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review 2017-12-08 18:52
I Savored This Book
My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories - David Lebovitz

I had so much fun reading this cookbook/memoir over the past week. I didn't hurry, just enjoyed the recipes, the little stories, and the vibrant pictures that David Lebovitz included. 

 

I will say that I found the recipes intriguing and thought everything sounded great. I am now addicted to salted butter and found out things that I never knew before regarding duck fat. Also I now want to buy all the duck fat and make it with potatoes. Mmmmmm.

 

I would say that I wish that we had more stories included. The recipes are great, but the book comes alive for me when Mr. Lebovitz gives readers an intimate look at his life in Paris. Whether it is finding out where to get kale or how to purchase cheeses, he makes everything seem like a fun adventure. 

 

One warning. Do not read this book if you are even a little bit hungry. 

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review 2017-10-29 09:18
Simply Pho: A Complete Course in Preparing Authentic Vietnamese Meals at Home - Helen Le

There are some magical dishes on this planet and pho is definitely one of them.A very tasteful and savoury broth served with fragrant "toppings"such as rice noodles,bean sprouts,fresh herbs, lime juice,sliced chillies,spring onions...and so much more.You just know it is going to taste fabulous.

So this a cookbook about pho,but not just pho.There are also recipes for several different spring rolls,crispy roasted porc,noodle dishes,vegetarian(and vegan)alternatives,condiments and not to forget, the famous Vietnamese sandwich,bánh mì.

The recipes are not unduly complicated and therefore well within everybody's reach.Of course you'll need many different ingredients but then Asian cuisine, in general, tends to use just more than pepper and salt.  

As for the photographs, they are really mouth watering and just cry out:try me!

Very well, pho is on the menu next week !

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review 2017-10-23 21:35
Fix, Freeze, Feast!
Fix, Freeze, Feast: The Delicious, Money-Saving Way to Feed Your Family - Kati Neville,Lindsay Tkacsik

I know what I am planning to do on my next day off!!  I'll be headed to the warehouse store to pick up supplies and making myself some meals for busy days.

 

Sweet Asian Chicken.

Tequila-Lime Chicken.

Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry.

Urban Garlic Chicken.

Sweet & Sour Meatballs.

Ginger Beef.

Margarita Pork Chops.

Raging Garlic Pork Stir-Fry.

 

Each recipes makes 3-4 frozen meals.  Just remove from the freezer the night before and they are ready to go when you get home from work.

 

Yah, baby!

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text 2017-09-24 20:29
Reading progress update: I've read 7%.
Vegetarian Viet Nam - Cameron Stauch

I'm not sure about this right now. This is a spouse of a diplomate living in Vietnam. He is not a native, he's a Canadian chef not even a vegetarian but an observer. I lived near Little Saigon in CA for many years and wanted authentic flavors like I got there. I hope he sticks to traditional flavors as much as possible.

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review 2017-08-29 03:40
Book 47/100: Best Lunch Box Ever by Katie Sullivan Morford
Best Lunch Box Ever: Ideas and Recipes for School Lunches Kids Will Love - Katie Sullivan Morford

I found out about this book while reading a review of "Beating the Lunch Box Blues," and since I enjoyed that one, I gave this one a read, too.

This is a more traditional "cookbook" in that it actually has lunch recipes in it, but its approach is similar. The recipes are simple and would satisfy a diverse palate -- again, I perused this for ideas for my husband's lunches, not for kids, and there's plenty here for adults to enjoy. None of the "recipes" has more than 10 ingredients or so, and most of them only have about 5. This book is also a little more health and budget-conscious than "Lunch Box Blues." Taken together, there's lots of inspiration to be had for lunches, whether for school, work, or the occasional picnic!

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