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I'm reading an English book which features a French menu as a random quote.

When I look at the sentence:

Faire de la bonne cuisine demande un certain temps.

And the context I don't see how the author gets the English translation of:

Good cooking fakes time.

Is the author correct in his interpretation and if so can anyone elaborate on what I'm missing here?

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    Maybe it would help us cover the "what am I missing" part of your question if you could give us an idea (even a rough one) of how you would have gone about translating it. – Papa Poule Feb 4 '17 at 13:25
  • @PapaPoule my translation was the same as Alexandre's answer – Philip Kirkbride Feb 4 '17 at 13:35
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Good cooking fakes time

is a (very unfortunate) typo. The correct translation of "Faire de la bonne cuisine demande un certain temps" is:

Good cooking takes time

or, even better:

Good cooking takes some time

  • Yes that was my interpretation too. – Philip Kirkbride Feb 4 '17 at 13:35
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    This typo has been corrected in later printings. – Jeffrey Bosboom Feb 4 '17 at 17:50

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