The Good Cook

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The Good Cook was a series of instructional cookbooks published by Time-Life Books 1978-1980 and sold on month to month basis until the early 1990s and edited by cookbook author Richard Olney. Each volume was dedicated to a specific subject (such as meat or poultry) and was heavily illustrated with photos of cooking techniques.

The 28 volumes were as follows:

Beef and Veal
Beverages
Biscuits/Cookies and Crackers (US title)
Breads
Cakes and Pastries/Cakes (US)
Confectionary/Candy (US)
Desserts/Classic Desserts (US)
Eggs and Cheese
Fish and Shellfish (two separate volumes, US)
Fruits
Game (UK only)
Grains, Pasta and Pulses/Dried Beans and Grains (US)
Hot Hors d'Oeuvres/Hors d'Oeuvres
Lamb
Offal/Variety Meats (US)
Outdoor Cooking
Pasta (US only)
Patisserie/Pies and Pastries (US)
Pork
Poultry
Preserving
Salads and cold Hors-d'Oeuvre/Salads (US)
Sauces
Snacks and Canapes/Snacks and Sandwiches (US)
Soups
Terrines, Pates and Galantines
Vegetables
Wine

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