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#1 Stone

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 07:13 PM

He may or may not be interested in learning how to make desserts. But it might get him to put down the video games for a few hours. Any recommendations?

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 07:30 PM

He may or may not be interested in learning how to make desserts. But it might get him to put down the video games for a few hours. Any recommendations?


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Posted 14 October 2011 - 07:32 PM

He throws like a girl.

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 07:34 PM

David Lebovitz's book? Nigella has a good dessert book but it's called How to Be a Domestic Goddess so I wouldn't give it to a teenaged boy although a bigger boy of my acquaintance owns it.

Michel Roux has a dessert book that has a good reputation I think..

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 07:40 PM

How about a book on grilling or smoking? Just to make sure....

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 07:43 PM

BAKE! by Nick Malgieri. I gave it to one of my stepdaughters, who wanted a basic technique book for baking. She's been very happy with it. But it's not at all a girlie book, it was even written by a guy.

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 07:50 PM

Does Nigella's book have pictures of her inside, or just pictures of food? I think the boy could use some pictures of Nigella.

I suspect that a book on grilling or smoking is about as useful as a book of grilled cheese recipes.

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 07:54 PM

Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook
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Posted 14 October 2011 - 07:54 PM

Does Nigella's book have pictures of her inside, or just pictures of food? I think the boy could use some pictures of Nigella.

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 07:59 PM

Yeah, but...

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 08:12 PM

Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook

This could be good.

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#12 Suzanne F

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 08:15 PM

Baking, by James Peterson. Another excellent teaching book, with tons of pictures (of the food in process <_< ).

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#13 Stone

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 08:19 PM

That's a great book (I have it -- too bad you didn't work on it). But I think it might be a little intimidating for him.

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 08:40 PM

chocolate by nick malgieri

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
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#15 yvonne johnson

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 09:48 PM

That's a great book (I have it -- too bad you didn't work on it). But I think it might be a little intimidating for him.

Desserts for Dummies. :ph43r:
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