Controversial Books for fishcentric

This page shows the most "controversial" books in this library, as measured by the highest standard deviation of members' star ratings.

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Standard Deviation Average Rating Your Rating Title
1.24 3.63 Martha Stewart's Cupcakes: 175 Inspired Ideas for Everyone's Favorite Treat by Martha Stewart Living Magazine
1.15 3.85 Nancy Silverton's Breads from the La Brea Bakery: Recipes for the Connoisseur by Nancy Silverton
1.111 3.68 The Bread Bible: 300 Favorite Recipes by Beth Hensperger
1.096 3.74 Dough: Simple Contemporary Breads by Richard Bertinet
1.089 3.89 White Trash Cooking by Ernest Matthew Mickler
1.03 4.12 An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace by Tamar Adler
1.028 3.54 Reader's Digest Fix-It-Yourself Manual by Editors of Readers Digest
1.018 3.59 Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook by Beth Hensperger
1.014 4.02 Jane Brody's Good Food Book: Living the High-Carbohydrate Way by Jane E. Brody
0.998 4.17 Martha Stewart's Cookies: The Very Best Treats to Bake and to Share by Martha Stewart Living Magazine
0.986 4.37 Rose's Heavenly Cakes by Rose Levy Beranbaum
0.983 3.74 It's All American Food: The Best Recipes for More Than 400 New American Classics by David Rosengarten
0.975 3.97 Home Baking: The Artful Mix of Flour and Traditions from Around the World by Jeffrey Alford
0.97 4.03 The Tassajara Bread Book by Edward Espe Brown
0.969 4.02 Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine by Bryant Terry
0.969 4.07 Vegetables, Revised: The Most Authoritative Guide to Buying, Preparing, and Cooking, with More than 300 Recipes by James Peterson
0.965 3.98 National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees: Eastern Region by National Audubon Society
0.957 3.71 Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook: Feasting with Your Slow Cooker by Dawn J. Ranck
0.955 3.75 Mr. Boston: Official Bartender's & Party Guide by Leo Cotton
0.954 3.86 The Thousand Recipe Chinese Cookbook by Gloria Bley Miller
0.947 3.74 Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky
0.942 3.71 The Frugal Gourmet Cooks Three Ancient Cuisines: China, Greece, and Rome by Jeff Smith
0.934 3.95 The New Basics Cookbook by Julee Rosso
0.932 4.23 The Pie and Pastry Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum
0.932 3.36 Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Recipes for Two by Beth Hensperger
0.927 3.91 The Frugal Gourmet on Our Immigrant Ancestors: Recipes You Should Have Gotten from Your Grandmother by Jeff Smith
0.92 4.12 Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day by Leanne Brown
0.916 3.89 Brother Juniper's Bread Book: Slow-rise As Method And Metaphor by Peter Reinhart
0.914 4.12 Tartine Bread by Chad Robertson
0.91 3.62 The Essential Asian Cookbook by Whitecap Books
0.91 4.14 The Fannie Farmer Cookbook by Marion Cunningham
0.907 4.16 The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook by Beth Hensperger
0.903 4.02 Bernard Clayton's new complete book of breads by Bernard Clayton
0.901 3.76 The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook by Julee Rosso
0.9 3.26 Twinkie, Deconstructed: My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated Into What America Eats by Steve Ettlinger
0.898 3.93 Sauces: Classical and Contemporary Sauce Making by James Peterson
0.883 3.96 The Silver Palate Cookbook by Julee Rosso
0.872 3.83 The Martha Stewart Cookbook: Collected Recipes for Every Day by Martha Stewart
0.872 4.34 Artisan Breads Every Day: Fast and Easy Recipes for World-Class Breads by Peter Reinhart
0.872 4.1 Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book by Better Homes and Gardens
0.868 4.28 Betty Crocker's Cooky Book by Betty Crocker
0.866 3.91 Bread Alone: Bold Fresh Loaves from Your Own Hands by Daniel Leader
0.863 4.07 Chez Panisse Vegetables by Alice Waters
0.861 4.04 The Italian Baker by Carol Field
0.856 4.18 Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook by Martha Stewart
0.855 4.08 50 Great Curries of India by Camellia Panjabi
0.854 4.18 Eastern Birds (Peterson Field Guides) by Roger Tory Peterson
0.852 3.91 Food in History by Reay Tannahill
0.851 4.4 The Cake Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum
0.847 4.34 Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison
0.842 4 The Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen
0.84 3.89 Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World by Mark Kurlansky
0.84 4.08 Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco by Paula Wolfert
0.835 3.86 Martha Stewart's Hors d'Oeuvres Handbook by Martha Stewart
0.834 4.21 Hot Sour Salty Sweet: A Culinary Journey through Southeast Asia by Jeffrey Alford
0.831 3.97 Everyday Food: Great Food Fast by Martha Stewart Living Magazine
0.828 4.25 Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery that Revolutionizes Home Baking by Jeff Hertzberg
