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Sam Sifton's NYT Book Review 6/5/11 "Summer Reading" article on best cookbooks...

buttertart Jun 8, 2011 08:50 AM

Sam, really? Did you have to? Paltrow? When there are so many more superduper books out recently? And could you maybe dial back the archness a bit? Almost every sentence is dripping with air quotation marks.
By and large the better books are in the 25 additional books article. Not flashy enough, apparently.

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  1. The Dairy Queen RE: buttertart Jun 9, 2011 01:42 AM

    You're right, about a half dozen books on the 25 web only list are calling my name (though I already own a couple of them...)

    I still have to have THE FOOD OF SPAIN though. :) I think I'm going to need A SOUTHERLY COURSE and PURPLE CITRUS AND SWEET PERFUME, too. And there's a Fathers Day gift in there, too, I think: MAN WITH A PAN: Culinary Adventures of Fathers Who Cook for Their Families.


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      roxlet RE: The Dairy Queen Jun 9, 2011 05:03 AM

      DQ, check out A Southerly Course before you buy it. I got it sight unseen, and I thought it was pretty uninteresting. On first perusal, there was nothing that I really wanted to make, unlike the first book...

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        The Dairy Queen RE: roxlet Jun 9, 2011 06:21 AM

        Ah, good to know. Some people only really have one book in them. :)/


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        buttertart RE: The Dairy Queen Jun 9, 2011 05:49 AM

        Hi TDQ, nice to see you again. I have the Food of Spain coming (from a TGC sale) and there was an article on the woman who wrote Purple Citrus in the NYT a while back (seems if you like Tessa Kiros you'll like her).

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          The Dairy Queen RE: buttertart Jun 9, 2011 06:21 AM

          I vaguely recall that NYT article. Someone (maybe you?) provided a link to it. Can't wait to hear about FOS!


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            buttertart RE: The Dairy Queen Jun 9, 2011 06:27 AM

            Probably so, I was more interested in the book before I read the article.
            Can't wait to get FOS!

      3. buttertart RE: buttertart Jun 9, 2011 07:03 AM

        Incidentally it used to be that you'd have to get up very early on that Sunday morning to start the first thread on CH on this topic. Sifton just doesn't light people's torches that way, it seems.

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