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HEAT (post #62741)

HEAT.  Read and discuss.   PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I am dying to  find out what you guys think.  Bal


 


So much to cook; so little time.

 

So much to cook; so little time.

Gary's picture

(post #62741, reply #1 of 38)

Is this what you had in mind? : )

As early as 460 BC Hippocrates, the father of medicine, postulated that: Heat, a quantity which functions to animate, derives from an internal fire located in the left ventricle.

The hypothesis that heat is a form of motion was proposed initially in the 12th century. Around 1600, the English philosopher and scientist Francis Bacon surmised that: Heat itself, its essence and quiddity is motion and nothing else.

In 1738, Swiss physician and mathematician Daniel Bernoulli published Hydrodynamica which laid the basis for the kinetic theory of gases. In this work, Bernoulli first proposed that gases consist of great numbers of molecules moving in all directions, that their impact on a surface causes the gas pressure that we feel, and that what we experience as heat is simply the kinetic energy of their motion.[2] Building on this logic, in the mid 17th century, English scientist Robert Hooke states: ..heat being nothing else but a brisk and vehement agitation of the parts of a body.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

Adele's picture

(post #62741, reply #2 of 38)

LOL, perhaps this is what Bal's asking about?


Amazon.com
Bill Buford's funny and engaging book Heat offers readers a rare glimpse behind the scenes in Mario Batali's kitchen. Who better to review the book for Amazon.com, than Anthony Bourdain, the man who first introduced readers to the wide array of lusty and colorful characters in the restaurant... Read more


And I have no clue.  LOl


But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

Ballottine's picture

(post #62741, reply #4 of 38)

thank you, Adele.   bal.

 


So much to cook; so little time.

 

So much to cook; so little time.

Ballottine's picture

(post #62741, reply #3 of 38)

What Adele said. PLEASE read it.   Bal

 


So much to cook; so little time.

 

So much to cook; so little time.

CulinaryArtist's picture

(post #62741, reply #6 of 38)

Just got it for Father's Day and started reading, loving it so far!


Just up to where he's become Grill Man at Babbo!


Jimbo the TRAVELING CULINARY ARTIST


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Jimbo the TRAVELING CULINARY ARTIST

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Ballottine's picture

(post #62741, reply #7 of 38)

I am so glad, I hope we can discuss it when you are done. I am trying to find the page where he istalking about risotto, but for some reason I can't.  when you get there, please let me know.  Bal

 


So much to cook; so little time.

 

So much to cook; so little time.

CulinaryArtist's picture

(post #62741, reply #8 of 38)

Will do!

Jimbo the TRAVELING CULINARY ARTIST


http//:www.travelingculinaryartist.com

Jimbo the TRAVELING CULINARY ARTIST

http//:www.travelingculinaryartist.com

Jean's picture

(post #62741, reply #5 of 38)

Gary, if I weren't happily married, I'd propose.  LOL>



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Marcia's picture

(post #62741, reply #17 of 38)

What's being happily married got to do with it? I say propose, anyway!

Gary's picture

(post #62741, reply #18 of 38)

Cause she thinks that I might secretly be the ax murderer that's been rumored to lurk on this forum : )

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

MadMom's picture

(post #62741, reply #19 of 38)

You aren't?  Well, darnit, that's the last time I'll invite you to my corner!



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Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

Gary's picture

(post #62741, reply #21 of 38)

Seeing as how you are most recently from Texas, I've got a chainsaw too.


Edited 7/2/2006 8:26 pm ET by Gary

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

MadMom's picture

(post #62741, reply #22 of 38)

Smart aleck.  Now, if you just were a cheerleader mom, I would really be scared, LOL.



Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

Gary's picture

(post #62741, reply #23 of 38)

You're safe. I don't do drag.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

Jean's picture

(post #62741, reply #20 of 38)

Not you, my DH.  Just kidding.



My mother's menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.

- Buddy Hackett

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
pamilyn's picture

(post #62741, reply #29 of 38)

You mean scalpel murderer don't you?

The purpose of Art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls

The purpose of Art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls

Gary's picture

(post #62741, reply #31 of 38)

I've had a double promotion - from scapel to butcher's knife to chainsaw : )


Edited 7/8/2006 6:41 pm ET by Gary

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

AJ12754's picture

(post #62741, reply #9 of 38)

I bought it today -- I have only read five pages (had to stop for company but it was a struggle to put the book down) but it's great.  It's all that's on my agenda for tomorrow.


