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5 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

My granddaughter is a Mandarin student and has had three trips to China.  It didn't help.  At least when I'm with her we don't have to order from the Caucasian menu.  But I suspect dim sum does not have much to do with Mandarin.

 

 

No. Dim Sum is Cantonese.

 

In Mandarin, it's 点心 (diǎn xin), meaning something like  “drops of the heart”.

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From this morning's BookBub email, I am hesitant to post it because it's a "diet" cookbook which I normally don't post. Some of the negative reviews point out that there isn't much revelatory in the recipes or the ideas presented inside:

 

From the Amazon info page for this cookbook...

Winner of the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Awards
Winner of the World Gourmand Cookbook Awards
Finalist for the IACP Awards
Shortlisted for the NCIBA Book Awards, Best Cookbook

 

Deepa Thomas'S "Deepa's Secrets: Slow Carb New Indian Cuisine" Kindle Edition $1.99US

Use the "Look Inside" feature to see the list of recipes.

 

I believe this next cookbook has been previously posted but I am posting it again because of the author and his previous cookbooks:

Yotam Ottolenghi's "Jerusalem: A Cookbook" Kindle Edition $2.99US

 

I am a US Prime member and the you see may vary.

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7 hours ago, liuzhou said:

 

No. Dim Sum is Cantonese.

 

 

 

Well, yes, that's what I was getting at.

 

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2 hours ago, Toliver said:

From this morning's BookBub email, I am hesitant to post it because it's a "diet" cookbook which I normally don't post. 

 

I have a book "Cooking Light Global Kitchen.  I'm curious to know if you would consider that a diet book.  I really like some of the recipes in it, tonight I am making  Korean Stewed Chicken with Spinach.

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From a Taste email and a BookBub email, I found these this morning (there were others but they've been posted before in the past):

 

"Food52 Any Night Grilling: 60 Ways to Fire Up Dinner (and More) (Food52 Works)" Kindle Edition $2.99US
Use the "Look Inside" feature to see the list of recipes.

 

"The Magic of Mini Pies: Sweet and Savory Miniature Pies and Tarts" 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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Again, I am at a loss for words regarding a new month and a paucity of Amazon listings of on-sale cookbooks: Many of the cookbooks listed this month have been posted before (most of which I will not post again myself):

 

For example - 

"Jacques Pépin New Complete Techniques" Kindle Edition $2.99US
Use the "Look Inside" feature and scroll down to see some of the recipes.

 

And:

PBS cooking show host Pati Jinich's "Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for Contemporary Kitchens" Kindle Edition $2.99US

 

And slightly more expensive than the usual posting:

Yotam Ottolenghi's "Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London's Ottolenghi" Kindle Edition $3.99US
Use the "Look Inside" feature to see the list of recipes.

 

New (to me, at least):

James Peisker's "Homemade Sausage" Kindle Edition $2.99US
Use the "Look Inside" feature to see the list of recipes.

 

Emily Hyland's "EMILY: The Cookbook" Kindle Edition $2.99US
Pizza!
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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Here is another.  I ran across it the other day and was considering a hard copy.  I deferred in order to research it more.  1.99 for me on Kindle as a prime member.

Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes


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6 hours ago, donk79 said:

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Here is another.  I ran across it the other day and was considering a hard copy.  I deferred in order to research it more.  1.99 for me on Kindle as a prime member.

Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes

Yes, it's been previously posted in this discussion. It is rarely on sale, normally hovering around the $16.99 price for a Kindle copy so that's a great sale price.

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4 hours ago, Toliver said:

Yes, it's been previously posted in this discussion. It is rarely on sale, normally hovering around the $16.99 price for a Kindle copy so that's a great sale price.

I have it. Well worthwhile.

 

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From the TASTE email and BookBub email I received today:

 

Laura Schenone's "The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken: A Search for Food and Family" Kindle Edition $2.99US
A memoir, a hunt for old family recipes. Some reviews said the author was obssesive and it didn't wrap up with a bow on it. She includes some recipes that she found in her journeys. 

 

"Platters and Boards: Beautiful, Casual Spreads for Every Occasion" Kindle Edition $1.99US
Rachael Ray makes a lot of platter/boards on her syndicated TV show so this must be the new trend. It's a how-to-assemble ingredients along with recipes.

 

Jessie Sheehan's "The Vintage Baker: More Than 50 Recipes from Butterscotch Pecan Curls to Sour Cream Jumbles" Kindle Edition $1.99US
Use the "Look Inside" feature to see the recipes.

 

Virginia Willis' "Bon Appetit, Y'all: Recipes and Stories from Three Generations of Southern Cooking" Kindle Edition $2.99US
Use the "Look Inside" feature and scroll down to see some of the recipes.

 

Slightly more expensive:
Jennifer Chandler's "The Southern Pantry Cookbook: 105 Recipes Already Hiding in Your Kitchen" Kindle Edition $3.99US
Use the "Look Inside" feature to see the recipes.

 

This has been previously posted. It's slightly more expensive that the cookbooks I usually post:
 Alice Waters' "The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution" Kindle Edition $3.99US
Use the "Look Inside" feature to see the recipes.

 

I am a US Prime member and the price you see may vary.

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If Tolliver listed this in the past my apologies, but this popped up in my feed: 

 

Mediterranean Harvest by Martha Rose Shulman

 

I don't know about this particular book, but quite a few years ago her  Mediterranean Light provided me a few go-to recipes that I still make. 

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24 minutes ago, thurbers said:

If Tolliver listed this in the past my apologies, but this popped up in my feed: 

 

Mediterranean Harvest by Martha Rose Shulman

 

I don't know about this particular book, but quite a few years ago her  Mediterranean Light provided me a few go-to recipes that I still make. 

