"Fried Chicken and Champagne" by Lisa Dupar - Anyone have it?
I have seen this book (and IACP award winner) mentioned here and there in various posts. But - most posters don't seem to have this book yet. I was just wondering if anyone actually has this cookbook and has cooked out of it yet. I am intrigued, as I usually am about a cookbook I can't seem to find anywhere and peruse with my own eyes. It seems to be available mostly on line and is a little pricy for something I can't browse through. The reviews online seem a bit thin. Thanks for any info anyone has.
P.S. Like I need another book to add to my list of "must buy" books :)
I didn't buy it at the IACP conference, but I looked at it long and hard. I had already exceeded my book purchase "allowance" (self imposed) for the conference because I got Diana Kennedy's new one ($50.00!)
Isn't it on Amazon? no discount? I would buy it. Looks good.
What about checking out a Borders GOB sale?
After reading more about the book on the voting thread for the September COTM, I decided to break my cardinal rule of not buying a cookbook that I haven't seen firsthand, and ordered it off Amazon last night. The price was $31.00 there. Jessica's Biscuit apparently had it, but now it is on backorder there.
It doesn't look like it will be the COTM, but either way, I look forward to seeing what it has to offer. If someone does a thread on FC&C, I promise to try to cook out of it and chime in :) I'm a lurker on the COTM threads because I never seem to manage to be cooking out of the current title. I don't want to be a voter when I feel like I won't manage to participate. (Guilty sigh). But they are certainly a great reference source for the cookbooks that are chosen.
Thanks to both of you for your input.
Just ran across your post while looking for reviews of this book. What I wrote on another thread:
I think the reviews are rather sparse because she self-published the book. She doesn't have the big PR engine that comes with a publishing house. I lot of people probably haven't even heard of the book unless they have been to the restaurant.
She did win the Julia Child award for a first book in the IACP 2011 awards. So the book will probably get picked up by a publisher.
In case you are interested, this book is one of the contenders for COTM for September. If it wins, there will be a whole group of us cooking out of it, so you might want to follow the vote, or even join in!