the cook(book)ing school: learning how to cook more than gumbo

Beyond Gumbo: Creole Fusion Food from the Atlantic RimBeyond Gumbo: Creole Fusion Food from the Atlantic Rim by Jessica B. Harris

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I found another great pick from the library. I am absolutely infatuated with the state of Louisiana, the mystic of the Cajun and Creole culture, and of course the food. We all know about gumbo and jambalaya, but this cookbook, Beyond Gumbo, teaches us about all of the facets of this culture, beyond what we usually hear and learn about on the surface. I do plan to add this to my collection.

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the cook(book)ing school: summer is coming! let’s try some caribbean cuisine!

Modern Caribbean CuisineModern Caribbean Cuisine by Wendy Rahamut

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m all about learning about different cultures through ethnic cooking. I absolutely love this cookbook, Modern Caribbean Cuisine. It’s colorful with lots of great recipes. I will definitely be adding this book to my collection.

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the cook(book)ing school: an environmentally aware cookbook

The Big Green Cookbook: Hundreds of Planet-Pleasing Recipes and Tips for a Luscious, Low-Carbon LifestyleThe Big Green Cookbook: Hundreds of Planet-Pleasing Recipes and Tips for a Luscious, Low-Carbon Lifestyle by Jackie Newgent

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

If you are concerned about the environment (as we all should be) and you want to reflect this in your cooking, then this is the cookbook for you.

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the cook(book)ing school: yes it’s a diet book (with recipes): the overnight diet

the overnight diet by dr. caroline apovian

the overnight diet by dr. caroline apovian

By fate, I just happened to be sitting at home on Friday, May 3, watching one of my favorite shows, Dr. Oz (I’m normally at work when he’s on).  Dr. Oz featured Dr. Caroline Apovian, the creator of The Overnight Diet, http://www.overnightdiet.org/ and I was hooked. And I know it sounds too good to be true and I was skeptical, but really, the diet is just real food and exercise with lots of science behind it. I like that at the beginning of the book, Dr. Apovian says, “I’m not a cardiologist, or a family physician, or an emergency room doctor who dabbles in weight management on the side. I’m an obesity medicine physician, which means I specialize in weight loss”. I love this statement because she keeps it real with you and this is her life’s work and it tells me it’s not just a fad.  And I’m normally not a fan of e-books (I love real books), but I will tell you, I have never downloaded a book so quickly, than I did The Overnight Diet because I’m determined! (by the way, it’s only $10.55 on Amazon Kindle – and I don’t own a Kindle but I use their Kindle Cloud Reader online – it comes in handy!)

 

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