I’m on a serious deadline to finish a book tentatively titled Food Chain, thus so many posts drawn from the past. This is one of my favorites. But I can’t believe. Ratio has ratings and reviews. Eileen said: Michael Ruhlman has much valuable information to communicate; the ratio concept is clearly crucial. 29 Apr May the kitchen gods and their tweeting fooderati friends forgive me for what I am about to opine: Michael Ruhlman’s new book will not liberate.

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Book Report: “Ratio” by Michael Ruhlman

Explore the Home Gift Guide. First, admit defeat, accept that this will tack on 5 or 10 minutes of cooking infinitely worth itand request a best-of-three rematch.

His fat-based sauces chapter is particularly indulgent. But the circle doesn’t allow room for notes on some finesse elements for these preparations, such as mixing method, how much salt, what kind of leavening, possible variations. While reading it, I felt that there were so many caveats and addendums to each ratio that it would be difficult to memorize and utilize the ratios in a home kitchen.

All of his books are wonderful. Biscuit dough is 3: The Cookbook Sami Tamimi. I for one am grateful. Want to lose weight? Without the proper ratios a recipe can fail. With thirty-three ratios and suggestions for enticing variations, Ratio is the truth of cooking: Scale recipes up or down as needed.

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