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Diana Kennedy on Her New

DiningDiva Sep 29, 2010 11:14 PM


"How many of these chefy cookbooks do we need...I don't see them lasting 20 or 30 years"

Her comments on GMO seeds is priceless

  1. Gio Sep 30, 2010 06:15 AM

    Thanks so much for that link, DiningDiva. It must have a wonderfully unique experience being in her classes. I'm in awe of those people who immerse themselves in the culture of another country and then share what they've learned with the world. It allows those who cannot travel to remote places to get a sense of the huge diversity of this planet.

    1. buttertart Oct 4, 2010 01:35 PM

      Here's another story on her from NPR.

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      1. re: buttertart
        DiningDiva Oct 4, 2010 01:45 PM

        I agree with her, there are many dishes in this book that you can do. In fact, I did 2 this past weekend. They both turned out well, tho' the salsa was a little on the piquant side:-). I'm actually looking forward to cooking from it more.

        I also agree with the writter of th NPR piece, the geographical index is a bit unwieldy and this is definitely NOT the book for a Mexican food novice

        1. re: DiningDiva
          The Dairy Queen Oct 4, 2010 05:09 PM

          Hey dining diva--I would love to hear more about your results this weekend. Did you start a thread (I looked and couldn't find it...) I would love to read about how it all worked out for you, if you have time.


          1. re: The Dairy Queen
            DiningDiva Oct 4, 2010 05:12 PM

            Didn't have time to do the tread last night, will probably get around to it tonight. Results was pretty good.

            1. re: DiningDiva
              The Dairy Queen Oct 4, 2010 05:18 PM

              Oh, I can't wait!


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        mexivilla Oct 5, 2010 05:36 AM

        For Dianna Kennedy fans
        Diana Kennedy was awarded the highest order given by the Mexican government to foreigners, the Order of the Aztec Eagle, for her work in exploring Mexican culture through food.

        Full Story

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        1. re: mexivilla
          The Dairy Queen Oct 5, 2010 05:39 AM

          Deservedly so, I think. This book is Kennedy's love letter to Mexico.


        2. blue room Oct 5, 2010 06:22 AM

          Those pots in the pictures! Are there pictures of her own kitchen throughout her books?

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