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This man can write. This man cannot write a recipe. I'm trying to make the stock from his recipe in the book, and he gives me proportions, okay, fine. But then he does not tell me when the chicken bones are done, he does not tell me how big a pot I need for this stock, and he doesn't tell me give me specifics about what sort of bones I need. This is not the first time he failed me. In another recipe he mentions that you need to put potatoes in this dish, but does not tell you how to cut them. Thinly slice, chunks, what?
And keep in mind this book that I'm using is supposed to be for people who don't know the first thing about cooking. Period. The only reason Mark and I can get away with guessing is because we actually know a thing about it, and are therefore shielded from amateur mistakes like burning the chicken bones because it does not say "roast for one hour". It just says roast until done. What the hell is that?