It’s been a while since I plugged booko. It’s very handy. You can price match on books from online retailers. And it’s an Australian site…

I bought a batch of books last week – including Ratio – the conceptual cook book Simone was looking for many months ago


queenstuss says:

That books seems a little clinical for me. I prefer to experiment, and find out what works and what doesn't. Cook enough, and pay attention to what you're doing, and you can eventually do away with recipes and make up your own variations.

st_eutychus says:

The beauty of this book is that it gets you to the last stage much quicker and frees you up to invent based on solid core principles.

Kutz says:

That's a great idea, but for both of the searches I've done so far I just end up at my favourite book buying place anyways. The Book Depository is very rarely beaten.

st_eutychus says:

The book depository gets beaten every time I go garage sailing…

Queenstuss says:

That’s why I said ‘for me’ because I can see the logic, but it removes the sense of fun and discovery from cooking. I think I would enjoy reading the book, but wouldn’t want to lose the sense of mystery wondering if a dish will work or if flavours match.