Supplementing the recipe writing philosophy are sections on recipe testing; copyright, plagiarism, and the ethics of recipe writing; metrics; writing recipes for radio, television and the Internet; and nutrition analysis of recipes.
The manual's many useful features include:
"Barbara Gibbs Ostmann and Jane Baker are experienced food editors who know their stuff. To achieve success a recipe must be written with impeccable accuracy and unambiguous clarity. The Recipe Writer's Handbook achieves both objectives in full measure."
"I love Barbara and Jane's revision -- it should be the Bible of every food writer, aspiring and accomplished. Reading their text is like being in the classroom with a gifted teacher who not only knows her subject in depth, but who also has a passion for it -- and shares it. The resource section alone is worth the price of the book."
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