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  1. Slim pickings: "The Southern Food Truck Cookbook: Discover the South's Best Food on Four Wheels" Kindle Edition $.99US And, again, not what I would say is a real bargain, but I'm posting it because of the author: Gale Gand's "Chocolate and Vanilla" Kindle Edition $4.99US For anyone who may be interested, there are two Gale Gand recipes posted on the Amazon info page for this book.
  2. A tangential article related to Amazon's new ventures: "Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS" The US Post Office should be shaking in their collective boots with this news. If Amazon bypasses the USPS (which doesn't seem to get mentioned in the article), the USPS will lose a ton of money. The USPS and their shoddy delivery schedules were the rumored reason why Amazon shuttered Amazon Fresh. After all, it's only "fresh" if it gets delivered on time.
  3. eG Cook-Off 76: Consider the Schnitzel

    Wait...she couldn't eat the whole thing? Piker! Amateur! Pfftt, I say to you! Yes, this... I used to patronize a local diner that served both types. Each version has their own merits.
  4. Canadian style seasoning ?

    With undertones of moose and beaver, as well?
  5. New Walmart Grocery stores

    Ah, math raises it's ugly face, yet again. Yes, Dollar General is not a 99¢ store, hence the word "Dollar" in the name of the store. Thank you for the correction.
  6. Thank you for the clarification. I was unfamiliar with her previous work. I mentioned the reworking of one of her other cookbooks into this one. Regarding this, the quote I mentioned from a review on the "Cook Simple" Amazon page says this: My guess is the reworking might be aimed at a changing the cookbook for a different market.
  7. This is the exact reason why I bought a Kindle. I could see what was happening to the free space in my apartment and had to find an alternative to having physical books. Edited to add this other find: Okay, it's not a true bargain price (which would be 99¢ or $1.99) but it's low enough to post. She's a British author with previous cookbooks to her name. This one seems to have been repackaged/renamed from another of her cookbooks (see the reviews on the Amazon info page for this book for details). Diana Henry's "Cook Simple: Effortless Cooking Every Day" Kindle Edition $3.99US I am a US Prime member and the price you see may vary.
  8. Another find this afternoon: John Barricelli's "The SoNo Baking Company Cookbook: The Best Sweet and Savory Recipes for Every Occasion" Kindle Edition $1.99US There's a recipe from the book for Ginger Cookies if you scroll further down the Amazon page for this book. I am a US Prime member and the price you see may vary.
  9. And ditto from me.
  10. New Walmart Grocery stores

    The Vons Grocery store, down the street from the afore-mentioned Walmart Neighborhood Grocery store, is closing. They blinked. Vons announced the news a couple weeks ago. I've stayed away from the closing store and from what I am sure is the madness within of people scrambling for any sort of deal they can find. It's final closing date will be within a week or so. I would say it will likely be replaced by a 99¢ store except for the fact that there's already a Dollar General store in that same shopping center so that won't happen. I didn't shop at the Vons very often. Their prices were far more expensive than what Walmart offers. Before the Walmart came along, Vons was the only grocery store in my area and ruled the roost. They were, eventually, in for a rude awakening, as it has come to pass. But on the flip side, Walmart used to carry Eckrich Sausages and got me hooked on them (I got my mom hooked on them because they were skinless and she could eat them without any...uhm...dental issues. Then Walmart stopped carrying Eckrich (maybe Eckrich didn't pay them enough to carry the brand any longer ). So back I would go to Vons for the Eckrich Sausage. Now I will have to drive much further away, to another neighborhood and to another Vons, to buy that brand. I m sure this story of a closing grocery store will repeat itself in other neighborhoods/states in the US.
  11. The other shoe is dropping: "Kale to go: Amazon to roll out delivery at Whole Foods" It's starting in 4 US cities and will (likely) spread to the rest of the country, eventually, via Whole Foods.
  12. It's just not airline food that can make you sick: "Why you should never order ice on a plane" Forewarned is fair warned.
  13. Today's offerings: Mary Karlin's "Mastering Fermentation: Recipes for Making and Cooking with Fermented Foods" Kindle Edition $1.99US Harry Rosenblum's "Vinegar Revival Cookbook: Artisanal Recipes for Brightening Dishes and Drinks with Homemade Vinegars" Kindle Edition $1.99US Andrea Nguyen's "The Pho Cookbook: Easy to Adventurous Recipes for Vietnam's Favorite Soup and Noodles" Kindle Edition $1.99US Marc Vetri's "Rustic Italian Food" Kindle Edition $1.99US "The Grand Central Market Cookbook: Cuisine and Culture from Downtown Los Angeles" Kindle Edition $1.99US Jennifer McGruther's "The Nourished Kitchen: Farm-to-Table Recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle Featuring Bone Broths,Fermented Vegetables, Grass-Fed Meats, Wholesome Fats, Raw Dairy, and Kombuchas" Kindle Edition $1.99US I am a U.S. Prime member and the price you see may vary.
  14. This was previously on sale (a few pages back) but thanks for posting it again for anyone who may missed it the first time around. There's another German recipes cookbook (click) I've been keeping my eye on but it doesn't seem to ever go on sale.
  15. I'm giving Mother's Cookies the side-eye this morning. I recently bought a package of their Taffy sandwich cookies. There was a blurb on the label stating "New Shape but with the same flavor" (or something to that effect). The new shapes are longer and the cookies tend to come apart a lot more easily. Then I noticed this morning that the Taffy package with the new cookie shape now contains 2 cookies less than they did before. At the same price. Really, Mother's? Did you think people wouldn't notice? Greedy corporate rat bastards. A pox on your house!