If you think about it, there really are hundreds of books available today on how to make anything, including cookbooks, magazines, and even “how to” guides on how to do almost anything, like learning to build your own “tents”, or even learning to ride a motorcycle. These can provide you with a great deal of knowledge on a variety of subjects… But the real question then becomes… What if we take the entire “recipe book” approach and run with it? This is what I am going to discuss in this article, along with how you can use these kinds of guides to increase the depth and breadth of your knowledge on any number of subjects, including cooking and even how to build a “tent” so large that you can take all your friends along with you!
So, what exactly is a “recipe book”? In simple terms, it’s a collection of written recipes that are easy to read, and follow. In fact, it would almost be too easy to categorize these cookbooks as merely “recipes” themselves… because after all, no one writes a “recipe” without first having a good set of written recipes to work from.
Unfortunately, this has lead modern cookery professionals to use cookbooks more for the purposes of learning how to prepare a particular dish, as opposed to actually making the dish! In fact, many of these recipes are written in such a way as to allow you to “simply add water” to make adjustments to the amounts of spices, vegetables, and whatever other items are already included within the written recipe itself. This is especially useful for people who may not have all the time in the world to sit down and cook a whole meal. Simply copy the measurements over into your personal cooking software, find your own spice and liquid combination combinations, and off you go! These recipes are a valuable tool for professional chefs as well as everyday cooks alike.