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  1. Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking Kindle Edition $2.99US. The email notification I got from Early Bird Books said the deal expires today, but I couldn't say whether or not Amazon holds to that. Use the "Look Inside" feature to see the list of recipes. My iPad is getting full, but I couldn't pass it up. Michael Solomov's Twice-Cooked Eggplant from Zahav is on the Amazon.com page.
  2. Thanks for this! I own some of her other books and have been hoping this one would go on sale.
  3. Speaking of $4.99 books, “Essentials of Italian Cooking” by Marcella Hazan Kindle Edition is available on Amazon. I’d loaned my hard copy to Can’t Remember Who, who never returned it, so have been waiting on this. Sorry if I missed a previous posting about it.
  4. I stumbled on to this one, having seen very good reviews for it recently. We have a favorite Ethiopian restaurant nearby, and my iPad Kindle app is filling up, but like with so many other crazy good e-book bargains, I couldn't resist. "Ethiopia: Recipes and traditions from the horn of Africa" by Yohanis Gebreyesus Kindle Edition $3.99
  5. America's Test Kitchen is taking 20% off a new model Thermapen until 11:59 Pacific time tonight. And thanks, Dave, I now have another book on Kindle, too!
  6. Oh yeah, I contributed to that. Added a book that Anna had mentioned in one of the threads about the Instant Pot, Great Big Pressure Cooker Book. Looks great. Can't wait. (Thanks, Anna!)
  7. **Raises hand** Love the rest of it (albeit hoping they get rid of the "comedienne" host--third show I've seen her in, dislike her in them all). They're on YouTube.
  8. It's schmaltzy and predictable, but after a week of crappy news, I didn't mind that a bit. Will most certainly be eating Indian food this week.
  9. That's very much like my mom's recipe, but I don't recall her letting it sit for an hour--does it make a big difference?
  10. But with five less watchable people making meh food and working their Food Network-approved "brands." And only the latest in a line of shows the FN/CC have ripped off (Top Chef, Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares).
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    R.I.P. Dave Hatfield

    I extend my deepest condolences to Dave's family and friends. His posts were a treat and his recent blog was a lovely look into a wonderful life.
  12. None of the above here, too. Alton's new show sounds like enough to cancel out any good thing he ever did on Good Eats. And from my peek at last week's TNFN"Star", there's an obnoxious pie guy (everything is "pah styahl"), an obnoxious "sin" guy (more fat!) and a seemingly pleasant young woman who concentrates on southern food (buh-bye, Paula) but got roped into a help-others-win-love-through-making-southern-food pilot idea. Non grazie.
  13. Bobby Deen is an Iron Chef? Heh, somewhere Hiroyuki Sakai cannot stop laughing. Game show standards aren't what they used to be. (We've already established that neither are cooking shows.)
  14. Merci, Kim! A wonderful report filled with shared memories, including a lovely dinner at Café Constant and the unforgettable Pierre Hermé (it was a rose macaron that blew us away).
  15. IIRC, both companies say no. Though the former is formulated to emulate the latter. Trader Joe's store staff has told me it's the same. Recently, TJ's headquarters replied to my email saying they had previously sold KA branded flour but KA does not supply the Baker Joe flour. I've used both to make recipes from Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day--cannot tell the difference in performance or taste (neither can the friends who crave those loaves and have eaten bread baked with each brand).
  16. Amen. A cup of American Idol, half a cup of Project Runway (minus a spoonful of Mr. Gunn) and all the wrong parts of Iron Chef (sorry, no real right parts of IC America). I'm mighty pleased for Kristin, but like many others, missed she and Brooke cooking a complete meal, ala finale. I was pretty happy with Judge Emeril--in the final and all season--he seems to have lost his will to schtick and replaced it with thoughtful commentary and a real sense of delight when someone makes him something good. (Plus the scene with he and Roy Choi a few weeks ago was so genuine and sweet I'll let it make up for having to put up with Blais and that Ilan guy on my TV.)
  17. As moving as ever, Ellen, thank you for sharing and I hope the soup cured what ails you. I know it made you feel better.
  18. hsm

    "The Taste"

    I'm not sure which Top Chef season featured Malarky (well, this kind, anyway), but he'll be my first reason for cutting out. I like the idea of a blind taste test, but I, too, was concerned about these "food experts" not knowing wtf was on their spoons--with eyes wide open. I agree that some of those embarrassing "crap, I meant to say yes" moments reflected them seeing someone they thought would be good for their team. Otherwise, it reflected just how drunk they were at the time. And while I can still find Bourdain entertaining (it's what he does) at times, those are some lame-ass tweets about this show he's putting out: Enjoyed every minute working on @TheTasteABC . Would do it again in a hot second. (May indeed, the show won its spot in the ratings last night, fwiw.)
  19. Thank you! British racing green.
  20. hsm

    Cooking for One

    I make batches of meatballs Italian-style, Greek-style, Asian-style, Middle-Eastern style and freeze them--carefully marking the bags. It makes for a nice variety of time savers and food mood matchers.
  21. I've had mine for several years, finding it online before they got themselves distribution in the U.S. Like others, I'm a heavy user at 2–4 bottles a day with no problems. And while a couple of bottles and extra tops aren't a new machine, they've been more than helpful in the past––hoping you experience the same.
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