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Old 12-08-2007, 07:42 AM   #1
Cristen Gillespie
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KT: The book is large (10 X 12 inches or so) and heavy, and the stock is semi-matte (or not even) so there is a lot of glare.
I looked at that one. It's interesting to hang out in the cookbook section while the kids look elsewhere. I've noticed that those big glossy books really sell well to browsers. It feels like you're getting a lot for your money, big glossy pictures, everything so elegant. It does interfere with using it, but I've received more gift books like than than any other, and I see more people taking them off the shelves than any other apart from the Food TV celebrity cookbooks, of course, and the standbys -- BH&G, Betty Crocker, etc.

In a bookstore, no one thinks about how you're going to read it, or where you're going to put it in the kitchen. I have a very sturdy adjustable cookbook holder that some books will topple over, they're so tall, with just the slightest accidental nudge.

I must admit, though, that these are more fun, even if difficult to deal with, than those tightly bound paperback books that are small and refuse to stay open unless you break the binding completely. I never receive those as cookbooks presents, and never buy them, either. The pages are glare-free, though, and not too big<G>

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