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1014 days ago

Another cookbook I've had for many years and enjoyed using. I only give it four stars because this is not a cookbook to be used casually. Many dishes require ingredients that will take some searching for and frequently not inconsiderable expense. Items like truffles, wild turkey, capons, shad roe, tarragon wine vinegar, fresh juniper berries, venison, squirrels, fresh whole bluefish, turtle steaks, and grouse raised on mountain huckleberries feature prominently and can be damned hard or impossible to find.

That being said, the effort is well worthwhile, and for special occasion meals this is a valuable reference work.

It is based on the Nero Wolfe mystery novels written by Rex Stout, which center around an obese gourmet who happens to be a detecting savant. As crime novels they're nothing special, in fact they're extremely contrived, but they are noteworthy for the frequency of references to food and gourmet dining are made.

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1015 days ago

I don't know if this is still in print. I have a very battered 1969 edition that I found at a yard sale twenty years ago, and it remains one of the most valued volumes in my kitchen.

This has some superlative recipes, none of which have been tainted with the recent politically correct habit of lowering the fat, butter and cream in cookbooks. If you can find this, it is well worth the effort of searching.

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1017 days ago

As you know,I'm an Omnivore- but there's some really,really delicious recipes in the Moosewood cook books.I'd recommend them to anyone,vegetarian or not.

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1017 days ago

A very old, but very good cookbook. I had an older edition (from the fifties I think) but one of my ex-wives absconded with it. Which is bizarre, since neither one could cook worth a damn.

I recently found the 1918 edition on line. Here it is:

http://www.bartleby.com/87/

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1017 days ago

Julia Child's a man, baby!

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1017 days ago

The original version gets six stars. Sometime in the past two decades, they have PC'd it, and made it all healthy. Gone are all the wonderful recipes with butter and cream...

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1490 days ago

How to find a Solar Job? Frank Marquardt knows the answer.

Frank Marquardt, author of Green Careers, coauthor of How Green Is Your City, and writer on the CleanTechies Blog, has published a new book, which serves as a useful resource for anyone looking to enter the Solar industry. The Solar Job Guide is a comprehensive e-book that offers detailed information about the industry and draws directly from people working in it.

With The Solar Job Guide, Marquardt has written a practical book on an industry with tremendous potential: According to estimates by Clean Energy Trends, the solar photovoltaic industry will grow more than 270% by 2018. And the Solar Energy Industries Association predicts that the stimulus package could create 110,000 jobs. Not surprisingly, more and more job seekers are looking for a green technology job in the Solar industry these days.

“Solar represents an attractive industry to many looking for an industry with a positive long-term outlook, and one where they can make a difference. Those who do find a job will have the opportunity to work alongside passionate people who realize their work will have a very real effect on some of the most significant geopolitical issues of the age, including energy independence and climate change,” writes Marquardt.

At the same time, that’s exactly why breaking into Solar is not an easy thing to accomplish. There is a lot of competition for a limited number of jobs, and companies have specific requirements to their jobs that many applicants do not necessarily meet.

“Those who want to break into the Solar industry will need to be persistent and focused, have the right mix of skills, and take a strategic approach. To find a job in solar, you’ll need to get clear on what sector of the industry you want to work in, what type of company you want to work at, and what skills you bring to the table,” says Marquardt.

Continue reading at: http://cleantechies.com/solar-job-guide-e-book-frank-marquardt/

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1567 days ago

If you're only going to own one cookbook, this is the one. It covers a little bit of everything about standard American style cooking, even if there is nothing that spectacular in it. I'll also warn that it is severely limited in any sort of ethnic foods, including things like Tex-Mex or Cajun, which I'd consider thouroughly American. I've made very few recipes start to finish from this book, as I'm not big on following recipes to the letter, but I use it to get general ideas, then I make some substitutions and often add extra spices. It's also useful to help get proportions right for things I don't make very often, such as a white sauce. The other thing you need to know is that the older the edition, the better the book. The older versions actually told you how to make things from scratch, and prioritized how things would taste. The newer versions are more geared towards making faster and healthier meals.

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1654 days ago

After watching the movie I did feel the emotional connection but I was interupted with the poor acting. The book was completely opposite of that; there was so much emotion. The book helped me connect my thoughts and give meaning to them through God's word. I found the book very easy to read. My marriage of 8 years was greatly declining but with the help of this book (and counseling) and our new understanding of committment and unconditional love, we have the rest of our lives to enjoy eachother's love and be grateful and happy.

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1656 days ago

This book is perfect for all married couples to read, especially with the high rate of divorce in our day and time.

The movie Fireproof is based off this novel, so if you do not like to read then I suggest watching the movie. Either way, it will hit home if you are in a relationship.

The novel lets all couples get more in depth with "the love dare" reading each dare as it is presented in the novel, with a page for you to write your comments down in. Great tool for any struggling couples.

The movie does not portray all dares, but it still leaves you with the concept of what marriage should be.

Great novel and great movie.

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