Archive for February, 2009|Monthly archive page

One Minute Claw Of The Conciliator

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The Claw of the Conciliator, by Gene Wolfe, reviewed on a hill on the Long Beach Peninsula, over Presidents Day weekend, 2009.

One Minute Platonic and Archimedean Solids

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Platonic & Archimedean Solids by Daud Sutton, reviewed.

One Minute List – 10 Classic Cookbooks

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Ten classic cookbooks, any of which would add significantly to your culinary collection.  My favorite is James Beard, but I bet you’ll have your own – if it’s not on this list, shoot me a video response showing me your favorite classic cookbook.  Find this list at Worldcat (and therefore in your library):

One Minute List 26 regional cookbooks

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Here are a bunch of cookbooks showing how to make the cuisines of various regions of the world.  Personally, I think some cuisines are more distinct than others, and that some regional cuisines are less “regional cuisine” and more “local ingredients used in fancy restaurants.”  For example – hazelnuts.  I live in the northwest, but i don’t often eat or cook with hazelnuts, yet they seem to be integral to the perception of Northwest cuisine in Northwest cookbooks.  What do you think?  You can see the books in this list at Worldcat, and find out if your library owns a copy:

One Minute List – Cookbooks that are very specific

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A list of cookbooks that have a very specific use – if you find yourself in possession of several boxes of Chinese vegetables, for example, or if it’s blueberry season, or if you’d really like to hunt for your own wild game and then cook it while at the Indie 500.  Maybe your in-laws are Trekkies, and you want to impress them with an authentic Klingon Thanksgiving Feast.  Or you’ve just met a time traveler, and you’d like to cook them something from their own time, so that their internal workings don’t freak out when suddenly accosted by the masses of chemicals and poisons in modern processed food.  You know, normal, everyday stuff like that.

One Minute Bishop In The West Wing

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The Bishop In The West Wing, by Andrew M. Greeley, on audiobook, reviewed.

One Minute List – 13 Books about Science and Math

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13 Books about science and math.  By reading these fine narratives, one may hope to obtain the highest level of scientific and mathematical enlightenment available to someone who hasn’t actually spent their entire life studying science and math.

One Minute Naked Detective

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The Naked Detective by Laurence Shames, on audiobook, reviewed.

One Minute Rumpole Primrose

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Rumpole and the Primrose Path, by John Mortimer, the audiobook, reviewed at the big One Minute Critic event, Jan. 22, 2009!  And look – I’m wearing a suit!

One Minute Sparrow

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The Sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell, reviewed at the big One Minute Critic event, Jan. 22, 2009!