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Apr 10, 2007 06:56 PM

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

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?

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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  1. 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:

    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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    1. re: debbiel

      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

          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!