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  1. Host's note: By popular demand, and in light of the ephemeral nature and prevalence of e-book (mostly Kindle) deals, this topic has been split from the Current sales, deals, and bargains (Part 2) topic. All deals that are not electronic-format books should go there, not here. I am surprised at how quickly the cheap prices/deals on Kindle cookbooks come and go. That being said...I am a US Prime member so the price you see may vary. M. F. K. Fisher's "Consider the Oyster" Kindle Edition $2.51US Chef Yoshio Saito "Okonomiyaki: Japanese Comfort Food" Kindle Edition $3.99US Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi's "Love, Loss, and What We Ate: A Memoir" Kindle Edition $1.99US
  2. From this morning's BookBub email...definitely not a cookbook and with a slightly higher than the regular sale-price...I am posting this because may be of interest to eBook readers on this forum: Three James Herriot Classics: All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful, and All Things Wise and Wonderful Kindle Edition $3.99US I am a US Prime member and the price you see may vary. edited to add another nonfood-related sale-priced book: G.K. Chesterton's "The Complete Father Brown Stories (Wordsworth Classics)" Kindle Edition $2.49US
  3. "Milk Bar’s controversial Crack Pie now has a new name" I've only heard about the pie and once thought perhaps I should order one online to see what the fuss was all about. Has anyone tried it? Is this political correctness gone too far? Or is it appropriate? It's just a pie, afterall...what harm is there in that?
  4. From my morning's BookBub email: Chef of the award-winning Atlanta restaurant Miller Union, Steven Satterfield' "Root to Leaf: A Southern Chef Cooks Through the Seasons" Kindle Edition $1.99US Finalist for the 2016 IACP Awards: Julia Child First Book Recipes sorted by seasons. No listing but if you use the "Look Inside" feature and scroll down, you can see some of the recipes. I am a US Prime member and the price you see may vary.
  5. Some cookbooks from the TASTE email I received this afternoon: "The Big Book of Sides: More than 450 Recipes for the Best Vegetables, Grains, Salads, Breads, Sauces, and More: A Cookbook" Kindle Edition $1.99US Use the "Look Inside" feature and scroll down to see a list of recipes (by holidays/events, etc) and scroll further down to see some recipes. Amazon's info page for this cookbook seems to show an oddly spaced list of recipes from the cookbook. Richard Bertinet's award-winning book "Dough: Simple Contemporary Bread" Kindle Edition $.99US There's supposed to be a 30-minute DVD included giving additional guidance. Not sure how that is being handled by Kindle. It may be part of the download which is indicated on the Amazon info page that it may take longer to download due to file size. Anne Byrn's "American Cookie: The Snaps, Drops, Jumbles, Tea Cakes, Bars & Brownies That We Have Loved for Generations" Kindle Edition $2.99US Recipes come with lessons about the history of the cookies. A little pricier than what I normally post... Giada De Laurentiis' "Giada's Italy: My Recipes for La Dolce Vita" Kindle Edition $3.99US And even more pricier, but still a sale-price (this is the first time I've seen any of Ina Garten's cookbooks come down in price): Ina Garten's "Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook" Kindle Edition $4.99US There's a recipe for "Maple-Roasted Carrot Salad" on this cookbook's Amazon info page. I am a US Prime member and the price you see may vary.
  6. I make caramelized onions. My sister-in-law calls them "burnt onions". You say potato...
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    Food recalls

    "Pre-cut melon linked to US salmonella outbreak recalled in Tennessee and Kentucky" The bold is my emphasis. See the article for the listing of the 16 states impacted. And this is a link to the FDA's online article about the recall (click).
  8. I adore a sourdough with a nice tang to it. I can't read the bread threads on eGullet and view all of the pictures without drooling. It's almost Pavlovian. I don't bake but look forward to it when I retire. I am learning from your efforts. Keep posting!
  9. From this afternoon's browsings: Not a cookbook but how to select and grow great tomatoes... Craig LeHoullier's "Epic Tomatoes: How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All Time" Kindle Edition $2.51US There are a lot of positive reviews for this book. One of the reviews said this next book seemed like a cookbook from the '70's because it didn't have any photos. That being said, it has quite a number of positive reviews: "Classic Sourdoughs, Revised: A Home Baker's Handbook" Kindle Edition $1.99US Use the "Look Inside" feature to see the list of recipes. I am a US Prime member and the price you see may vary.
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    Dinner 2019

    I see the requisite 6 french fries. But I think you should get a few more since you've shorted yourself with rather short fries.
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    Pizza Hut - The Topic

    For those of you in Southern California (which includes parts of the Central Valley), did you know when you order food from Pizza Hut, they charge you a service fee? It doesn't matter if you order online or eat in or carryout your order. You get charged a service fee every time. When placing an order online from the Pizza Hut web site, the service fee has a "clickable" link which causes a small window to pop up that says: "Due to the rising cost of doing business in California, all transactions will be charged a service fee to offset this cost" WTF? So I Googled the service fee and lo and behold, the Southern California Pizza Hut restaurants (and Wing Street restaurants) are all owned by one company based in Orange, CA (click here for the info...I got the link from another internet discussion forum). Because of this ridiculous service fee, I choose not to buy any food from them. If they wanted to, they could roll that charge into their prices and the consumer would never know. If they are trying to make a point with the service fee, they're doing it at the literal expense of their customers. I find it astonishing that they are getting away with this service fee. Has anyone else in Southern California noticed the fee? How do you feel about it?
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    Food recalls

