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Short Restaurant Reviews: Part One

The following are short reviews of the restaurants my mother and I ate at during the first part of our road trip, through Oklahoma and Kansas. Golden Saddle, Tulsa OK: Despite having a less than desirable location, this place is … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Grow Food

How To Grow Food: A Step-By-Step Guide To Growing All Kinds Of Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs, Salads, And More, by Richard Gianfrancesco One of the entertaining things about this book is the way that the author deals with the problem of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sheet Pan Chicken

Sheet Pan Chicken, by Cathy Erway This book was very worthwhile but not in the way that the author intends or that I necessarily would have preferred. When I am reading a cookbook like this one, my preference is to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Chicken Bible

The Chicken Bible, by America’s Test Kitchen This is a fantastic book. If you like to cook (and eat) chicken, and you appreciate having a lot of recipes and options for dishes that show evidence of and provide plenty of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Food Of A Younger Land

The Food Of A Younger Land, by Mark Kurlansky This book is immensely disappointing on a variety of levels. Most of the book’s problems result from the agenda of the writer, who seeks to find in the abortive federal project … Continue reading

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Book Review: Chicken Soup For The Soul Cookbook

Chicken Soup For The Soul Cookbook, edited by jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Diana von Welanetz Wentworth It is difficult to take a book like this entirely seriously. One of the editors of this book claims, risibly, that this … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Everything Indian Cookbook

The Everything Indian Cookbook, by Monica Bhide I have to admit that this was a very appealing book to read. While I was unfamiliar with Indian cuisine until I was about a teenager or so, it has since then remained … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Everything Thai Cookbook

The Everything Thai Cookbook, by Jennifer Malott Kotylo As someone who enjoys eating Thai food a great deal–spurred on by the time I spent in the country, where I found a couple of Northern Thai dishes I particularly appreciated–this is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ultimate Student Cookbook

The Ultimate Student Cookbook: From Chicken To Chili, by Tiffany Goodall Reading a book like this is more than a little bit disappointing. This book is aimed at a college audience, but the author herself is someone who writes this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fifty Shades Of Chicken

Fifty Shades Of Chicken: A Parody In A Cookbook, by FL Fowler This book is, unfortunately, unclean in a variety of ways. Now, there are certainly ways this could have been a compelling cookbook. The book is designed to fulfill … Continue reading

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