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  1. #61
    pavane Guest

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    "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > pavane wrote:
    >> "pltrgyst" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:k2l863$vt4$[email protected]..
    >>> On 9/10/12 12:39 PM, pavane wrote:>
    >>>> I agree on Joy of Cooking. The book is well-honed, well-tested and
    >>>> very detailed, particularly in the area of explaining new things and
    >>>> techniques.... After so many years I still use it, and
    >>>> would recommend it strongly for the new cook.
    >>> You realize that Joy of Cooking has not only been updated, but has been
    >>> completely re-written at least once?
    >>>
    >>> Are you recommending the most recent version, or an older edition?
    >>>
    >>> There are major differences.

    >>
    >> I like the current version, am indifferent to the middle edition,
    >> and still like the old edition. Some of the basics have changed
    >> but I've used all three without major debilitation. I'd go for the
    >> new version all-in-all as it has a broader international coverage
    >> and treats more of the newer ingredients.
    >>
    >> pavane

    > What is the current edition? I have paid little attention after the 75th
    > anniversary edition came out. I disliked the aberrant ones that preceded
    > that one.


    Hey, that is a good question. As I have no idea what is current or
    where the breakpoints are for previous editions, I ended up
    in the website's History section. It reads like a Vincent Price
    thriller, repelte with death, disabling disease and familial desire.
    Here it is, hope you enjoy the story as much as I did:
    http://www.thejoykitchen.com/all-abo...ry-joy-cooking

    pavane





  2. #62
    merryb Guest

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    On Sep 18, 10:49*am, "Nunya Bidnits" <nunyabidn...@eternal-
    september.invalid> wrote:
    > Robert Klute <robert_kl...@hp.com> wrote:
    > > On Mon, 17 Sep 2012 23:47:56 -0400, "Jean B." <jb...@rcn.com> wrote:

    >
    > >> pavane wrote:
    > >>> "pltrgyst" <pltrg...@xhost.org> wrote in message
    > >>>news:k2l863$vt4$[email protected]..
    > >>>> On 9/10/12 12:39 PM, pavane wrote:>
    > >>>>> I agree on Joy of Cooking. The book is well-honed, well-tested and
    > >>>>> very detailed, particularly in the area of explaining new things
    > >>>>> and techniques.... *After so many years I still use it, and
    > >>>>> would recommend it strongly for the new cook.
    > >>>> You realize that Joy of Cooking has not only been updated, but has
    > >>>> been completely re-written at least once?

    >
    > >>>> Are you recommending the most recent version, or an older edition?

    >
    > >>>> There are major differences.

    >
    > >>> I like the current version, am indifferent to the middle edition,
    > >>> and still like the old edition. Some of the basics have changed
    > >>> but I've used all three without major debilitation. I'd go for the
    > >>> new version all-in-all as it has a broader international coverage
    > >>> and treats more of the newer ingredients.

    >
    > >>> pavane

    >
    > >> What is the current edition? *I have paid little attention after
    > >> the 75th anniversary edition came out. *I disliked the aberrant
    > >> ones that preceded that one.

    >
    > > Joy of Cooking seems to be the standard recommendation, but I have
    > > tended to stay away from making it a primary recommendation because of
    > > the variability of the editions. *These days I tend recommend
    > > cookbooks associated with a TV show. *At least they have the
    > > opportunity watch a demonstration of the preparation, which can do
    > > wonders to alleviate anxiety.

    >
    > > So my recommendations include whatever Jacques Pepin show that PBS is
    > > currently airing and Laura Calder who is on Cooking Channel to name
    > > two.

    >
    > Essential Pepin. The book comes with a DVD IIRC. However I would consider
    > that beyond the skill set of young guys the OP described who may or may not
    > be enthusiastic about cooking, and they may encounter more frustration than
    > satisfaction when trying to approximate Pepin's skill level.
    >
    > MartyB


    Have you seen him chop garlic? I've been doing that two step method,
    but it does take a little practice.

  3. #63
    Jean B. Guest

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    pavane wrote:
    > "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> pavane wrote:
    >>> "pltrgyst" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:k2l863$vt4$[email protected]..
    >>>> On 9/10/12 12:39 PM, pavane wrote:>
    >>>>> I agree on Joy of Cooking. The book is well-honed, well-tested and
    >>>>> very detailed, particularly in the area of explaining new things and
    >>>>> techniques.... After so many years I still use it, and
    >>>>> would recommend it strongly for the new cook.
    >>>> You realize that Joy of Cooking has not only been updated, but has been
    >>>> completely re-written at least once?
    >>>>
    >>>> Are you recommending the most recent version, or an older edition?
    >>>>
    >>>> There are major differences.
    >>> I like the current version, am indifferent to the middle edition,
    >>> and still like the old edition. Some of the basics have changed
    >>> but I've used all three without major debilitation. I'd go for the
    >>> new version all-in-all as it has a broader international coverage
    >>> and treats more of the newer ingredients.
    >>>
    >>> pavane

    >> What is the current edition? I have paid little attention after the 75th
    >> anniversary edition came out. I disliked the aberrant ones that preceded
    >> that one.

