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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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What Fills You These Days Of Unleavened Bread

[Note: This is the prepared text for a sermonette given to the Portland UCG congregation on the First Day Of Unleavened Bread, March 28, 2021.] There are some things that are rather obvious but that are still worth talking about … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Family Chicken & Fowl Cookbook

The Family Chicken & Fowl Cookbook, by Mel Marshall This is a fantastic cookbook, even if not all of the dishes are ones that I would be interested in cooking or eating, largely because the approach that the book takes … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Campbell Cookbook Most-For-The-Money Main Dishes

A Campbell Cookbook Most-For-The-Money Main Dishes, by the Home Economists Of Campbell Kitchens I found this book to be a surprisingly enjoyable read, despite the fact that its recipes were not necessarily to my liking in many cases. There is … Continue reading

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On The Problem Of Writing Health Cookbooks

It is no mistake that health in the United States is a subject that causes considerable controversy. Among the many aspects of health-related materials that people have are cookbooks. I happen to greatly love reading a cookbook, especially when it … Continue reading

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