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Thomas Keller--"Bouchon" Anyone seen it?

Debby's picture

Notice them advertising his new book.  Would love to look thru it....Has anyone had a chance to see it?  Thoughts?


Debby

FitnessNut's picture

(post #62621, reply #1 of 87)

Had a quick flip through the other night.....a hefty book with gorgeous photography. I have to go back and have another look, but what I did see was impressive and worth a return visit to the store.

Follow your bliss ~~ Joseph Campbell

Follow your bliss ~~ Joseph Campbell
Debby's picture

(post #62621, reply #4 of 87)

Haven't actually seen it in the stores yet--shall have to keep a look-out for it......How does one battle this obsession for cookbooks?!  :)


Debby

FitnessNut's picture

(post #62621, reply #7 of 87)

Ummm......I battle mine by collecting cookbooks ;-)

Follow your bliss ~~ Joseph Campbell

Follow your bliss ~~ Joseph Campbell
Debby's picture

(post #62621, reply #8 of 87)

I battle mine by collecting cookbooks


LOL! So I shouldn't feel guilty about doing the very same?   I keep telling myself that since it's my only real vice it can't be all that bad! :)


Debby

FitnessNut's picture

(post #62621, reply #10 of 87)

Guilt? What's that? Actually, DH has a thing for cookbooks too, so we just enable each other, LOL! Naturally, this means that we eat very well......too well sometimes.

Follow your bliss ~~ Joseph Campbell

Follow your bliss ~~ Joseph Campbell
Adele's picture

(post #62621, reply #11 of 87)

I just got back from Borders and they wanted $50.00 for it.  Very nice book and I have French Laundry, so I want this one.  Thankfully, I had checked the internet for pricing before I went, so knew the $50 was high.  Got it for $30.40 at overstock, to include shipping which was $1.40.   I also finally purchased Hot Sour Salty Sweet from overstock too, which was $27.50.  Better pricing than Amazon & half.com. Best price on shipping. 

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

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

FitnessNut's picture

(post #62621, reply #12 of 87)

I went back to Chapters today.....thought it would be a good gift for DH. Its going for $70 Canadian! I'll check on internet pricing, because it HAS to be cheaper! You'll love Hot Sour Salty Sweet. We've made loads of great food from this book and thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful photography and travel stories. I highly recommend all four of Alford and Duguid's books.

Follow your bliss ~~ Joseph Campbell

Follow your bliss ~~ Joseph Campbell
deejeh's picture

(post #62621, reply #13 of 87)

I saw it at our local Costco last week.  I don't recall the price, but I don't think it was anything like $70 - maybe something like $40-$45???


deej

ashleyd's picture

(post #62621, reply #14 of 87)

I just ordered it on Amazon (because delivery from the US makes things like Jessica's Biscuit uneconomical) and it was the equivalent of just under $45 with free delivery.


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FitnessNut's picture

(post #62621, reply #26 of 87)

Thanks for the tip. I didn't see it at Costco when I was there on Wednesday, but if its in Toronto, it should show up here eventually. I'd be happy to pay less for it ;-) and I know from looking that DH would like it very much. His list of cookbooks for Christmas is huge....it would bankrupt me to buy them all at full retail prices!!!!

Follow your bliss ~~ Joseph Campbell

Follow your bliss ~~ Joseph Campbell
deejeh's picture

(post #62621, reply #27 of 87)

I'm going back to Costco tomorrow.  I'll check out the price for sure and let you know.


deej

FitnessNut's picture

(post #62621, reply #28 of 87)

Thanks, deej. I appreciate that.

Follow your bliss ~~ Joseph Campbell

Follow your bliss ~~ Joseph Campbell
deejeh's picture

(post #62621, reply #38 of 87)

Best laid plans...  Yesterday went from peaceful to insane, and I never got to Costco.  I plan on going there after work today, and will let you know the price later this evening (and post the Laura Secord butter tart recipe on the other thread).


deej

FitnessNut's picture

(post #62621, reply #39 of 87)

Know the feeling ;-)

Follow your bliss ~~ Joseph Campbell

Follow your bliss ~~ Joseph Campbell
deejeh's picture

(post #62621, reply #41 of 87)

It's $39.99 at Costco.  It's a gorgeous-looking book - really nice photography.


deej

MadMom's picture

(post #62621, reply #42 of 87)

$30 at Jessica's Biscuit...that's where I got mine.

