ISBN: 9781931498234 Year Added to Catalog: 2004 Book Format: Paperback Book Art: 25 b&w illustrations, more than 90 recipes Dimensions: 7 x 10 Number of Pages: 208 pages Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Old ISBN: 1931498237 Release Date: July 1, 2003 Web Product ID: 170
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