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Rose Kastl, a retired home economics teacher from Nebraska in the United States, loves her copy of The Food Book! She was also kind enough to share some of her thoughts with us.

Rose

Rose with her copy of The Food Book

 I have been reading and trying some of the recipes from The Food Book and found it very informative and interesting to read. I have learnt so much about the intricate little differences in our language when it comes to food. For example, I had to look up caster sugar because I had never heard of that term before – and was surprised to find that it is just very fine granulated sugar! Also, desiccated coconut is just dried coconut without the sugar and oil added, which is commonly in use here in the US.

The pictures of the different fruits, vegetables, meats, etc. are also very helpful. The book is a great encyclopaedia as well as a cook book. It has been so much fun reading and using it this year. My sister, who has Alzheimer’s, sat down and looked at it at length – then almost took it home with her! She can’t use it because she isn’t able to cook anymore, but she really enjoys looking at it when she is here with us.