i got this book as a gift from my mom. the recipes are really awesome. i went through a serious fixation on moroccan and middle eastern cooking and i feel like this book offered me a lot of different ways of looking at basic middle eastern ingredents and thinking about different ways of using them in both sweet and savory dishes. all sorts of simple and more complicated recipes. i have made a few of the squash dishes and they were all wonderful. the beet and cumin salad is also out of this world.
so, to make the book even cooler,...
- kittfriday voted for the following inFri 18 Jun 2010 01:40:46 GMT
my mom got me this cookbook a few years ago for christmas. i have used it to make a few different types of cookies, and i have consulted it for pie making tips. all sorts of different recipes for savory, sweets, and drinks, not all are super tedious and complicated. all in all, its pretty good.
I bought this cookbook for the cheesey country song title named foods (Stand By Your Man and Make Him Some Old Fashoned Tea Cakes p. 237- so awesome) and wasn't really planning on ever actually using it. But lately I have been going to a string of BBQs and have busted this one out a few times and it is actually a really nice cookbook. So far I have found it's pretty great for baked beans, bbq sauces, and desserts and all of the recipes are relatively simple and quick.
In addition to haveing some pretty traditional, tried-and-true southern recipes, the...
- kittfriday voted for the following inSun 06 Jun 2010 22:10:09 GMT
ok, i'm going to be honest, i stole this cookbook from my parents the year after it came out so they would not miss it.
the book is comprised of recipies from the staff of the maui memorial hospital. if you thought hawaiian food was only bbqs, spam and luaus, you are sorely mistaken. its a real cultural mixing pot
highlights from the book include total winners like: the refreshing tofu salad (p. 167); the portuguese bean soup (p.94); the mauna loa cheese cake (p.54); and stillwell's crab cakes (p.149)- i went to high school down the street from stillwell's bakery and cannot...
- kittfriday voted for the following inFri 28 May 2010 02:30:07 GMT
I bought this book on a whim from my friends book store and have found it to be a great recipe book and a great read- double bonus!
First off, it is filled with recipes from all over the world- Mongolia, Ghana, Switzerland, Mexico and everything in between.
The book also details the historical and modern funeral rights from the various contries whose recipes they detail. Really interesting stuff. Did you know funeral rights in Ghana are all about using liquid to help move the spirit from the body? I certainly didn't.
The Spicy Pineapple Salad (Indonesia, p. 71) is wonderful. Next on...
- kittfriday voted for the following inTue 25 May 2010 01:01:17 GMT