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jonniesavell (5) [Avatar] Offline
Rather than provide an analogy accessible to many, the cooking descriptions provide an analogy accessible only to a few.

unnecessary; please ditch.
Steven van Deursen (43) [Avatar] Offline
Thank you for your feedback Jonnie, and thank you for reading our book.

The cooking analogies are inherited from the first edition. When starting planning the second edition of this book, Mark and I chose to keep the analogies in place, as we felt it was more valuable to spend our time on other parts of the book. Besides, your comment is actually the first complaint we received about the cooking analogies in the last two years.

Apart from that, we're currently a few weeks before going to print. There is no way we could rewrite all chapter introductions. And even if we were able to do so, Manning would absolutely not allow us to do so.

So I'm afraid you'll have to live with that. Hopefully the rest of the book still gives you a lot of new knowledge. And on the plus side, the analogy is typically just spans half a page. You can easily scan through it if you don't like it.