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  Topic: Mastering the Art of French Cooking vs. I Know How to Cook
Deste

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PostForum: Resources   Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:46 am   Subject: Mastering the Art of French Cooking vs. I Know How to Cook
I'd like to recommend Susan Herrmann Loomis, Cooking at Home on Rue Tatin or Lulu's Provencal Table by Richard Olney which are probably my favorites of this nature.

Since this is my last post here, ...
  Topic: What are you currently reading?
Deste

Replies: 597
Views: 580847

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:10 pm   Subject: What are you currently reading?
FWIW, loved "Portrait of the Artist" right off, so I'm not sure what's off-putting or dull. However, I agree with all that was said about "The Dead." Gorgeous, gorgeous story and surprisingly effect ...
  Topic: What are you currently reading?
Deste

Replies: 597
Views: 580847

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:02 pm   Subject: What are you currently reading?
Lolita (1955) is product of its time and the work of a male author in a very traditional marriage in which the wife devotes her life to making her husband's art flourish, so it is not an easy novel fo ...
  Topic: What are you currently reading?
Deste

Replies: 597
Views: 580847

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:11 pm   Subject: What are you currently reading?
Gingerpale: Thanks for warm greeting! I do hope you'll read the Baxandall one day and meanwhile, I am glad to have inspired acquisition.

I haven't read Dick Francis yet since my taste for reading ...
  Topic: What are you currently reading?
Deste

Replies: 597
Views: 580847

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:44 am   Subject: What are you currently reading?
Adam Gopnik contributed a wonderful essay honoring J.D. Sallinger to a recent issue of The New Yorker: The Invisible Man, a hauntingly powerful, angry book that put forth a voice that really hadn't be ...
  Topic: Gravy
Deste

Replies: 8
Views: 13973

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:20 pm   Subject: Gravy
Our American Thanksgiving gravy:

Use the giblets from turkey (neck, heart, etc., but NOT liver or not much of it since a bit too strong) to make a rich stock, stovetop: add celery, carrot, onion, b ...
  Topic: Pesky floating pop-ups
Deste

Replies: 3
Views: 26345

PostForum: Suggestion box   Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:27 pm   Subject: Pesky floating pop-ups
By now most of us accept the need for revenue to maintain blogs we enjoy and have gotten used to the advertisements found in margins of web sites such as C & Z.

Scroll-overs that are difficult ...
  Topic: Ground Beef Safety?
Deste

Replies: 17
Views: 27887

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 1:19 am   Subject: Ground Beef Safety?
Never say never, but it's gotten to the point where I just don't buy meat very much anymore, and when I do, I generally will pay more at the farmers market.

This is especially the case when it come ...
  Topic: calling all lovers of sorrel...
Deste

Replies: 19
Views: 29685

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:37 am   Subject: calling all lovers of sorrel...
Aha! Found description of what I did early this growing season:

Vegetable stock: From the freezer, chopped leek greens and the parts of asparagus spears that break off but are not woody; T tomato ...
  Topic: calling all lovers of sorrel...
Deste

Replies: 19
Views: 29685

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:32 am   Subject: calling all lovers of sorrel...
I am sorely in love with sorrel. Can't get enough of it.

I made a wonderful sorrel soup for vegetarians earlier in the year when given an abundance by a farmer on a miserably rainy day at the mark ...
  Topic: What are you currently reading?
Deste

Replies: 597
Views: 580847

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:04 am   Subject: What are you currently reading?
Judy & CarlaH, thanks for the recommendations! It will be interesting to see what is available around these parts...

Georgia: Good to know you liked March best; I adored Louisa May Alcott so ...
  Topic: What are you currently reading?
Deste

Replies: 597
Views: 580847

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:36 pm   Subject: What are you currently reading?
Gave up television and while I wait for the internet to catch up w broadcasts (somehow my spiffy, expensive iBook heats up way too much whenever I try to watch episodes of "Top Chef" or...), I am read ...
  Topic: The ultimate Bolognese...
Deste

Replies: 36
Views: 55065

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:57 pm   Subject: The ultimate Bolognese...
no garlic.

Shocked Shocked Shocked

But... but... surely that's a criminal offence in Italy?!!!absolutely not, but definitely a crime in Italian-American and perhaps Anglo-Italian cooking whe ...
  Topic: What are you currently reading?
Deste

Replies: 597
Views: 580847

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:18 pm   Subject: What are you currently reading?
Debbie: If there is a universe in a grain of sand, there must be libraries within each geological stratum. Wink

Given our logocentric culture, your week without the written word sounds like an ...
  Topic: according to Elizabeth David, this is...
Deste

Replies: 16
Views: 38086

PostForum: Recipe Box   Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:00 am   Subject: according to Elizabeth David, this is...
By the way, old church fund-raising cookbooks are rich sources of such culinary delights. I'm off to do a bit of research in the ones on my bookshelf... Another place to look: internet postings of f ...
 
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