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review 2015-05-12 08:08
1000 Foods To Eat Before You Die
1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die: A Food Lover's Life List - Mimi Sheraton

I have to confess: according to my parents I'm obsessed with talking about food. And when I start to think about it, yes, I like talking about food (and browsing recipes) at least as much as the food itself. But I'll try to keep it short.


I'm not even that much of an exotic eater. Yes, I like my curry and I've eaten Chinese in China, but I wouldn't really buy something on the street I think. (The book gives some tips on what to buy, and more useful what foods not to buy on the street). This doesn't mean that I did not enjoy this book. The 1000 recipes (and foods, shops etc) that are presented come from all different kitchens,


While it's obviously not a book to read from A to Z  I do think it has something for everyone (if you like food that is). I was especially pleased with the part on the Dutch and Belgian cuisine (since the talk is always in the Netherlands that there is no such thing. I mean, imagine going to a Dutch restaurant instead of, like, an Italian one. Now I come to think about it, there is a Dutch 'pannenkoeken' (pancakes) restaurant in London, but I digress). The other parts also have some interesting stories, and also some of the foods come with a recipe.


Would recommend!


Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

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text 2015-01-08 17:24
TBR Thursday #22
Storm Siren - Mary Weber
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl: Book One - Paige McKenzie,Alyssa B. Sheinmel
The Dead Hamlets - Peter Roman
The Yellow Wood - Melanie Tem
1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die: A Food Lover's Life List - Mimi Sheraton
Twenty Trillion Leagues Under The Sea - Mahendra Singh,Adam Roberts
Grimm Memories (Grimm Tales Book 2) - Janna Jennings,Erica Crouch
Henshin - J. M. Ken Niimura
Mind the Gap, Volume 1: Intimate Strangers - Rodin Esquejo (Artist), Jim McCann, Sonia Oback (Artist)
The Ghost of Sephera (Theodore Crane) (Volume 2) - J. D. Tew,Scott Spotson,J Caleb Clark

Moonlight Reader started the TBR Thursday, and I think it's a good way to a) show what new books I've got and b) confront myself with my inability to lower my TBR. In fact, since I started recording it, it has risen significantly. I get the feeling I'm doing something wrong here...


Remember when I stated I didn't want to add new books to the TBR pile this year?


Well, there's something I need to admit. I failed miserably this week. So, here are some of the lousy excuses I've come up with to help myself feel better about it.

1) The publishers returned from their Christmas breaks and approved a lot of my older requests, so it's basically not THIS weeks mistake...

2) Some publishers just presented their new Netgalley books and there were a few books I just didn't want to miss out on...

3) I need to study all day (damn you bloody exams) and searching for/finding books is such a good way to come to rest afterwards (I'll worry later about when to read them).


Flawless argumentation! (But I really hope there will be less books next week or I'll never be able to read them all)


Reading has been great though. I've already finished 6 books this year and I think another one will follow tonight.


TBR pile currently stands at 275. (+12)

(Netgalley ARCs at 109 (+9))

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