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Aug 31, 2010 10:52 PM

Roger Ebert Writes A Cookbook

He cannot smell food or eat food due to the ravages of cancer, but apparently he is a zen master of the rice cooker:

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    1. re: Phaedrus

      Wow. SERIOUSLY amazing stuff. I love these two paragraphs at the bottom of page 1:

      In 2008, long after he accepted that he would never put food in his mouth again, he wrote a blog post presenting his philosophy of The Pot as a way for all the people with not much space and not much time or money to cook for themselves.

      “I am thinking of you, student in your dorm room,” he wrote. “You, shut-in. You, recovering campaign worker. You, movie critic at Sundance. You, sex worker waiting for the phone to ring. You, factory worker sick of frozen meals. You, people in Werner Herzog’s documentary about life at the South Pole.”

      He points out a very varied group of people who could benefit from the rice cooker!

      Amazing how the recipes all didn't need tweaking and cleaning up - they were near perfect, per the editor.

      1. re: LindaWhit

        That is a great list, I thought the same exact thing. Bon courage Mr. Ebert.

    2. A smart, brave guy who stood his ground against the odds and won.

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      1. re: Kagemusha

        I adore Roger Ebert, but I wish he would go back to reviewing movies!! I saw more good movies I ever heard of because of him.

      2. I am now cautious about cooking anything other than rice in a rice cooker. A recipe for Thai chicken and rice from Food and Wine killed my rice cooker. :-(

        1. Fascinating!

          I love in the reader Q&A that readers can't seem to stop asking him about movies, even if they try to put a food-related twist on their movie questions.


          1. Kudos to his wife Chaz who exemplifies standing by your man with grace and style. Cooking together is something they can do together with joy.