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Paul Pless
10-26-2013, 12:53 PM
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/10/26/239877861/how-an-obsessive-cook-brought-america-new-flavors-of-thailanda (http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/10/26/239877861/how-an-obsessive-cook-brought-america-new-flavors-of-thailanda)





Brooks says Ricker's cooking tasted nothing like the mild Thai food Americans are used to.

"It marched into your mouth like sour bombs, and fire, and like more funk than a James Brown record," says Brooks. "It was infectious, and there was no cure. There was no going back."

bogdog
10-26-2013, 02:24 PM
I built a bookcase in the kitchen, 46"X 96", floor to ceiling, enough for half the cookbooks.

Paul Pless
10-26-2013, 02:49 PM
oh, we have many cookbooks, and i grew up in kitchen full of them, but i haven't bought one for myself in probably a decade

David W Pratt
10-26-2013, 02:59 PM
My experience is each cook book has <5 recipes I actually cook

Donn
10-26-2013, 03:06 PM
My experience is each cook book has <5 recipes I actually cook

Same here...except for The Joy of Cooking.

I scan the good recipes and save them on a Kindle as PDF files. Very handy item for the kitchen.

Paul Pless
10-26-2013, 04:23 PM
My experience is each cook book has <5 recipes I actually cooksome cookbooks are worth as much or more for their narrative as they are for their recipes

Paul Pless
10-26-2013, 04:28 PM
Same here...except for The Joy of Cooking.I have my grandmother's 'third edition' and my mother's 'sixth edition' both jam packed with 3x5 cards with hand written recipes and notes and grocery lists on scratch paper and hand written margin notes. I guess I lucked into these because my older sister is a vegetarian. My mom and dad were year round pretty big holiday entertainers for clients, employees, and for friends. My mom's book has a bunch of handwritten instructions for making cocktails by the pitcher in the back.:d

Glen Longino
10-26-2013, 04:29 PM
Aw hell, some of my most macho hero Bilge idols turn out to be nothing but Pots and Pansies!
Aw hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!;)

Tracey
10-26-2013, 05:19 PM
some cookbooks are worth as much or more for their narrative as they are for their recipes

this is so true. I read cookbooks in bed. When I read Nigella Lawson's Feast I hear her talking to me! lol!
The margin writing of the books' original owner is priceless. 'Joy' with your mom's notes?! - how do you spell envious!

oznabrag
10-26-2013, 05:27 PM
I have my grandmother's 'third edition' and my mother's 'sixth edition' both jam packed with 3x5 cards with hand written recipes and notes and grocery lists on scratch paper and hand written margin notes. I guess I lucked into these because my older sister is a vegetarian. My mom and dad were year round pretty big holiday entertainers for clients, employees, and for friends. My mom's book has a bunch of handwritten instructions for making cocktails by the pitcher in the back.:d

My mom's 'Joy' has been re-bound.

I am hopeful that it may one day be mine.

Jim Mahan
10-26-2013, 06:41 PM
A book that's not a cookbook that has authentic old world Mexican recipes, Like Water for Chocolate.

JimM
10-28-2013, 11:20 AM
Paul
the food at Pok Pok is amazing. You will have to hollow out a log to make your own Pok Pok to smash the mando for green mangow salad.

Paul Pless
11-05-2013, 05:50 PM
I read cookbooks in bed. When I read Nigella Lawson's Feast I hear her talking to me! lol!

Hearing Nigella talking to me in bed would be awesome. . .:D

http://img.pandawhale.com/52316-Nigella-Lawson-english-muffin-qPcs.jpeg

The Bigfella
11-05-2013, 05:56 PM
Someone didn't like her talking. Very naughty of him, btw...

http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1374966!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_635/nigella-lawson-charles-saatchi.jpg

Mrleft8
11-05-2013, 05:56 PM
Eww. Gross. You lost points there Slim.
Get "The Breath of a Wok" if you haven't got it, and "Bankok to Bali in 30 Minutes" is good too.

The Bigfella
11-05-2013, 06:00 PM
There's a huuuuge difference between westernised Thai food and the food that Thais eat.

I often eat with the owner and kitchen staff at my main base in the golden triangle... and the food they eat is never on the menu, but is always delicious.

Despite my food allergies, I've not struck problems eating there (can't say the same about Cambodia though).

I'll take some food photos on my upcoming trip.

Mrleft8
11-05-2013, 06:00 PM
Someone didn't like her talking. Very naughty of him, btw...

http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1374966!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_635/nigella-lawson-charles-saatchi.jpg

:rolleyes:

Tom Montgomery
11-05-2013, 06:00 PM
Great recipes as well as extensive thought-provoking sidebars by the folks at Cooks Illustrated: The Best Recipe.

David W Pratt
11-06-2013, 03:46 PM
NYT used to have a great column, The Sixty Minute Gourmet. IDK why they discontinued it. These days, I get most of my recipes on line

StevenBauer
11-06-2013, 04:19 PM
We've got a "new" and an "old" copy of Joy Of Cooking, too. One was my moms and the other was a wedding present.

We find a lot of recipes online these days, too. Two of the kids are vegetarian, my niece is vegan and my wife and sister have Celiac Disease. Holiday meals are certainly a challenge.

Steven