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buttertart Apr 20, 2012 10:31 AM


Uh oh.
And total yay yippee hurrah 好 極了on the Shanghai and East China, this topic is WAY overdue.

  1. LaLa Apr 21, 2012 12:15 PM

    i am a huge John T Edge fan.

    1. drongo Apr 20, 2012 12:54 PM

      I pre-ordered Katz's "The Art of Fermentation" months ago, so hopefully it will arive in May. (I have his previous book.)

      To me, the most interesting is Adam Perry Lang's "Charred & Scruffed" about cooking by "tossing foods directly on coals"! I'm not sure whether I want to try it. Sounds a little like the food from my childhood camping trips. (I have one of Lang's other books called "Serious Barbeque -- he established Daisy May's BBQ in Hell's Kitchen.)

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      1. re: drongo
        shallots Apr 21, 2012 10:28 AM

        Re tossing food directly on coals, I went to a meeting at Southern Illinois University which featured a "Buffalo Tro" as the main course. (Not a fancy dinner.) Based on buffalo throws, the meat was marinated and then thrown onto coals. (A really massive mound of coals.) Turned once. Retrieved and sliced. It tasted good.

        The scale of their 'thing' prevented me from ever trying something like it.

      2. Gio Apr 20, 2012 12:28 PM

        Yes, I saw this too and to tell you the truth none of the books truly piqued my interest. But, BB, I suppose you're right about the long over due focus on Shanghai and East China. I have never heard of Terry Tan but his creds certainly are impressive...


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        1. re: Gio
          Breadcrumbs Apr 21, 2012 12:36 PM

          I felt very similar Gio. Only 2 of the books caught my eye. I like the concept of Cindy Pawlcyn's supper club book and I do love her food (at Mustard's). THe other is a sentimental fave from the Granville Island Market in Vancouver...such a fabulous market.

        2. herby Apr 20, 2012 12:14 PM

          I saw this morning on EYB but only Foraged Flavor picked my interest - famous last words:)

          1. blue room Apr 20, 2012 11:20 AM

            Yikes, there are more than 75 of them!

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