I wouldn't have posted that book since I consider it a special interest/diet cookbook (it's a vegetarian cookbook, which I usually don't post in this forum). 

 

23 minutes ago, ElsieD said:

It was on sale last September.

This reminds me of that special series currently airing/streaming about the different street foods of Asia (I think someone posted about the series in the Food Media category).

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More finds from this afternoon. Ever since I bought Ina Garten's cookbook for Jeffrey (on sale), Amazon keeps populating my cookbook pages with her cookbooks...at full price. ¬¬ Really, Amazon? :laugh:

 

A reference book:
Caitlin PenzeyMoog's "On Spice: Advice, Wisdom, and History with a Grain of Saltiness" Kindle Edition $1.99US

 

Sort of Kindle-Single-ish (only 60 recipes, which you can see using the "Look Inside" feature...the recipes are in lower case). Still, it's a very low price:
Jill O'Connor's "Cake, I Love You: Decadent, Delectable, and Do-able Recipes" Kindle Edition $.99US

 

Slightly more expensive than the usual sale-priced eCookbooks:
Leah Koenig's "Modern Jewish Cooking: Recipes & Customs for Today's Kitchen" Kindle Edition $3.99US
Use the "Look Inside" feature to see the list of recipes.

 

Yes, a special-interest cookbook, but given the eG discussion about "Camping, Princess Style", I thought I would post it:

Linda Ly's "The New Camp Cookbook" Kindle Edition $2.99US
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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I picked up On Spice, thanks.  I'm half way finished with the copy I have home from the library.  Not a lot of new information on spices so far but she writes well.  Thought it was worth buying.

 

Sadly I could not stop there.

 

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Found this morning:

 

David Lebovitz's "The Perfect Scoop, Revised and Updated: 200 Recipes for Ice Creams, Sorbets, Gelatos, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments" Kindle Edition $1.99US
From the book's Amazon info page:
"A revised and updated edition of the best-selling ice cream book, featuring a dozen new recipes, a fresh design, and all-new photography."

 

And this next one is very off-topic but may be of interest to some in this forum:

Rex Stout's "If Death Ever Slept (A Nero Wolfe Mystery Book 29)" Kindle Edition $1.99US

 

I am a US Prime member and the price you see may vary.

 

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8 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

I thought I had The Perfect Scoop.  Apparently not.  Now I do.

 

 

It' a good book.  I have the original.

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3 hours ago, Toliver said:

And this next one is very off-topic but may be of interest to some in this forum:

Rex Stout's "If Death Ever Slept (A Nero Wolfe Mystery Book 29)" Kindle Edition $1.99US

 

How could Nero Wolfe stories ever be off topic on a food site? After all, he lived to eat as much as to read or detect.  🙂

 

I discovered Nero Wolfe when I was in my teens and early twenties and the novels were a quick and easy diversion while I was going to Uni and wanted a break from the textbooks. I think I still have the full set, though I haven't read one for many years. But somehow I was reluctant to part with them and I have loaned them out a few times. 

 

I am pretty sure I once tried to prepare trout a la meunière based on a NW story. I don't think mine was very good, I didn't know how light a touch it needed at the time. 

 


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Also meant to mention that there is a Nero Wolfe Cookbook though it's not available as an e-book and it doesn't look much like a bargain right now on Amazon. 

 

 

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One from my BookBub email today:

 

Sort of in the vein of Taste of Home...

"Fix-It and Enjoy-It: All-Purpose, Welcome-Home Recipes" Kindle Edition $1.99US
No list of recipes, but use the "Look Inside" features to see some recipes from the cookbook. Also the Amazon info page for this book has 6 recipes from the cookbook.
 

I am a US Prime member and the price you see may vary.

 

Edited to add another cookbook:

"The New Persian Kitchen" Kindle Edition $2.99US

Sort of Kindle Single-ish with only 75 recipes.

There are two recipes from the cookbook on the Amazon info page for this cookbook.


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On 5/16/2019 at 6:23 PM, FauxPas said:

How could Nero Wolfe stories ever be off topic on a food site? After all, he lived to eat as much as to read or detect.  🙂

Way back when on eGullet, there was an eGullet member with the user name NeroW. New-ish to the internet at the time, I assumed, incorrectly, that NeroW was male. She posted a soup recipe (with a ripe banana as one of the ingredients!) that a lot of members made and said they enjoyed. Very Nero Wolfe-ish! xD


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From my BookBub email:

 

"Ikaria: Lessons on Food, Life, and Longevity from the Greek Island Where People Forget to Die" Kindle Edition $1.99US

From the Amazon info page for this cookbook:
Part cookbook, part travelogue, Ikaria is an introduction to the food-as-life philosophy of the Greek island "blue zone" and a culinary journey through luscious recipes, gorgeous photography, and captivating stories from locals. 

Use the "Look Inside" feature and scroll down to see a couple of recipes. Also there is a recipe from the cookbook on the Amazon info page.

One partially negative review said that because the recipes are from an island, ingredients were limited.

 

I am a US Prime member and the price you see may vary.

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6 hours ago, Toliver said:

Way back when on eGullet, there was an eGullet member with the user name NeroW. New-ish to the internet at the time, I assumed, incorrectly, that NeroW was male. She posted a soup recipe (with a ripe banana as one of the ingredients!) that a lot of members made and said they enjoyed. Very Nero Wolfe-ish! xD

 

I love Nero Wolfe, in large part due to how much the plots work in dining scenes. I, however, would likely be an Archie, always on the wrong side of Inspector Cramer.

 

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