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    Poulet roti

    That roast chicken, numbnuts! And if you can't properly roast a damn chicken then you are one helpless, hopeless, sorry-ass bivalve in an apron. Take the apron off, wrap it around your neck, and hang yourself. You do not deserve to wear the proud garment of generations of hardworking, dedicated cooks. turn in those clogs, too.
    this book is everything I'm looking for in a cook book. it's authentically french, but a simpler style of cooking then you usually find. everything can easily be whipped up in little time and is delicious. I especially like the poulet basquaise.

    I also like the writing style as seen above.

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    hhhmmm i actually really enjoy his tv show. Might have tocheck this cook book out.
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    Kitchen Confidential is also very good, cooking memoir more than cookbook but some interesting insights

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    pork chops in mustard pickle sauce was not so good.

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    while we're on the topic, tony brings this up a lot on his speaking tours.


    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we2iWTJqo98

    enjoy

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    The fact that she frosted a store bought cake with canned frosting as the host of a cooking show, or something specific about Kwanza?
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    The first time I watched that I thought the skinny middle-class white chick was subtly insulting Black people's intelligence. Now I think she just might be a crappy cook.

    She looked an awful lot like the chick I once saw in a porn vid on redtube.com called 'Disgruntled employee with German Milf' tho.
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    Sandra Lee is not a cook. Her show is basically 'How to put together stuff you can buy to impress people who REALLY can't cook and have never eaten stuff made by anyone else who can'. She must be sleeping with someone at the Food Network or something.
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    In the video I saw it was this muscular German dude who was angry about not getting his yearly raise.
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    one of the main appeals of the book is that it is Brassarie cooking. that means cooking high end working class food. it blows the "good, fast, cheap: pick two" paradigm out of the water. everything is good fast and cheap.

    which brings me to my next point; I thumbed through Mario Batali's babbo cookbook. Learned a fair bit about pasta, but this is a three star restaurant cookbook-I'm never going to prepare "truffles three ways".
    anyone know of a good Italian bistro cookbook that lends an eye to restaurant cooking over "sally homemaker"?

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