Just as we classify readers into genres and types, we can do the same with cookbook readers. I am a noncook. Sadly, I can hardly boil water, so when a cookbook offers "easy" recipes, I am interested. I am intimidated by elaborate recipes. Elaborate to me is a recipe with more than 5 ingredients, unusual food items, and multiple preparation processes. Also, unfortunately, I only have a hotplate, microwave and a slow cooker, so appliance intensive recipes won't work for me, not even a blender. (But, there's hope, maybe I will get one for Christmas.) While I appreciate Suzanne Elizabeth Anderson's generous offer of a free book of 30 healthy comfort food recipes, I could not use many of them. I was intrigued by the Wheat Waffles. I wish there had been a suggested ingredient list rather than items written in text for the Monster Turkey Sandwich. But, I think I can do the Simple Shrimp Fra Diavolo (whatever that is), the Fresh Tomato Pasta, the Slow and the Cooker BBQ Beef Ribs. I may try the Pot Roast Madness but I find buying meat a trip to a foreign land. I might even try the Two-Ingredient Strawberry Jam that will be an adventure since the idea of canning is a bit scary.
(review of free book)