The Yiddish title of this wonderful Mediterranean cookbook is a word for “good homemaker.” The recipes are divided into useful sections for any excellent host or homemaker such as Casual Dinner Party, Quick and Easy, Romantic, Comfort, Outdoor, Healthy, and Fancy-Schmancy. Each section contains a mix of recipes for drinks, entrées, mains, and deserts that can be combined into full meals that are perfect for any occasion. While recipes vary in swankiness, they’re all doable and many are faster than you would expect. Balaboosta even gave me the confidence to try making spinach fettuccini; it was delicious.
I must admit, I tend to buy cookbooks and then let them sit neglected on my shelf. I’m enticed by the delicious designs or am overly optimistic about my motivation to spend three hours a day cooking. This cookbook is different; my copy of The Urban Pantry is well-worn and has transformed my kitchen. Every tip and recipe in the book is creative and feasible. Amy Pennington claims that she is a lazy cook, but the tricks and techniques in this book prove her to be clever, conscientious, and thrifty in the pantry.
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Published: Mountaineers Books - March 26th, 2010
Religion Without God has something for everyone: for atheists and theists, artists and physicists, liberals and conservatives. Which was exactly Ronald Dworkin’s goal, to allow polarized groups to communicate. He does this (or attempts to do this – you decide) by revealing the basic, moral foundations of “the good life.” In Justice for Hedgehogs, Dworkin laid out his case for the unity of value, which he explores further in the context of religion and theism in Religion without God. At only 160 small pages, the book is digestible, despite being philosophy. Furthermore, it is engaging; it’s philosophy that you can participate in and argue with and apply to your own life.