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Lily Tomlin

deejeh's picture

(post #62621, reply #43 of 87)

By the time we who live in the frozen north pay shipping and exchange at Jessica's, it's often not much of a bargain.  The list price for Bouchon in Canada is $70, so $40 is a pretty good deal.


deej

Debby's picture

(post #62621, reply #59 of 87)

www.chapters.ca is the way to go--$45.46 for irewards members (free shipping over $30.00 I think!--which is never a problem for me........)


Debby


Just spotted "Feast" by Nigella Lawson......oh help!  :)


Edited 12/2/2004 6:24 pm ET by Debby Jane

deejeh's picture

(post #62621, reply #60 of 87)

If you've got a Costco near you, check out the cookbook section next time you're there.  Feast and Bouchon were there, both at prices slightly less than Chapters (even including the members' discount).  Otherwise, ITA about Chapters.


deej

Adele's picture

(post #62621, reply #61 of 87)

Debbie Jane- you haven't filled out your profile, so I don't know where you are, but you can get it a lot cheaper at the websites mentioned here. (If you are in the US)


Profiles:  Go up top to 'my forums' button and follow the instructions.


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

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

shoechick's picture

(post #62621, reply #62 of 87)

I got Bouchon for $29.99 us at the Costco just across the border...Gorgeous Book!  Can't wait to try stuff.

Husbands are like Pancakes, the first one should be thrown out.

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  ~St. Augustine

MadMom's picture

(post #62621, reply #63 of 87)

Costco has become my default supplier for cookbooks.  Prices are usually on a par with Amazon (usually within $1 plus or minus), and you don't have to wait or pay for shipping.  Plus, you can pick it up and thumb through it before you buy.   Of course, Jessica's Biscuit still ropes me in with some of their seductive emails...that's how I ended up with Bouchon.  I think I paid $30 for it.  Right now, it is truly a "coffee table" took, sitting on my den coffee table along with French Laundry.  These are two books that are worth it to me, whether I ever cook any of the recipes or not...I just love to read through them.


That brings up a thought...does anyone else buy cookbooks for the "read" and to look at the pictures?  Whenever DH attempts to complain about my collection of cookbooks, I point out that I hardly spend as much as he spends on books to read, and I can spend hours reading mine...plus, I can go back and reread them often.  If I find a great recipe, that's just an often unexpected plus.


Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse.
Lily Tomlin

Jean's picture

(post #62621, reply #64 of 87)

does anyone else buy cookbooks for the "read" and to look at the pictures?


Yes, of course. Doesn't everyone? Last  year I even was determined to actually cook something out of each of my cookbooks. LOL.


I did several, and found some winners, but health problems took the fun out of creative cooking at least for a while. Finally starting to feel like it again though.


Going to bed with Jacques Pepin right now. ;-) 


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MadMom's picture

(post #62621, reply #65 of 87)

Going to bed with Jacques Pepin right now. ;-) 


Sounds like a plan!


Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse.
Lily Tomlin

Glenys's picture

(post #62621, reply #66 of 87)

"Going to bed with Jacques Pepin right now. ;-)"
Well there's something you have on me.;-)

MEANCHEF's picture

(post #62621, reply #67 of 87)

Ther's a shock.

shoechick's picture

(post #62621, reply #68 of 87)

Yeah, but you've cooked with him, I'd trade sex for that...oh, hold on, that didn't come out right...you know what I mean!!

Husbands are like Pancakes, the first one should be thrown out.

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  ~St. Augustine

shoechick's picture

(post #62621, reply #69 of 87)

Tried the Sauteed Potatoes with Onion Confit last night... those onions are the best I've ever tasted..... of course 2 hours to do the onions, they're not going to happen that often ;).  Right now I'm getting ready to salt my own cod for the Brandade later in the week.  Will report back on that.

Husbands are like Pancakes, the first one should be thrown out.

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  ~St. Augustine

Adele's picture

(post #62621, reply #70 of 87)

That's the one I want to try too.  I have onion confit in the freezer though, so it won't take as long.  I just have to remember to take it out of the freezer.  (Post it note in purse this minute)

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

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

FitnessNut's picture

(post #62621, reply #46 of 87)

Thank you, thank you. Now, if only it makes its way west to Edmonton....then I'll pick it up for DH for under the tree ;-) $40 is SO much better than $70!

Follow your bliss ~~ Joseph Campbell

Follow your bliss ~~ Joseph Campbell