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It is more of a book to look at than to use. The pages are nice and thick and glossy and there are more photographs of food than there are recipes. I would not have bought this book if I had held it in my hands and looked at it first. Not what I was expecting from the reviews. I suggest looking at it in a book store before purchasing it. What recipes there are are ok but nothing new and nothing that you can't clip from a magazine or get from a less expensive cookbook
Hello. I received the book yesterday, and am very disappointed. I am NOT disappointed in the Barefoot Contessa and her recipes, I am very disappointed in the condition of the book. I buy a lot of used books but this is the first time I have received one that actually has dried food on a few of the pages and it looks gross. I am tossing the book as I do not want somebody else's garbage in my kitchen. I glanced at the recipes until I came to the dirty pages and put it down. What I saw of the recipes looked good but the condition of the book, like I said is terrible. That is why there are only three stars.