    "Ground beef sold at Meijer stores recalled because it may contain pieces of plastic" The emphasis of the states is mine. The article lists specific product codes.
  13. This may have been previously posted some time ago. I keep seeing it on Amazon and the price can't be beat: Saiphin Moore's "Rosa's Thai Cafe: The Cookbook" Kindle Edition $.99US I am a US Prime member and the price you see may vary. Edited to add more sale-priced cookbooks that just came in my TASTE email. I believe they have all been previously posted...some, a while ago: "Alton Brown: EveryDayCook: A Cookbook" Kindle Edition $2.99US "The Mac + Cheese Cookbook: 50 Simple Recipes from Homeroom, America's Favorite Mac and Cheese Restaurant" Kindle Edition $2.99US "The Hot Bread Kitchen Cookbook: Artisanal Baking from Around the World" Kindle Edition $2.99US Slightly pricier... Momofuku's "Milk Bar Life: Recipes & Stories" Kindle Edition $3.99US
  14. Anna,


    Sorry to intrude by sending you a message but there's a Kindle book you might find interesting. You seem to like all thing Japanese so I thought of you when I saw it. As a bonus it is on sale (at least in the US version of Amazon it is):

    "Minka: My Farmhouse in Japan" Kindle Edition  by John Roderick for $1.80US.


    The Amazon link above should be "clickable". I didn't want to post it in the eGullet eBook discussion since it is not food-related.

    I will cross my fingers that it's on sale for you, too, in case you're interested.


    Tim Oliver

    (Toliver on eGullet)

  15. I'm guessing you're not in the US. I just clicked on the link in my post and it still has that same posted price on the Amazon page for that cookbook ($3.99US). Sorry about that!
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    McDonald's 2013–

    McD's is revamping their menu: "McDonald's dropping Fruit & Walnut Salad, Chicken Selects in U.S." Will anyone miss those two items?
  17. One of these cookbooks came in my morning BookBub, and after going down an Amazon rabbit hole I came across the other two. I apologize if any of these cookbooks have been posted before: Charles Phan's "The Slanted Door: Modern Vietnamese Food" Kindle Edition $1.99US Use the "Look Inside" feature so see the list of recipes. There are also 3 recipes from the cookbook on its Amazon info page (as downloadable PDF files). Molly Yeh's "Molly on the Range: Recipes and Stories from An Unlikely Life on a Farm" Kindle Edition $1.99US And priced slightly more than the usual sale-priced cookbook: Dominique Crenn's "Atelier Crenn: Metamorphosis of Taste" Kindle Edition $3.99US Use the "Look Inside" feature so see the list of recipes. However, be forewarned what may sound straight-forward may not be. From the blurb/cookbook description: "Even the dishes that sound familiar, like Fish and Chips, or Broccoli and Beef Tartare, challenge the expected with their surprising components and her signature creative plating." I am a US Prime member and the price you see may vary.
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    Food recalls

    "Conagra Brands Announces Recall of a Limited Amount of Hunt’s Tomato Paste Cans Due to Potential Presence of Mold" Having read other articles concerning this same recall, it is a multi-state recall. See the recall listing for the specifics of products codes.
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    McDonald's 2013–

    "Leaked documents reveal that McDonald's is about to slash items from its late-night menu" This probably won't impact most customers. Funny how they're not adding anything new...just stripping down the menu for late night crew.
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    Reese's - The Discussion

    I couldn't find any previous discussions devoted specifically to Reese's. There's the "Confessions of a Novelty Confection Fiend", but it's more of an umbrella discussion covering more than Reese's. Reese's has announced that in April they will release two limited edition versions of their infamous peanut butter cups: "We Tried Both New Reese's Cups to See if They're Better Than the Original" According to the article/review, the Chocolate Lover's version (more chocolate and types of chocolate) was a fail but they raved about the Peanut Butter Lover's version. There are pictures of both in the article. I also recently read an online article suggesting that the specialty/holiday Reese's were better than the original peanut butter cup. Having recently purchased a bag of their Reese's Easter Eggs, I'd say I would have to agree. The argument is that there's less chocolate with the specialty shapes and they're just a better version of Reese's altogether. Anyone else agree or can it be debated otherwise?
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    Reese's - The Discussion

    I did suggest he get help from his family when he went to eat one. I guess you could slice off a bit and store it in the fridge and have a little bit each day. But I'm with you...I think my love for them would fade too quickly before it was all consumed.
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    Gardening: (2016– )

    I would say a big "NO!" to putting salt in/on your soil. It's a sure way to to kill the land.
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    Bastard condiments?

    Lordy...this is never going to stop, is it? "Heinz unveils another unconventional sauce with 'Kranch,' a combination of ketchup and ranch" I believe this version is different than the multi-flavored versions mentioned in the previous post.
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    Reese's - The Discussion

    A couple of years ago I did buy the gigantic Reese's Peanut Butter cups as a joke Christmas stocking-stuffer for my brother who adores Reese's Peanut Butter cups.They were quite large. I never did find out how he tackled them.
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    Reese's - The Discussion

    Something new...Reese's Thins. And I just don't get it. Smaller/less of the product... You can see on the linked-to web page how they compare in size to the original peanut butter cup. Of course, they're skewing the visual results by also comparing them to their King Size version and Jumbo versions. Has anyone tried them?