Reviews by seadocks
I did not have high hopes for this film, I just couldn't picture Carrey in this type of role. I was pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed the movie. I liked its style and dark characters. I also liked the different twists and camera angles. The story was very interesting also, now I am keeping my eyes open for the number 23. I just heard a cricket outside chirp 23 times.
I thought this book would be more interesting than it was. I only had it from the library for about a week and I didn't make any recipes from it. I just didn't feel moved by any of them. I really enjoyed reading through it and looking at the pics but nothing really screamed at me to be made. Maybe I will have to go back and look at it again in six months or so. For now I would say this is just an average book about different foods from around the world.
I have been waiting for this book for a few months now. I picked it up from the library and every time I look at it, I have to deal with a growling stomach. The food looks so good in the pics. I love the variety of recipes. Yeah its not a very healthy cookbook, but man i bet some of this stuff tastes awesome. I haven't made any of the recipes yet as I am on a strict grocery budget for the summer, but come this fall I will let you know how the stuff is. I have literally written half the recipes down. I am almost tempted to buy this thing just so I can keep looking at it and imagining myself standing in line at the trucks. If just a few of these recipes turn out I will gladly throw down the cash for this one. Sorry waitlist people I am keeping this one until the very last day to return it.
This book has a lot of good information, the charts are very helpful in the food sections as far as recipes and times are concerned. This is a very good overview of the topic and could be used as a reference of sorts. The main problem I have with the book is that almost all of the information contained within it is in other books by the same author. If you have read or own any of the the larger older looking back to basics, guide to homesteading, or simplicity living books you already have this information. This new book is smaller, lighter and has all new pictures and artwork. The older books have a lot of the same info but old pics from like 20 plus years ago.
I love to read cookbooks, all kinds of cookbooks, even cookbooks I will never make a single recipe out of. Do you know why?, because you can read about techniques you might not have thought of or get inspiration to swap in your own ingredients. This book is big, its heavy, and its nice to look at. I always check books like this out at the library before I buy them for my collection to see if I will use it enough to justify the expense. So now you are wondering if it is worth the money and I will have to say NO. Not when you can get it from the library. Don't get me wrong it is a great book, but I cannot afford to make meat like this that much, where I would need to have this book around for inspiration and what not. I got a few good recipes from it and some new ideas but for the most part I will just check it out again when I need it. Cook on, dudes, cook on.