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Back to the Table, Art Smith

angelina_cookalina's picture

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I received Back to the Table by Art Smith for Christmas.

At first glance, definitely not my style-nothing in it immediately peaks my interest.

Can someone tell me whether the recipes are worth trying?

angelina_cookalina's picture

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Anyone? Anyone?

MadMom_'s picture

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Wish I could help you...but I've never seen the book. Sorry.

Jean_'s picture

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Not I.

MEAN_CHEF's picture

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Maybe you should put it with the cookie press.

angelina_cookalina's picture

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Mean,
Re: Cookie Press
I think I discovered something Christmas cookies- they almost always look better than they taste. YWR.

Jean/MM,
Thanks for responding. I thought for sure one of your guys would have heard of it, if not had some first hand experience with it. My MIL got if for me at Costco- and they usually only carry the most popular books. I believe the author, Art Smith, is Oprah's personal chef. Natalie Dupree, Charlie Trotter and Marion Cunningham are quoted on the back of the book. The thing is that I'm not a big Southern food/Comfort food person, and I don't want to delve into these recipes unless they are really good ones.

MadMom_'s picture

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angelina...I'm a big reader of cookbooks. Only advice I would give is to read through, and if you find a recipe that sounds good, give it a go.

Chiffonade_'s picture

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This is the guy now cooking for Oprah. He's extremely personable, but I don't know much about his cooking style.

Ang, make something and tell
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if it's worth looking into :)

Anu's picture

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Does anyone have any opinions on this cookbook?  I got it out of the library for a looksee :-)


 

SallyBR's picture

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yeah, next to the cookie press and the boiled egg slicer.....

 

kai230's picture

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Why is the first post in 2002 and the first response in 2001?

SallyBR's picture

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There are a lot of psychics among us, you know...

 

kai230's picture

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LOL I think it must be that on 3/11/2002 they switched to despairo.

Gretchen's picture

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He's getting a lot of "play" recently--was on Oprah's show and then I saw  him on Sarah Moulton's show.  She kept having to prompt him on the recipe they were preparing.  He seems nice enough.  I think there might be a lot of other better southern cookbooks.  We've been talking about Edna Lewis/Scott #### book A Gift of Southern Cooking.  Louis Osteen's Charleston cookbook is good.

Gretchen

Gretchen
Anu's picture

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Hi Gretchen, thanks for the reply.  I did take a look at Edna Lewis but the lard thing did freak me out a bit.


 

Gretchen's picture

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It's only a recommendation--you can use other things. Actually if I recall the recipe for pie pastry uses butter.

Gretchen

Gretchen