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King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking Cookbook [moved from Food Media and News]

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dietfoodie Apr 10, 2007 06:56 PM

Sorry if this is in the wrong place! Does anyone happen to have the King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking cookbook, and if so, how do you like it?

http://www.amazon.com/Arthur-Flour-Wh...

I'm trying to decide between it and the Dorie Greenspan book on baking. It has all the nutritional information to make my life easy (fat/fiber/calories), along with actual weights for each portion (amazing idea! Why can't more cookbooks do that?), and I'm hugely tempted by it, but I'm not enough of a baker to tell from just looking at the recipes if they'll be any good. I've heard good things around here about the Dorie Greenspan book, but... fat/fiber/calories + portion sizes is really, really tempting...

Thank you!

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    debbiel Apr 10, 2007 07:20 PM

    I keep meaning to cook from this book. I really do. I have it. I've looked through it. I've picked out recipes. I just haven't gotten around to it.

    Here's a thread with comments from folks who actually HAVE tried recipes from it:
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/371508

    I do have the Dorie Greenspan book, and it probably is part of the reason I haven't cooked from KA. I got Dorie first, I've made a tone of recipes from it. I haven't had a single miss.

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      dietfoodie Apr 11, 2007 12:23 AM

      Oh, thank you for the link! I searched, but I swear, I didn't see it. The Dorie book is on my 'perpetual temptation' list... if only the KA book didn't have nutritional info, which is always a huge factor for me (the gorgeous supposedly-whole-wheat cake on the cover is a draw too!). It's so convenient to be able to weigh out a slice or piece of something and be able to tell exactly how many Points it is... but those recipes in Baking look so good!

      I guess I'm going back to the bookstore to stand in the cookbook aisle and look indecisive. Since I was probably going to end up doing that anyway, heh.

      1. re: debbiel
        Katie Nell Apr 11, 2007 06:28 AM

        Also, my March cookie of the month was from King Arthur: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/38742...

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          pastrytroll Apr 11, 2007 12:27 PM

          I'd buy (and have bought) the King Arthur, reasoning: I don't have that many good whole grain recipes, and I thought Dore's book was very basic/pedestrian/beautifully illustrated. Dorie's book may be a very good basic baking book, but I already have recipes and cookbooks on that level. I did buy the Tartine cookbook, and like the solid recipes and explanations - and the lovely illustrations!

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