    >
    > Hey, that is a good question. As I have no idea what is current or
    > where the breakpoints are for previous editions, I ended up
    > in the website's History section. It reads like a Vincent Price
    > thriller, repelte with death, disabling disease and familial desire.
    > Here it is, hope you enjoy the story as much as I did:
    > http://www.thejoykitchen.com/all-abo...ry-joy-cooking
    >
    > pavane
    >


    Oh, cool! I am going to have a fun time perusing that site when I
    finish up with this ng. Thanks!

    Jean B.

  4. #64
    marierogen Guest

    Default Re: Recommend a cook book?


    hi..I want to participate in on one competition But I don't know more
    recipes.Please share more recipes.I hope you will provides a more
    recipes list and helps me to participate in competition.




    --
    marierogen

  5. #65
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: Recommend a cook book?

    marierogen wrote:
    > hi..I want to participate in on one competition But I don't know more
    > recipes.Please share more recipes.I hope you will provides a more
    > recipes list and helps me to participate in competition.
    >

    I am afraid that from what you wrote you are a long way from being
    ready to enter a cooking competition with any hope of success.
    You need to cook a lot first, get an idea of what flavors go
    together, and become comfortable with creating your own recipes.

  6. #66
    Nunya Bidnits Guest

    Default Re: Recommend a cook book?

    Jean B. <[email protected]> wrote:
    > marierogen wrote:
    >> hi..I want to participate in on one competition But I don't know more
    >> recipes.Please share more recipes.I hope you will provides a more
    >> recipes list and helps me to participate in competition.
    >>

    > I am afraid that from what you wrote you are a long way from being
    > ready to enter a cooking competition with any hope of success.
    > You need to cook a lot first, get an idea of what flavors go
    > together, and become comfortable with creating your own recipes.


    What is your level of expertise and success in cooking competitions? Just
    curious.



  7. #67
    marierogen Guest

    Default Re: Recommend a cook book?


    'Jean B.[_1_ Wrote:
    > ;1772023']marierogen wrote:-
    > hi..I want to participate in on one competition But I don't know more
    > recipes.Please share more recipes.I hope you will provides a more
    > recipes list and helps me to participate in competition.
    > -
    > I am afraid that from what you wrote you are a long way from being
    > ready to enter a cooking competition with any hope of success.
    > You need to cook a lot first, get an idea of what flavors go
    > together, and become comfortable with creating your own recipes.


    Hey I know cooking very well,but don't know more recipe,that why I wrote
    this post to help me out and suggest the good things,that help me to win
    the competition.




    --
    marierogen

  8. #68
    spamtrap1888 Guest

    Default Re: Recommend a cook book?

    On Sep 19, 10:39*pm, marierogen
    <marierogen.aa090c8.21...@foodbanter.com> wrote:
    > 'Jean B.[_1_ Wrote:
    >
    > > ;1772023']marierogen wrote:-
    > > hi..I want to participate in on one competition But I don't know more
    > > recipes.Please share more recipes.I hope you will provides a more
    > > recipes list and helps me to participate in competition.
    > > -
    > > I am afraid that from what you wrote you are a long way from being
    > > ready to enter a cooking competition with any hope of success.
    > > You need to cook a lot first, get an idea of what flavors go
    > > together, and become comfortable with creating your own recipes.

    >
    > Hey I know cooking very well,but don't know more recipe,that why I wrote
    > this post to help me out and suggest the good things,that help me to win
    > the competition.


    Which competition do you want to enter?

    What are the rules?

    What recipes won previously?

  9. #69
    Jean B. Guest

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    Nunya Bidnits wrote:
    > Jean B. <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> marierogen wrote:
    >>> hi..I want to participate in on one competition But I don't know more
    >>> recipes.Please share more recipes.I hope you will provides a more
    >>> recipes list and helps me to participate in competition.
    >>>

    >> I am afraid that from what you wrote you are a long way from being
    >> ready to enter a cooking competition with any hope of success.
    >> You need to cook a lot first, get an idea of what flavors go
    >> together, and become comfortable with creating your own recipes.

    >
    > What is your level of expertise and success in cooking competitions? Just
    > curious.
    >
    >

    I used to enter them back when I was practically a kid, but then I
    had already been reading a lot about food and cooking for some
    years. I won some small prizes. (I didn't enter any large
    contests.) I have also been paying attention to the types of
    recipe that win contests. These don't spring out of nowhere.

    --

  10. #70
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: Recommend a cook book?

    marierogen wrote:
    > 'Jean B.[_1_ Wrote:
    >> ;1772023']marierogen wrote:-
    >> hi..I want to participate in on one competition But I don't know more
    >> recipes.Please share more recipes.I hope you will provides a more
    >> recipes list and helps me to participate in competition.
    >> -
    >> I am afraid that from what you wrote you are a long way from being
    >> ready to enter a cooking competition with any hope of success.
    >> You need to cook a lot first, get an idea of what flavors go
    >> together, and become comfortable with creating your own recipes.

    >
    > Hey I know cooking very well,but don't know more recipe,that why I wrote
    > this post to help me out and suggest the good things,that help me to win
    > the competition.
    >
    >

    I'm glad you know how to cook. As you probably also know, there
    are recipes online for just about anything one can think of, with
    almost countless variations.

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