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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
There are some unique and elegant menus in here, but there are a greater number of so-so and unappealing menus as well. Some of the menus call for ingredients that are not seasonally compatible. Or, in a menu featuring a variety of fish-on-toast slathered in what is basically a lightened mayonnaise, he suggests shrimp dipped in aoili as a first course. A lot of the menus are like this. Not very well rounded. This is an old cookbook, 1962 or thereabouts. And it is an old American cookbook, so the treatment of vegetables wavers between careless and outright neglectful. That said, most of the individual recipes--especially the fish recipes--are worth the trip to the library. But this isn't a really necessary edition to your cookbook collection.
Review: James Beard's Menus For EntertainingUser Review - Goodreads
No photos and I still enjoyed perusing this book? Amazing. What a great reference book for a budding cook or an experienced one.