Item description for The Complete Idiot's Guide to Good Food from the Good Book (Complete Idiots Guide) by Leslie Bilderback CMB...
Overview Learn to transform the natural, simple, tasty foods mentioned in the Bible into superb, easy-to- make dishes-everything from appetizers to main courses, side dishes, and desserts. Each meal features only those ingredients mentioned in scripture or the closest modern equivalent. Including explanations about the "Kosher" rules found in Leviticus and Deuteronomy, this guide will help you to eat healthily and deliciously-the Biblical way. Written by an expert master chef and baker Over 100 delicious recipes, including nutritional components Dozens of scripture quotes and interesting historical food facts
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 7.2" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2008
Publisher Penguin Group USA
Series Complete Idiots Guide
ISBN 1592577288 ISBN13 9781592577286
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Great food, but a few problems Mar 26, 2008
Leslie Bilderback, CMB, explores Biblical dietary laws in The Complete Idiot's Guide to Good Food from the Good Book. Her premise seems to be that the Biblical guidelines also serve as a guide to healthy eating, and she delves into the modern science that has revealed good nutritional and sanitary reasons for those laws.
She includes recipes both ancient and modern, most of which are aimed at introducing you to a wide array of vegetables, whole grains, and non-refined sugars. Breads and crackers, burgers, fish, stuffed vegetables, soups... it's all in here. You'll even find meatloaf and a homemade barbecue sauce.
The recipes that we tried came out wonderfully. A broccoli dish with cheese sauce and crunchy cracker topping was delicious. A recipe for ratatouille was my favorite of the book. A Texas bean bake produced something that my husband found perfect for cold lunches at work.
I have only two reservations about this book. One is that the recipes don't seem quite as dedicated to the principles the author espouses as the text does. For all that she warns us off of refined flours and sweeteners, for example, you'll find plenty of them in dishes such as cranberry sorbet, pound cake, carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, angel food cake, and so on.
My other reservation is the side notes. Each recipe comes with a little box in which are noted prep time and cooking time. Often other notes appear above or below a recipe. I'm guessing that someone accidentally mixed these up while laying out the book, because many of them seem utterly irrelevant to the recipe they're paired with. An opening note on the Texas bean bake says it would make a lovely vegetarian dish if paired with rice, but there's a pound of ground beef in it. Similarly, the box next to the baked broccoli dish states a cooking time of 10 minutes, while the recipe itself says "bake for 20 minutes." And these are just a couple of examples out of many.