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The Recipe Writer's Handbook, Revised and Updated

The Recipe Writer's Handbook, Revised and Updated
Author: Barbara Gibbs Ostmann - Jane L. Baker
ISBN 13: 9780471405450
ISBN 10: 471405450
Edition: 1
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 2001-03-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
List Price: $24.95

Praise for The Recipe Writer’s Handbook

Revised and Expanded

"Barbara Ostmann and Jane Baker are experienced food editors who know their stuff. To achieve success, a recipe must be written with impeccable accuracy and unambiguous clarity. The Recipe Writer’s Handbook achieves both objectives in full measure."–Irena Chalmers, author and professional food writing lecturer at The Culinary Institute of America

"The First Edition of The Recipe Writer’s Handbook was a terrific resource, and this revised edition is downright indispensable. It is full of answers to questions about recipe style and substance. Ostmann and Baker have cooked up a delicious addition to any serious food writer’s desk."–Mitchell Davis, Director of Publications, The James Beard Foundation

"Writing recipes is a tricky business, and anyone who wants to do so successfully should have this book. The tables, glossaries, and charts alone are worth the price, not to

mention the authors’ generous helpings of good, sound advice."–John Willoughby, coauthor, Thrill of the Grill and How to Cook Meat

"The Recipe Writer's Handbook is indispensable in the range and depth of information it offers both the novice and seasoned culinary writer. It contains everything you need to know–all beautifully organized and presented in a handy, easy-to-use format. Ostmann and Baker are masters of their trade!"–Paula Lambert, President of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, founder of the Mozzarella Company, and author of The Cheese Lover's Cookbook and Guide

First Edition Nominated for Best Food Book, 1999 World Media Food Awards


Two experienced food writers present a guide to intelligently translating the act of cooking food into words on a page. For beginning and experienced food writers, it covers the art of recipe writing, instructions for the various parts of a recipe, resources, style rules, terms, measurements, equipment, and ethics. Includes updated metric measurements for all English-language recipes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)