Cookbook Must Haves
I was going through the cookbook section of overstock.com and came across a few that we all need to add to our collections! If any of you have any of these please let me know... give us a review!
"Neelix from Star Trek: Voyager joins forces with New York Times bestselling author William J. Birnes to throw open the vaults of interstellar haute cuisine, revealing for the first time the secret preparation techniques behind a variety of exotic dishes and drinks."
Sounds fabulous. I am sure this is the height of Mr. Birnes writing career. Interstellar haute cuisine.... Coming to a town near you.....
"A Date by Date, Course-By-Course, Nibble-By-Nibble Guide to Cultivating Love and Passion Through Food"
Sex and food... goes hand in *ahem* hand, right? But the title of this book makes me think of 59 cent cheese Krystals at 2am.
"From crispy appetizers and snacks to sizzling meats to vegetables, grains, and potatoes to appetizing fried desserts, The Best Fryer Cookbook Ever delves into the how and why of deep frying. It covers the best -- and potentially healthiest -- oils to use, correct temperatures and frying times, technical tips, and helpful hints for using the deep fryer, safety guidelines, and even the gamut of deep-fryer makes and models now on the market. With Phyllis Kohn's professional and easy-to-follow instructions, plus a kitchen-tested lineup of delectable recipes, everyone will welcome deep frying back into their home, especially when they learn how deep-fried food often absorbs far less fat than shallow frying."
A staple in every southern kitchen.
"When a medical condition forced his wife to eat only soft foods, the author developed 200 recipes that were soft, nutritious, and delicious. Containing recipes for soups, main dishes, vegetables, and desserts, this unique cookbook will help non-chewers fully enjoy their meals."
Ummmm... okay. There really is a cookbook for everyone! The title cracks me up.
"No bachelor pad, lounge, or luau is complete without a cocktail, and this handy hipster's recipe book includes five dozen of them, each inspired by everyone's favorite cool cat, the Pink Panther. Also includes colorful retro artwork by the infamous Shag and a bonus CD with video clips and songs."
If I were still single and went to a "bachelor pad" that had this book on the shelf, I think I would turn around and walk straight out. If your man has to lean to be cool from the Pink Panther... there is something SERIOUSLY wrong.
I couldn't find a description for this book anywhere. But I think the title says it all. I love the phrase " best microwave practice". I mean, do we really need a microwave how to?
"Provides step-by-step instructions for creating healthy snacks, main courses, and deserts including Darth double dogs, Bubble City Salad, Boss Nass Broccoli, and Opee's sea crunch."
Good God... this is version 2.
"Boy George has joined forces with his great friend and macrobiotic mentor, Dragana G. Brown, to offer up dozens of mouth-watering recipes that will tantalise your taste buds and boost your immune system."
That's it... I am writing a cookbook.
"Foods with Cult Followings.What's more entertaining than a shimmering, jiggling bowl of Jell-O? For a century kids and grownups alike have enjoyed the sweet flavors of the humble, packaged gelatins and puddings. The Magic of Jell-O: 100 New and Favorite Recipes Celebrating 100 Years of Fun with Jell-O pays tribute to the staying power of this versatile treat. The brilliant color photos and tempting recipes will draw anyone in, whether for a brief trip down memory lane or a serious investigation. "Berry Blue Shooting Stars," "Wiggly Banana Splits" and a "Watermelon Pit Parfait" are as much fun to make as to consume. More mature palates will appreciate "Easy Tiramisu" with coffee liqueur, or the sinful "Cappuccino Cups." Birthdays and Halloween are just two of the occasions celebrated in this confection of a cookbook. "
Okay I think I might actually want this book! I REALLY want to make that 7 layered thing on the front....
"Anyone can savor the flavor of convenience with Mini-Mart Ã la Carte, a hilarious guide to simple and scrumptious cooking using just those ingredients found on the shelves of the corner store. Victoria Traig, co-author of Judaikitsch, and her intrepid, taste-testing boyfriend, have scoured their local stop-and-shop, crafting culinary delights from the treasures found there. Canned meat to squeezable cheese, relish packets to frozen slushees, the ingredients in these tantalizing recipes amount to much, much more than just the sum of their parts. With tasty recipes for delectable appetizers like Sardines Rockefeller and Notzoh Ball Soup, hearty entrees like SPAM Wellington and Fish Sticks Amandine, and sweet finishes like Banana Nicole Smith and Twinkie Surprise, guests will be lowering their brow, but not their wow. So, forget the Zone, cancel the trip to South Beach, and chow down on some real food, mini-mart style."
I personally would love to have a copy of this in the glove box of my 1992 Geo Metro..... for pit stops.
"In this history of the all-American pork-in-a-can product known as Spam, the author praises Spam for saving the Russian Army during World War II and for bestowing upon the world such award-winning recipes as Spam Fritters and Spam Cheesecake."
Okay I want to know what award the Spam Cheesecake won. Seriously.
So it seems everyone, including those with intolerances, allergies, serious medical conditions, those that are pregnant, in love, in a hurry, health conscious, overweight, lazy, vegan, vegetarian, lactovegan, and ovovegan have a cookbook dedicated to them. It seems everyone from Treckies to Boy George can write a cookbook. It seems every type of food had been covered: Jewish, Mexican, Southern, Cuban, Lebanesee, Indian, food from North Carolina, from New Orleans, food from Oregon, Washington, Florida, and Montana. We have it all.... There is NOTHING that has not been covered by a cookbook. Nothing.