I would consider this to be less of a cookbook and more of a ultra useful kitchen utensil. You won’t find any recipes, glossy photos, or entertaining stories here. This is a thick, plain-jane, black and white 695 pager with a purpose, and I love it! As advertised, The Food Substitutions Bible contains over 6,500 substitutions for ingredients, equipment and techniques. But it does more than just provide straight substitutions – there are also descriptions of ingredients, units of measurement and a little bit of (unintentional?) humor. What I had imagined would be a book to pull from the shelf only when needed, instead turned out to be quite an interesting read.
Even though the layout seems very self-explanatory to me, there is still a nice little section in the front titled “How To Use This