09-08-2009, 02:09 AM
sammy- I say it over and over again here- but since you're new... and in case you're not aware- go to Amazon. Almost any book you could ever want is available USED for pennies on the dollar. I frequently buy $75 & $50 books for under ten bucks- plus a flat rate of $3.99 S&H no matter how big/heavy the book is. In fact- I can't count the great books I've picked-up for UNDER A BUCK! Plus- you can select the condition you want- "Like New" and "Nearly New" all the way down to "So-So", "Ex-Library Book/Much Loved" and "Rough Shape" for even less $. For example- here are many of my personal favs- as you can see- you can buy them new- or USED...
Amazon.com: Kitchen of Light: The New Scandinavian Cooking (9781579652166): Andreas Viestad, Mette Randem: Books
Amazon.com: Lee Bailey's Long Weekends: Recipes for Good Food and Easy Living (9780517592441): Lee Bailey: Books
Amazon.com: Entertaining (9780517544198): Martha Stewart: Books
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09-09-2009, 01:50 AM
This book arrived today...
...and I don't know quite why it didn't "click" w/ me before, but this is the companion book to the PBS series by the same name. The one where French Culinary Institute (NY, NY) maven Dorothy Hamilton interviews chefs on a set before a small audience, and then stands beside the chef as she cooks a dish. I've only seen a couple of the shows, but it looks great! And first flip thru the book looks like an informative/entertaining read, too!
09-10-2009, 11:02 PM
Got the Pillsbury book today. Nice book lots of good recipes. Gonna try the beef stroganoff pot pie first.
09-11-2009, 05:37 PM
My brother dropped me off a copy of Fannie Flagg's Original Whistle Stop Cafe Cookbook today. Great book I love it.
09-11-2009, 05:50 PM
Ah-h-h Fannie Flagg is an awesome author, I met her in person at a book signing in Fairhope, Alabama she is a sweet and charming lady! I highly recommend any book she writes, but my favorite HOLIDAY story to read is called: "A Redbird Christmas" that she worte, the town where the story was centered around is an actual little town in Alabama called Magnolia Springs it is a quaint little town near Foley, Al where Fannie grew up and Robertsdale Alabama where I spent 32 years of my life. It is truly a speck of a town that is known only to a few lucky folks!
Originally Posted by jglass
09-11-2009, 08:53 PM
He didnt say where he got it. Since it had library markings he must have picked it up at a yard sale or flea market. It is in great shape and my kinda recipes. Since they are expecting a baby soon he and his wife have been hitting up the Goodwills around here. I had mentioned to him last time we talked to check out the cookbooks for me if he saw any Italian or Southern ones to please pick them up for me and Id pay him back. He wouldnt let me pay him back for it.
How wonderful that you got to meet her in person!
09-12-2009, 01:28 AM
I remember Fannie Flagg fondly from the old Match Game game show on TV. She was SUCH a hoot! I remember how surprised I was to learn she was the author of the book "Fried Green Tomatoes" ( Kathy Bates and Jessica Tandy starred in the movie version, of course- and there was Cicily Tyson, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary Louise Parker, Chris O'Donnel and Stan Shaw...) GREAT movie- and Book! Anyway- I remember the book having a few recipes included at the back...
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
09-18-2009, 01:05 AM
mama & janie, I particularly think of you two these days when Italian grub comes to mind... Have either of you heard of Pino Luongo or gotten your hands on any of his books? I’d never even heard of him, but spied one book (first link below) then was led to his many others and I am INTRIGUED! I plan to order a couple of used copies soon and expect (hope) to be really entertained and impressed!
Amazon.com: Two Meatballs in the Italian Kitchen: Pino Luongo, Mark Strausman, Christopher Hirsheimer: Books
Amazon.com: Simply Tuscan: Recipes for a Well-Lived Life (9780385492904): Pino Luongo: Books
Amazon.com: Dirty Dishes: A Restaurateur's Story of Passion, Pain, and Pasta (9781596914421): Pino Luongo, Andrew Friedman, Anthony Bourdain: Books
Amazon.com: La Mia Cucina Toscana : A Tuscan Cooks in America: Pino Luongo, Andrew Friedman, Marta Pulini: Books
Amazon.com: A Tuscan in the Kitchen: Recipes and Tales from My Home (9780517569160): Pino Luongo: Books
09-18-2009, 12:16 PM
Never heard of him but thanks.
I will add these to my list to start on next.
09-18-2009, 01:57 PM
Two Meatballs is a terrific one!!!! I actaully love that cookbook, those two are funny!