Kitchen Tip: Substituting Ingredients

Without fail, the most popular question I get from my readers (that’s you!), is "What can I substitute for x in this recipe?" Whether out of necessity (you *thought* you had three eggs left in the carton but really just have one), dietary reasons, or simply a taste preference (sigh...cilantro haters), we all find ourselves in situations when we have to replace one ingredient for another.

As much as I love hearing from you and answering your questions, I thought you might like to know about this little book that I've recently found quite useful in my own kitchen.

Called Substituting Ingredients, this handy little pocket-sized paperback by Becky Sue Epstein is a great reference book to keep in your kitchen, whether your developing recipes for your blog or just cooking for the family. Organized in alphabetical order, it contains suggestions and recommendations for just about any ingredient your recipe may call for (and even a few your recipes probably never will...did you know that shark is a good substitute for scallops? Me neither!).

Available on Amazon and wherever books are sold:
Substituting Ingredients: The A to Z Kitchen Reference
By Becky Sue Epstein

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