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“The Food Substitutions Bible,” by David Joachim

Who hasn’t run out of baking powder in the middle of a batch of cookies? You can find that substitution

(1 teaspoon equals: 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch and 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar) in most comprehensive cookbooks.

But what do you do when you find you’ve run out of taco seasoning or balsamic vinegar or you don’t have a double boiler? Grab David Joachim’s “The Food Substitutions Bible.” There are listings for some 5,000 substitutions for ingredients, equipment and even cooking techniques. It covers all the basics and all the things you’ve never heard of … which makes it a great kitchen reference book.

Look inside Today’s Food section for Joachim’s Taco Seasoning recipe.


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