Here is our best edition ever! Fully revised with all-new photography, hundreds of new recipes and more cooking guidance than ever before, the 11th edition of the Betty Crocker Cookbook gives you the best of what you need to cook today. It's filled to the brim with classic andfresh ideas, helpful techniques and great features. Whether you're an experienced cook or just finding your way around the kitchen, THE BIG RED COOKBOOK is the only book you need for foolproof recipes, reliable how-to advice and delicious inspiration.
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With more than 63 million cookbooks sold since 1950, Betty Crocker is the name readers trust for reliable recipes and great ideas. For over 75 years, Betty Crocker has provided advice to millions of Americans through cookbooks, magazines and television.
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I was very pleased with this newest version of the "Big Red" cookbook as some of the old stand-by recipes were found along with plenty of updated or modern recipes including Chicken Korma or Chicken Tagine. You will also find some familiar comfort foods such as Chicken Pot Pie (with a lighter version recipe included) or Chicken and Dumplings. Beef recipes include Caramelized Beef Pot Roast, Meatballs or Meat Loaf.
There are specific chapters dealing with Grilling, Breakfast and Brunch, Slow Cooker, Vegetarian and a chapter offering recipes that can be prepared within 20 minutes or less.
With each chapter there are detailed photos showing select food products comparing what the food item was supposed to look like and with a photo of a food product prepared wrong. Even after cooking for over 40 years I found this feature very helpful as it never hurts to see how your cooking compares with the cookbook's photos.
Within each chapter there are graphics or photos included offering tips on how to prepare the ingredient in question. For example in the meat section graphics of cow, pig and lamb are used to show where specific cuts of meat are located. Following this information is how to prepare the cuts of meat.
There is a chapter called Do-It-Yourself that gives information on how to can, freeze or prepare food mixes.
Cookbook owners can also access a Betty Crocker web page with more recipes, cooking tips and ideas. Link access information is given in the cookbook.
The book is lavishly illustrated with dozens of color photos showing how the recipes should look once prepared
My only wish for the cookbook was the inclusion of the familiar portrait of Betty Crocker who used to be featured in every full-fledged Betty Crocker cookbook. This cookbook lacks her familiar face. I also wish they would return the familiar and cozy Prize Coffee Cake recipe found in the 1956 version of this cookbook. I also wish the Betty Crocker cookbook would return to the "Key" or "Master" recipe format where a master recipe is given with variations. The really beauty of this format is the ability to including a wide variety of recipes while also teaching the basic techniques of cooking instead of following a recipe.
I highly recommend this cookbook as it does include a wide variety of new and old recipes; lavish photos illustrating the recipes along with numerous cooking tips.
I love to cook and I love books that are easy, well explained and even more when you have pictures of the meals themselves and cooking techniques.
This book has all of them, and what surprised most was everything is explaine form the different types of meat cuts, forms of pastas, how to make your own broth and pastas, and much much more. Heck they even give you a list for substituting ingrediants for others.
I have already tried a few recipes and right now, this book ha dbecome my number #1 in my entier collection. You cannot beat the price for what you get in return.
great addition to my cookbook collection. Lots of pictures which I like, a good variety of recipes. I like for example how there are pictures of cookies that went wrong and they well you how to fix it (cooked too long, too short, forgot an ingred), great for learning. Have since bought a second one for my sister who is learning to cook and she loves it too.
Betty Crocker's big red cookbook is, in my opinion, the top cookbook on the market. It gives detailed instructions for every culinary activity that one needs to know. And if you can't find the recipe for something within it's pages, you shouldn't be making it anyway. Or ask your mom how she did it. Just sayin'. :)
This is 1 of the best cookbooks I've owned. I've had my for years and purchased this one for my sister. She loves the coloured pictures for each recipe and the recipes are well written and easy to follow. I'd recommend this recipe book or the Red Rose one to anybody.