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We're told "don't judge a book by its cover" before we can even read, but that aphorism has no place in the world of cookbooks. Sure, we care if the the interior is well-written and organized, full of perfected recipes and helpful hints, the kind of great work a cook can revisit time and again. Perhaps we even entertain loftier goals, imagining that the meals the cookbook inspires will eventually hold a sentimental value, reminding the owner of intimate family gatherings.
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