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Old 06-23-2008, 09:43 AM   #521
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I'm reading "Culinary Bootcamp" about someone's experience at the 5 day training sessions offered by CIA.
me too. it's not bad, but not great either...the format of it is kind of strange.
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:52 AM   #522
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I can't seem to figure out how to quote RP but I just started this book last night so haven't really formed an opinion except that I'd love to participate in a culinary bootcamp . . . I think!
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:56 AM   #523
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I am suddenly obsessed with gardening.... flowers and produce alike. I am making my way thru 2 books, Burpee's Complete Veg. and herb gardening, also Better Homes and Gardens complete Flower and Veg gardening.
Someone may need to stop me..... I have visions of covering all of my 5 acres with something or other!!! :)
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:58 AM   #524
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I was never able to get into that one. I must have started it at least 20 or more times, but was never able to get more than a couple of chapters in.

My favorite is still Restaurant At The End Of The Universe. I love the part where he describes the biggest problem of time travel is knowing which tense to use.
ok most of you know that I love verbiage as most of us wind tunnels do and GB this is definitely a book for me....thanks for sharing.........
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:00 AM   #525
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Enjoy it expatgirl. it really is very entertaining.
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:07 AM   #526
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yep, I'll be leaving on a jetplane next Tuesday to go back to the land of tulips, apples and horses and Ghenghis Khan.................will be looking out for good reads....do love history, however..........what a wierdo.........
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:29 AM   #527
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Finding My Place At The New Orleans Table by Sara Rohan. The author, originally from Wisconsin, relocated to New Orleans with her med student husband. She'd been a line cook up north, took a job with a weekly paper in New Orleans as a food critic. The book, broken into chapters such as Gumbo, Sazerac, Red Gravy, Sno-Balls, etc details her introduction to New Orleans cuisine, culture and society. Her journey takes place pre and post Katrina. It meanders through back yards and 5 star hotels. It is not a cookbook, but reading it, you seriously want to cook and or eat.

If you've ever visited New Orleans, this book is a must read. If you've never been, but want to be a fly on the wall, you'll love this book.
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I'm reading the ServeSafe book.
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Why? Are you testing soon?
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No. I won't write until I move there next year. By then I should have it memorized. The way I see it, if I'm going to hang out in his kitchen, I might as well know what he's talking about.
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