Pitfalls

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What Shall We Have To-Day? 365 Recipes for All the Days of the Year

What Shall We Have To-Day? 365 Recipes for All the Days of the Year

By X. Marcel Boulestin

Published 1932

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The dangerous person in the kitchen is the one who goes rigidly by weights, measurements, thermometers and scales.
I would say once more that all these scientific implements are not of much use, the only exception being for making pastry and jams, where exact weights are important. The only other general rule—and a rather vague one—is that one roasts about “twenty minutes to the pound, ” as the saying goes. Beyond that— well, beyond that there is nothing certain, and the possibilities are infinite, since so many things have to be considered.