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Pioneer Woman -- Catch Her Cookbook Tour

alkapal Oct 22, 2009 07:00 AM

I thought you might like to see one of my favorite food bloggers -- the Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond -- on her upcoming cookbook tour: http://thepioneerwoman.com/the_pionee...

Please add DC to your trip, Ree!!!

Here's where you can see Ree:
Tulsa, OK
Oklahoma City
Pawhuska, OK
Denver, CO
Salt Lake City, UT
Phoenix/Tempe, AZ
Little Rock, AR
Kansas City (two events):
Overland Park, KS; Kansas City, MO 64112
Saint Louis, MO
Chicago – Skokie, IL
Minneapolis/Bloomington, MN
Dallas, TX
Austin, TX
Houston, TX
Atlanta, GA
Nashville, TN
West Chester, PA
NEW YORK CITY!

  1. toodie jane Nov 10, 2009 10:24 PM

    An acquaintence and I were talking about her cookbook; she asked me if I had cooked anything from it (most of recipes were past blog posts).

    I replied that most of the recipes were things I already cooked using more healthy ingredients. Her schtick is He-man Cookin' for ranch hands. I have found a few recipes that are very good, if rich. Special occasion stuff, not everyday cooking.

    I'd even hesitate to give or recommend it to younger cooks looking for the kind of encouragement she offers. Just too much sat fat and full fat dairy. If you look at the photos of her book signings, the gals are mostly young 20's 30's. That seems to be her target audience, but I wish she'd lay off the rich foods as if they could be eaten every day and concentrate more on the basic techniques which young cooks need to learn if they want to be able to cook without recipes some day. THAT she does very well.

    I think it's her self-depricating storyline schtick that endears her to readers, her recipes are not all that unusual.

    3 Replies
    1. re: toodie jane
      alkapal Nov 10, 2009 11:01 PM

      toodie jane, there is a thread about the cookbook itself, just in case you hadn't seen it.
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/663095

      1. re: alkapal
        toodie jane Nov 12, 2009 07:26 PM

        Yes! I browsed it and found that I'd made quite the contradictory comment to mine above--my fickle sensability!

        So I guess I'm not waiting breathlessly till she comes to Nipomo...oh, wait, we don't have a bookstore!

        1. re: toodie jane
          alkapal Nov 13, 2009 06:43 AM

          never you mind about consistency -- i have a chow crush on eric ripert on one thread (which is true), but find him "too effeminate" to be my top chef on tv.

    2. HillJ Nov 5, 2009 05:38 AM

      http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/04/din...

      Interesting NYT article on the seasons new cookbook authors, including PW.

      1. The Dairy Queen Oct 26, 2009 04:58 PM

        Wow, Minneapolis/Bloomington? Now St. Paul ranks behind Bloomington? Sad, sad day. Still, I'll check into it!

        ~TDQ

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        1. re: The Dairy Queen
          p
          puddin head Oct 26, 2009 08:30 PM

          I think it's just listed that way because she's going to be at MOA. St. Paul still rocks! :)

        2. d
          DishDelish Oct 26, 2009 04:33 PM

          Looks like a good book! Thanks, it just went to my Amazon wish list and I'll be buying it soon.

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