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IN THE SMALL KITCHEN

100 RECIPES FROM OUR YEAR OF COOKING IN THE REAL WORLD

Two young cooks serve up 100 recipes and real-world culinary tips.

Friends and food: What could be more fun? That's the underlying premise of this practical and creative cookbook, written by two friends in their mid-20s. Eisenpress and Lapine don’t claim to be professional chefs, but not many people are. This cookbook caters to those people, with good ideas for young adults who have small kitchens and limited budgets. Beginning with a list of basic utensils and items that will be needed on the kitchen shelves and in the refrigerator, the book is divided into different sections, including Cooking For One, Potlucking, Brunch and affordable Dinner Party Food. Both vegetarians and carnivores will find variety here. A couple of the easier recipes are run-of-the mill—is there really anyone over the age of 18 who doesn’t know how to make a grilled-cheese sandwich?—but there are plenty of unique, simple recipes, such as Yogurt Carbonara and Green Goddess Soup. Chana Bateta, which the authors claim tastes like an Indian dish, was inspired by leftovers, and their own exotic version of Vietnamese Fisherman’s Stew sounds fantastic. There are also dessert recipes and a chocolate torte that can be made from brownie mix. Easy-to-read recipes for all occasions, whether eating alone, with a date or partying with friends.

 

Pub Date: May 24, 2011

ISBN: 978-0-06-199824-9

Page Count: 320

Publisher: Morrow/HarperCollins

Review Posted Online: April 18, 2011

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 2011

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THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE

50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Stricter than, say, Bergen Evans or W3 ("disinterested" means impartial — period), Strunk is in the last analysis...

Privately published by Strunk of Cornell in 1918 and revised by his student E. B. White in 1959, that "little book" is back again with more White updatings.

Stricter than, say, Bergen Evans or W3 ("disinterested" means impartial — period), Strunk is in the last analysis (whoops — "A bankrupt expression") a unique guide (which means "without like or equal").

Pub Date: May 15, 1972

ISBN: 0205632645

Page Count: 105

Publisher: Macmillan

Review Posted Online: Oct. 28, 2011

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1972

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NUTCRACKER

This is not the Nutcracker sweet, as passed on by Tchaikovsky and Marius Petipa. No, this is the original Hoffmann tale of 1816, in which the froth of Christmas revelry occasionally parts to let the dark underside of childhood fantasies and fears peek through. The boundaries between dream and reality fade, just as Godfather Drosselmeier, the Nutcracker's creator, is seen as alternately sinister and jolly. And Italian artist Roberto Innocenti gives an errily realistic air to Marie's dreams, in richly detailed illustrations touched by a mysterious light. A beautiful version of this classic tale, which will captivate adults and children alike. (Nutcracker; $35.00; Oct. 28, 1996; 136 pp.; 0-15-100227-4)

Pub Date: Oct. 28, 1996

ISBN: 0-15-100227-4

Page Count: 136

Publisher: Harcourt

Review Posted Online: May 19, 2010

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15, 1996

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