But IMO it’s worth the $5
Going w a 3 star review; for about $5 one shouldn't expect alot. I think I'm being generous, book is bigger than a pamphlet but not a regular sized book. Guess I wanted more recipes but that's okay. I gotta read the descriptions, to see what I'm purchasing! Lol well, I bought a empanada aka dumpling maker at Daiso for $1.50. So I decided just get a book & call it a day. It's just something to do for alittle summer fun. Just keep in mind there's not alot of recipes in book, but I don't think it's a bad purchase.