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  1. When I transitioned to food publication in the 70's, this was one of several books I purchased to facilitate the new challenge. I had hoped it would be an excellent reference source and it did not disappoint. Forty years later, I am still consulting it. My cooking skills may have improved, but the mind still seeks the discipline of knowledge.
  2. I find Russian food particularly uninspiring (except for the imperial offerings greatly influenced by foreign chefs) and less flavorful than other East European cuisines. Having said that, the food from this restaurant is more appealing than most, so had to bite.
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    This.
  4. This might be of interest, too: "Middle Eastern Cookery" Kindle Edition $1.99US Amazon is messing with us. Checked it an hour ago and it was $8.99. Still is.
  5. I'm convinced it's an acquired taste. My daughters were by necessity not exposed to it while growing up and, to this day, they prefer to notify others that they are intolerant/allergic to it even though they are not. They say it's off tasting, smells repellent and they prefer not to eat it.
  6. Report post Posted yesterday at 07:50 AM The recipe. The modified mise. No celery for starters. But if Thomas Keller can turn his nose up at celery I feel no real regret that there’s none here. When we emigrated to the US, my parents opted to travel by ship. The inclusion of V8 in the breakfast menu intrigued me so I drank it daily. By the end of the week, I began to break out in hives and no one could determine the cause. Celery has been my nemesis ever since as this foul smelling fiber stick seems to be ubiquitous in American cooking. It's easy to detect in salads because, as a cheap filler, it's used with abandon. Everything else, I need to ask about it's inclusion before ordering.
  7. My curiosity about her long-term goals is effectively nullified by the bad judgement of partnering with a restaurant owner who kept a special room reserved for predatory activity.
  8. https://www.foodandwine.com/news/gabrielle-hamilton-partners-with-ken-friedman I just finished reading Blood, Bones & Butter and acquired a new admiration for this talented chef. After her pronouncements in this article, I only see a broken moral compass. Alluding to this project as comparable to Jose Andres' untiring work in Puerto Rico was really rich.
  9. Authentic Mexican: Regional Cooking from the Heart of Mexico $1.99
  10. https://www.amazon.com/My-Pizza-Easy-No-Knead-Spectacular-ebook/dp/B0078XCOMO/ref=pd_sim_351_81?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=GZ1K23HFYPGF2TGTQ0ZW $4.99 (Seriously need a tutorial on this link thing)
  11. https://smile.amazon.com/Cuisines-Spain-Exploring-Regional-Cooking-ebook/dp/B00C8S9Z0I/ref=pd_sim_351_23?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=7ATP4NHJC2BJYA6WYEVW https://smile.amazon.com/Into-Vietnamese-Kitchen-Treasured-Foodways-ebook/dp/B004IK8PVY/ref=pd_sbs_351_54?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=36TWZ2AAVERD5RYAC7RR I'll just copy and paste for now. Clearly, the kind tutorial has not sunk in.
  12. Just found this: http:// Mastering Pasta: The Art and Practice of Handmade Pasta, Gnocchi, and Risotto Kindle Edition by Marc Vetri Kindle edition $1.99US
  13. "You’ll recognize them, they’re those same darn kids you keep yelling at to get off your lawn." That's pretty gratuitous. Parents with children who have a food intolerance can also be more proactive. When faced with such issues, I always purchased the necessary substitutes in advance and, after culling the offending items, stealthily replaced them with the safe items. A responsible parent would be foolish to place such a burden on total strangers.
  14. Thank you. Now let's see if my brain still has what's necessary to follow through.
  15. This is a treasure. https://smile.amazon.com/Aromas-Aleppo-Legendary-Cuisine-Syrian-ebook/dp/B003V1WW3S/ref=pd_sim_351_9?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=9XZ9YA3DH9669WYTJNFX Now that I've found this crack-like thread, can someone tell me how to post with a simple HERE link. Thanks
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