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I got:

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Pretty self explanatory....

and straight from the Australian Outback...

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Celebrate the summer with this fantastic barbecue cookbook.

Fired Up is the wonderful new barbecue cookbook from Murdoch Books. It presents a comprehensive range of no-nonsense recipes to cover all your barbecuing needs. The book is divided into four straightforward chapters - bird, cow, fish and on the side which all offer a mouth-watering selection of grilling and hot-plating fare.

There are classic barbecue favourites like beef ribs with barbecue sauce, more exotic and modern interpretations such as Thai-style garlic pepper barramundi, and innovative and appealing recipes including beer-can roasted chicken, a sure favourite for those warm summer nights to come. Fired Up will inspire you to grab the tongs and head out to the barbie!

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I got Good Eats - The Early Years

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a companion book to the first bunch of seasons of Alton Brown's "Good Eats" show. It goes episode-by-episode, with tidbits and trivia about how the episode was made, along with diagrams of stuff (it's a cook-book that's enjoyable to read, almost as liner notes to the DVD edition of the series). As a cooking guide, it's also arranged by topic, rather than by recipe, so there are separate chapters for eggs vs. potatoes, for instance. There's also a good amount of science in it (as there is in the TV show).

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Aloha,

Brad

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I got my mom that new Michael Smith book. The Chef at Home or something I think? Lots of good stuff in there.

We've got that one. There are some very simple yet fundamental recipes in there. One thing I liked was reading his way of making stock and then reading Tom Colicchio's method, then Julia Child's, and then realizing that homemade stock is so important. I haven't transformed basic stock into brown stock yet, nor reduced it into the various sauce making fundamentals like demi-glace. That's coming.

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Not really a cookbook, but I got this

I guess we'd classify that as an 'uncook book', which I think still counts. Food books are food books, and that looks pretty cool.

I got Good Eats - The Early Years

Wow! This is suddenly what I wish I'd gotten for xmas but didn't. I love the shit out of Alton and Good Eats. Have one of his other books.

SolarGarlic's also looks like something I'd want to thumb through.

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while Alton had a great show, alot of his things were more trouble than they were worth. Like Dehydrating food with an array of filters and a big box fan.

If you're going to dehydrate with electricity, just get a dehydrator!

Haha, totally true, but I get a kick out that sort of thing .. the geek in me, I'm sure.

It seems to vary from season to season -- at times his show is/was practical, at other times it was a total food-science geek fest, and sometimes it was about engineering bizarre solutions to (sometimes straightforward) problems. All of those appeal to me. At its best I think it struck a decent balance, although there were times for sure where it veered off more heavily in one direction.

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Christine got this one but I've taken it over:

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At first I was, meh... Canadian Living. But I've been cooking from it for the last week thanks to its great layout and an ingredient set that travels well between recipes... meaning I can try a lot of different things without having to go out to get that one extra ingredient each time.

It's great for the basics and introducing new cooking techniques in a friendly manner.

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Christine got this one but I've taken it over:

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At first I was, meh... Canadian Living. But I've been cooking from it for the last week thanks to its great layout and an ingredient set that travels well between recipes... meaning I can try a lot of different things without having to go out to get that one extra ingredient each time.

It's great for the basics and introducing new cooking techniques in a friendly manner.

did it come with an apron?

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