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Date:November 17th, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC)
No worries. I googled her name and it's all about how she done you and a number of others wrong.

One whining "it's not my fault" faux apology is not going to fix her destroyed reputation.

I call it a faux apology having seen that kind before. It's less about "I'm sorry I did harm" and more about "I'm sorry I got caught, now I have to get a real job."

I feel sorry for her, but only because she doesn't seem to "get" it.

YOU---keep writing. Got any cookbooks for people who can't boil water? (That would be me.) ;>)
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Date:November 17th, 2010 04:38 pm (UTC)
My very first cookbook was "The Starving Student's Cookbook" -- it's still in print!!

It was very basic but it taught me to not fear the kitchen. That -- and I also started helping out cooking feasts in my medieval organization. Learning from people who love food and love to cook made me love it too.

Start with a basic cookbook like that -- then move onto something like "How to Cook Everything" by Mark Bittman. I have the 2006 edition and it's fantastic. (And stained. Every cookbook I use regularly is stained. :)

Check out Real Simple magazine, Epicurious.com and Cooking Light as well.

And oh yeah -- if you want to make a great impression on people for cheap -- Pot Roast.

(Check out the reviews on this one!!! :)

PS. ONE last cooking hint that always works -- when you're making turkey for Thanksgiving -- use a cooking bag. Works like an utter charm.
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Date:November 17th, 2010 04:50 pm (UTC)
I'll give it one more try, but fear that cooking is like algebra--which I loathed. Anything I loathe that much I'm just not good at.

Perhaps I should advertise for a cabana boy with culinary talents. If he cooks, I'll do the clean up.

However, I *did* find one good trick on giving turkey a flavor boost--brining:


Brown's geek approach to the science, not art, of cooking works for my logic-driven brain.

And 'cause I think he's cute.

Wonder if he'd like a job as a cabana boy....?
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Date:November 17th, 2010 05:11 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, brining the turkey ALSO totally rocks.

You should give cooking a try. Start simple and build from there. :) Alton Brown's books are fantastic too. (I have "I am Only Here for the Food" -- breaks down cooking into nerdspeak. It's fantastic.)
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Date:November 18th, 2010 03:48 am (UTC)
I have to laugh at the stained cookbook comment, because in my family, the easiest way to tell what cookbooks have our favourite recipes in them is to look at how stained, dog-eared, and in some cases outright-falling-apart they are. Or with my somewhat neater brother, how many slips of paper and post-it notes are sticking out of the edges.

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