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Old 01-29-2005, 09:24 AM   #1
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What is your Favorite Cookbook?

I have three: (in this order )

1)" Joy Of Cooking" (Rombauer and Becker )-it was my first and it covers everything to a degree. When you consider when it was put together, it was revolutionary. A great "jumping off" point for the beginning cook.

2)"The Food and Life of Oaxaca" (Zarela Martinez) real Mexican food from the State of Oaxaca on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in southern Mexico. Some of the stuff is bizarre, like huitlacotche (corn smut fungus) and maguelitas (the worm in the Mezcal bottle, and dried shrimp (an aquired taste) but the Oaxacan's passion and penchant for earthy sauces made from nuts and seeds coupled with chiles and fruit ,like "moles" and "pipians" along with with their love of the indigenous chiles; makes their cuisine the most interesting on the continent to me. This book is filled with complex, difficult to execute recipes and hard to find ingredients which is precisely why I love it!

3) Smoke and Spice (The Jamisons) My first foray into BBQ. The reason I bought a Klose. The "Succor Rub" is great on butts. The Smoked Rosemary Walnuts" rock. Not the best BBQ book, but a great all around introduction to the art.

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What's a book...the next book I read will be the first! <Greg ducks for cover>
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What's a book...the next book I read will be the first! <Greg ducks for cover>
A "book" is what I'm going to write someday about this modern ,"e-community" phenomenon of groups like this , who , even though they have never laid eyes on one another, can develop strong relationships and mutually shared interests across, not only the country, but the world as well. The social implications,are tremendous. The marketing possibilities, even more so! I have "known" most of you for what, about two weeks? I already have a pretty good feel for your basic personalities. I have bonds now with folks on the other site I post on, that will likely morph into lifelong freindships. BBQ101, is driving all the way from Maryland to here in April, to take me to Houston in order to pick up my pit. Now that's what we call a "Q-Brother." So, put that in your pipe and smoke it Rempe!!!!!!!

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Woodfriend, and what's tough is that it's hard to explain it to people who don't participate in some kind of computer forum, they look at you like your some kind of computer stalker. I am, but that's beside the point. My wife still doesn't get it.
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I was disappointed in The Barbecue Bible. There are great tips for beginners, but 90 percent of the recipes are things I'll never try. I don't really care what Iranian radicals are grilling.

I really like the old church cookbooks from the 70's. If you can find them, they have some great old recipes. Any recipe that calls for
oleo is fine with me.
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Old 01-29-2005, 10:04 AM   #6
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Hey Cap'n,

Not into Thailand Ferral Hog Sate's? or India Burmese Python Wraps??
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... Lobster Stuffed Maine Potato recipe...
:-k I don't see that one in the Recipe Forums... :smt115
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kidding-I'll get the recipe posted later today. It's not for those who fear fat and cholesteral.

Fear fat?!?! Hell that's the only reason I eat meat is have something to go with my fat!

Did you guys every see that steak/toast thingy that called for the sauce that started with a pound of butter? lol, it's great, I'll post it if you want, but all I can say is....it's butterific!
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Capn'n, You need to try the East Coast Diner favirite called a "Texas Tommy" Take a fat hot dog. Split it lengthwise. Stuff it with cheese. Wrap it in bacon. Secure the bacon with a toothpick. Deep fry until the bacon is crisp. Enjoy it with an egg cream! Woody
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