Did you see Buford's recent article about butchering a pig in his NY apartment?


"Truth is the engine of our judicial system." Patrick Fitzgerald

Cave obdurationem cordis

shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #62741, reply #10 of 38)

It's up next on my Zooba list - should have it by mid-July. Buford has an article on pastry in this week's New Yorker (which I also haven't read yet).





"Once you institutionalize thinking outside the box, it turns to dust in your hand." .
Gen. Michael Hayden

AJ12754's picture

(post #62741, reply #11 of 38)

I read the pastry one yesterday-- it's really more about a particular pastry chef -- an enjoyable read although I am not sure I'd love his pastry.  He has what I'd call a conceptual approach to dessert ...

"Truth is the engine of our judicial system." Patrick Fitzgerald

Cave obdurationem cordis

pamilyn's picture

(post #62741, reply #28 of 38)

I just called the library. They have 13 copies and 112 people on the waiting list. I might read it next year sometime!!! LOL, Pamilyn

The purpose of Art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls

The purpose of Art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls

Ballottine's picture

(post #62741, reply #36 of 38)

Pamilyn,


New Yorker has just posted the chapter about  Bill Buford's pig on its website.  Enjoy  Bal


 


So much to cook; so little time.

 

So much to cook; so little time.

Ricks503's picture

(post #62741, reply #37 of 38)

http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?060501fa_fact

1 - measure the board twice, 2 - cut it once, 3 - measure the space where it is supposed to go        4 - get a new board and go back to step 1

 

 

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pamilyn's picture

(post #62741, reply #38 of 38)

Thank you, I will check it out.

The purpose of Art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls

The purpose of Art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls

Ballottine's picture

(post #62741, reply #12 of 38)

I have to come clean:  I could not put the book down: the phone calls were not answered and dishes were not done.  There was a time when I  contemplated about working for free in a restaurant kitchen of my choice.    (Thank God, I did not do it.)


I think it  is  on the first page of chapter one that the author  quotes  Mario telling his staff  that they are there: "...to buy food, fix it up, and sell it at profit - that's what we do."  Doing that would not make me happy. 


The pig story is in the book,  I was reading it in my doctor's waiting room  and started roaring.   I am afraid it did not go well with other patients, but I could not control myself when I was reading the description of the look on the face of the Wall Street guy in the elevator with the dead pig. Bal



 

ndSo much to cook; so little time.


Edited 7/2/2006 1:11 am ET by ballottine

 

So much to cook; so little time.

SallyBR1's picture

(post #62741, reply #13 of 38)

THat does it. we are dealing with a conspiracy here in our very own CT

Someone needs to pay close attention to this and DO SOMETHING about it

(there she goes, slowly to amazon.com for yet another CT-related purchase)

 


 


"Her shimmyshaky is much better than her chimichurri"
(Glenys, June 2006)

Ballottine's picture

(post #62741, reply #14 of 38)

$9.95 on Zooba.

 


So much to cook; so little time.

 

So much to cook; so little time.

CulinaryArtist's picture

(post #62741, reply #15 of 38)

Sally,


It's a COOK's book not a COOKBOOK!


(That would be my defense, hope it works!) 


 


Jimbo the TRAVELING CULINARY ARTIST


http//:www.travelingculinaryartist.com

Jimbo the TRAVELING CULINARY ARTIST

http//:www.travelingculinaryartist.com

unbaked's picture

(post #62741, reply #16 of 38)

Yeah, Sal, Zooba it. :)


I'm heading over there to make it #1 on my list.


 

'The desire to make an effort to improve the lives of those around you does not yet live in everyone, but it does live in everyone who cooks.' -Bill Penzey, one magazine

Lee's picture

(post #62741, reply #24 of 38)

I finished it a couple of weeks ago and really enjoyed it.  Like you, I had a hard time putting it down. The part about the pig was hilarious.  I've got a houseful of kids and grandchildren, but as soon as they leave and I get everything back to normal, I'm going to start Ruhlman's The Reach of a Chef.