Cookbooks are horrible reads.

They are full of structure, but not enough structure to tell an engaging story.

But that doesn’t matter since cookbooks are not published to be sold as picture books or torrid romance novels. Their job I not to entertain or enlighten. Their job is to give you instructions, and just a slight among of motivation, to cook something.

Cookbooks are meant to be reference books at worse, instruction manuals at best.

And even then, most recipes are merely suggestions.

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