0.826 4.34 The New Food Lover's Companion by Sharon Tyler Herbst
0.825 4.16 Hello, Cupcake! Irresistably Playful Creations Anyone Can Make by Karen Tack
0.82 4.11 How to Cook Everything: The Basics by Mark Bittman
0.818 4.21 Flatbreads and Flavors: A Baker's Atlas by Jeffrey Alford
0.818 4.11 Beard on Bread by James Beard
0.814 3.59 Sheila Lukins All Around the World Cookbook by Sheila Lukins
0.813 4.14 Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs by Claire Kowalchik
0.807 4.1 The Curious Cook: More Kitchen Science and Lore by Harold McGee
0.807 3.79 Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre by Brett L. Markham
0.804 4.07 Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking by Michael Ruhlman
0.802 4.1 All New Square Foot Gardening: More Projects, New Solutions, Grow Vegetables Anywhere by Mel Bartholomew
0.801 4.06 Crust and Crumb: Master Formulas for Serious Bread Bakers by Peter Reinhart
0.8 4.35 The Art of Eating by M. F. K. Fisher
0.797 4.23 National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America by Jon L. Dunn
0.797 4.29 Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen by Laurie Colwin
0.792 4.17 Beyond the Great Wall: Recipes and Travels in the Other China by Jeffrey Alford
0.785 4.39 The Bread Baker's Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread by Peter Reinhart
0.785 4.38 The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior by David Allen Sibley
0.785 4.51 The Principles of Knitting: Methods and Techniques of Hand Knitting by June Hemmons Hiatt
0.784 4.45 Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan
0.782 4.12 Stretching by Bob Anderson
0.782 4.1 American Pie: My Search for the Perfect Pizza by Peter Reinhart
0.779 3.38 Crockery Cookery by Mable Hoffman
0.778 3.91 Barbecue! Bible : Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades, Bastes, Butters, and Glazes by Steven Raichlen
0.774 4.39 Pie: 300 Tried-and-True Recipes for Delicious Homemade Pie by Ken Haedrich
0.768 4.27 The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution by Alice Waters
0.762 4.42 Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi
0.76 4.17 The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Classic Recipes for a New Century by Amanda Hesser
0.759 4.37 Joy of Cooking [2006]: 75th Anniversary Edition by Irma S. Rombauer
0.754 4.12 How to Grill: The Complete Illustrated Book of Barbecue Techniques by Steven Raichlen
0.751 4.41 The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs by Karen Page
0.75 4.04 The Birder's Handbook: A Field Guide to the Natural History of North American Birds by Paul Ehrlich
0.75 4.23 Make It Fast, Cook It Slow: The Big Book of Everyday Slow Cooking by Stephanie O'Dea
0.744 4.52 Mastering the Art of French Cooking [Volume 1] by Julia Child
0.742 4.45 The King Arthur Flour 200th Anniversary Cookbook by Brinna B. Sands
0.732 4.16 The New Book of Middle Eastern Food by Claudia Roden
0.729 4.21 Arabesque: A Taste of Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon by Claudia Roden
0.727 4.18 As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto by Joan Reardon
0.707 4.07 Botany for Gardeners by Brian Capon
0.704 4.48 The Oxford Companion to Food by Alan Davidson
0.696 4.43 Baking with Julia: Savor the Joys of Baking with America's Best Bakers by Dorie Greenspan
0.694 4.41 The Perfect Scoop, Revised and Updated: 200 Recipes for Ice Creams, Sorbets, Gelatos, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments by David Lebovitz
0.689 4 China Moon Cookbook by Barbara Tropp
0.677 4.49 Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza by Ken Forkish
0.677 4.41 Authentic Mexican: Regional Cooking from the Heart of Mexico by Rick Bayless
0.673 4.08 Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China by Fuchsia Dunlop
0.654 4.09 Strong Women Stay Young by Miriam E. Nelson
0.65 4.41 How to Cook Everything: 2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Food [Completely Revised Tenth Anniversary Edition] by Mark Bittman
0.632 4.46 Peter Reinhart's Whole Grain Breads: New Techniques, Extraordinary Flavor by Peter Reinhart
0.632 4.17 James Beard's Theory and Practice of Good Cooking by James Beard
0.629 4.6 On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen by Harold McGee
0.62 4.11 The Village Baker: Classic Regional Breads from Europe and America by Joe Ortiz
0.612 4.48 Brother Cadfael's Herb Garden: An Illustrated Companion to Medieval Plants and Their Uses by Robin Whiteman
0.602 4.03 The Well-Filled Tortilla Cookbook by Victoria Wise
0.592 4.41 Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking by Fuchsia Dunlop
0.583 4.39 Vegetable Love by Barbara Kafka
0.581 4.36 Tartine: A Classic Revisited by Elisabeth M. Prueitt
0.563 4.33 Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston's Flour Bakery and Cafe by Joanne Chang
0.55 4.35 The Essential Cuisines of Mexico: Revised and updated throughout, with more than 30 new recipes. by Diana Kennedy