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SallyBR1's picture

those of you who pre-ordered - did you get it yet?

Mine arrived yesterday - I haven t had a chance to indulge into it, but the format is nice, I like cookbooks that are not too big. Shinny pages, beautiful photos - I am sure the recipes will be excellent, as judging from her blog.

Anyone cooked from it yet?

Gretchen? You are doing it for your project, right?

 


 


"I marinate my kitchen on a regular basis"

(pamilyn, April 2007)

Gretchen's picture

(post #62848, reply #1 of 59)

No, I'll have to check my Amazon cart. We are leaving tomorrow so it will be a good while. Maybe I'll just order another and give it to DD in Denver.


 


Gretchen
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Gretchen's picture

(post #62848, reply #2 of 59)

All ordered. Will arrive at DS's next week!! Cool. Thanks for the heads up. She is on a book tour--will be in Seattle at some point. Started in Boston.

Gretchen

Gretchen
butterscotch's picture

(post #62848, reply #3 of 59)

Sally--Is the book a collection of the same recipes that appear on the blog or does it include new ones?

Gretchen's picture

(post #62848, reply #4 of 59)

Not Sally, but I don't think there is any way to really know. It is only $13 on amazon.

Gretchen

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SallyBR1's picture

(post #62848, reply #6 of 59)

Sorry I did not reply sooner

I think the book includes new recipes, I seem to remember she mentioned that in the blog. I haven t had a chance to look at it yet, tried to yesterday, but it was impossible.

I will report back as soon as I indulge in it

 


 


"I marinate my kitchen on a regular basis"

(pamilyn, April 2007)

SallyBR1's picture

(post #62848, reply #7 of 59)

from what I can tell, the book has some recipes from the blog, but a lot of new ones.

some that were in the blog got "upgraded" - for instance, her blog had a warm white bean salad with walnut oil

the book shows a similar recipe, but it calls for a walnut pesto instead, so it is a little more sophisticated. The description of the tarbais beans is also similar, but more detailed and well written in the book.

there are recipes I recognize and made before - like her zucchini carpaccio with raspberry vinegar.

still, it is nice to have the book, the pictures have the same high quality of the blog, her writing style is the same, refreshing to read, a lot of fun

 


 


"I marinate my kitchen on a regular basis"

(pamilyn, April 2007)

Risottogirl's picture

(post #62848, reply #8 of 59)

That is what I like most - her writing style!

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor


Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Risottogirl's picture

(post #62848, reply #5 of 59)

I received an email from Amazon today saying my copies have "shipped".

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor


Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Ballottine's picture

(post #62848, reply #9 of 59)

Well, you made me do it.  I ordered mine from Zooba for $8.95, shipping included.  lol. bal

 


So much to cook; so little time.

 

So much to cook; so little time.

schnitzel's picture

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Jean's picture

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Hee! You've heard of one upmanship--Maybe this is one downmanship. ;)



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schnitzel's picture

(post #62848, reply #12 of 59)

Just wondered if I'm missing out on some secret code. ;·)


Ballottine's picture

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I posted about $8.95 price earlier.  They are working on their website and can't accept book orders on line.  If you email or phone your order  the price is $8.95.   It has been going on for a very long time, could end any moment. Bal

 


So much to cook; so little time.

 

So much to cook; so little time.

Marie Louise's picture

(post #62848, reply #14 of 59)

I received this book yesterday. What a wonderful writer-one of the best introductions I've read in a long time.


Edited 6/13/2007 11:48 am by Marie Louise

SallyBR1's picture

(post #62848, reply #15 of 59)

Pretty good, isn t it?

I am also very fond of Super Natural COoking - those were my two recent acquisitions and I do not regret either. If you going to break New Year Resolutions, might as well go for the kill

:-)

 


 


"I marinate my kitchen on a regular basis"

(pamilyn, April 2007)

Heather's picture

(post #62848, reply #16 of 59)

I just got this book--are there any recommendations for must-do recipes?
I have to say I don't like the format--it won't lie flat. I have over-used thumbs and it hurts my hands just to hold it open to read it.

Jean's picture

(post #62848, reply #17 of 59)

Don't you hate that! I'd be tempted to take it somewhere and have it taken apart and spiral bound.



Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
courgette's picture

(post #62848, reply #18 of 59)

I have done that before.


Mo

Heather's picture

(post #62848, reply #19 of 59)

I've never thought of that! what a great idea! I wonder how much it would cost? From first glance at the recipes I don't think this is going to be a well-used book so it might not be worth it.

Jean's picture

(post #62848, reply #20 of 59)

I think I paid 10 bucks or so to have my copy of the Messiah spiral bound and that included a hard black cover. Would they do it someplace like Kinkos?



Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
jojo's picture

(post #62848, reply #21 of 59)

Yes, they usually can do that at Kinko's or most other copy centers.

Lee's picture

(post #62848, reply #34 of 59)

From first glance at the recipes I don't think this is going to be a well-used book


I looked through it and had the same thought.  I didn't buy it.


Cookbooks that won't lay flat is one of my pet peeves. 

Heather's picture

(post #62848, reply #37 of 59)

I shouldn't have bought it--I needed one more book to complete my GoodCook subscription and I thought it sounded interesting. I hope to get my requisite "one good recipe" at least.

LucyGooserton's picture

(post #62848, reply #22 of 59)

Hey - not Sally, I'm Gretchen's daughter & I've loved this book since she hand-delivered it to CO.

The Ceviche recipe is wonderful - we made with Halibut & then to serve put it in rice paper wrappers with carrots, lettuce, bean sprouts. Light & delicious.

Also, the whipped tuna & apple spread was quite good. Texturally interesting and refreshing. Really good on apple slices or stuffed in those mini red, orange and yellow peppers.

Heather's picture

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Great to hear from you! Thanks for the input--I should have changed the To: to All but I was too lazy.
I'll give those recipes a try--I can't imagine ceviche with strawberries!

Gretchen's picture

(post #62848, reply #24 of 59)

Well, good morning (now)! We'll have to do the ceviche at the beach.


Heather, the book will lie flatter if you sort of break the spine a bit. I laid mine open and then put something on top for a couple of days (not really meaning to!) and it laid REAL flat.


I'm trying to get back to cooking in it--the heat is just foiling me!


Gretchen


Edited 6/29/2007 6:50 am ET by Gretchen

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schnitzel's picture

(post #62848, reply #30 of 59)

Yup, when my book arrived, I broke it open in several places so it would lay flat.


Marie Louise's picture

(post #62848, reply #31 of 59)

Has anyone made her Gougeres? I'm thinking of trying them tomorrow, but I'm not sure about the cumin. I think I'd like to make a plate w/ a few different seasonings-anyone have a favorite? (I want to serve them w/ champagne-I'm making a birthday dinner for a friend.)


Edited 6/29/2007 9:44 am by Marie Louise

Jean's picture

(post #62848, reply #35 of 59)


Gruyère and nutmeg


Gretchen posted one for red pepper, garlic, and pecorino one time.




Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
Marie Louise's picture

(post #62848, reply #45 of 59)

I made the gourgeres last night. They were GREAT! I made half w/ rosemary, half w/ cumin, and used Comte cheese for both. They need a strong flavor; I should have added more rosemary.

I can see these are going to be a new regular starter to serve to friends at our house. I froze the rest; let's see how well they reheat.