What did you eat last night for dinner?

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  1. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    gome wouldn't post that link:

    http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Sauteed-Duck-Breast-with-Figs-and-Port-1145



    I've seen purple beans before, but I haven't cooked with them recently.

    And yes, that simple salad we had was awesome. Want moar.
     


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    Ad Hoc or TFL? Which cookbook should I get?
     


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    yup. I've seen them around plenty of times, but as you can see they don't always make for the best of presentation.
     


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    You say predictable, I say "The right way to eat it."
     


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    i say it depends on what kind of cooking you want to do. TFL is more fun to read and, honestly, I think you learn more from it because it was his first book he explains a lot of things that don't get covered in Ad Hoc.
     


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    I'd say go for Ad Hoc. Over the past two years or so, I've cooked more from there than any other book and IMO it helps to build a really solid foundation in home cooking that you can later use in other books (like TFL). It's also vegetable heavy which I like.

    and honestly, I know very little about fine cooking (thought I think I cut the onions at casa de Manton quite thin and fairly consistent) and while I've done maybe a dozen recipes from TFL (with some very solid success mind you), I think Ad Hoc is much more approachable and the recipes are much more forgiving.
     


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    mgm,

    what do you do all day that you dont have time for breakfast and lunch??
     


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    He shops for and prepares dinner like folks did in olden days
     


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    ... back when women cared and knew their place in the house.
     
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    A lot of it also depends on how much of a perfectionist you are. As manton said, TFL has a lot to teach, but if you are going to get upset if something isn't perfect and throw a fit, then it is a bad place to start. I bought my mother Ad Hoc for her birthday, and she seems to love it.
     


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    Cambodian salad with roast chicken on the side
     


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    It's not that I don't have time, I just usually don't need more than one meal a day. If I do feel hungry, I just make some bacon and eggs, or a simple Lyonnaise salad.
     


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    1- I apologize. I'll use green beans next time.
    2- Well, how should I use dots? I just put one next to each cube of foie. What's wrong with that?
    3- It's not that I need fruit, but, rather, I enjoy eating fruit with my cheese.
     
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