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Beachbum Berry's Taboo Table Spiral-bound – February 9, 2005


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Product Details

  • Spiral-bound: 96 pages
  • Publisher: SLG Publishing (February 9, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0943151996
  • ISBN-13: 978-0943151991
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,337,704 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on April 10, 2005
Format: Spiral-bound
Beachbum Berry's Taboo Table: Tiki Cuisine From Polynesian Restaurants Of Yore is a unique collection of South Sea themed vintage recipes that is enhanced with an informed and informative history of tiki cuisine from the first Polynesian setters to the last remaining Polynesian restaurants. From Crab Rangoon; Shrimp Luau; Chicken of the Gods; and Javanese Lamb Sate; to Shellfish Polynesian; Pitcairn Salad; Mai Tai Pie; and Molokai Mule, this compendium of dishes and drinks is a welcome and recommended, spiral bound and celebratory addition to any multi-cultural kitchen cookbook collection.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. C. Koch on February 15, 2007
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This book is a nice cross section of the Tikis of yore, with a focus on the food rather than the drinks (though there's a few). My only disappointment with this book is that the its fabrication is less than spectacular. Other than that, the content is great. When I cook with it, I'll probably just copy the receipes as to not risk damaging it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael A. Duvernois TOP 1000 REVIEWER on November 13, 2008
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This is a food-centered book from Beachbum Berry, following his brilliant Grog Log which recreates the classic exotic cocktails. The couple of recipes that I've tried turned out well, but the cookbook is a little minimal, especially in terms of presentation. After all, good food was not the main reason to go to Trader Vic's, was it? Strong drinks and exotic atmosphere had to be higher on the list. And the atmosphere/presentation is a bit lacking in this book. But really, I shouldn't focus on a minor gripe in a positive review! Beachbum Berry has done more than anyone to bring the tastes of the tiki/tropical/south seas/exotica movement back to us. And this is a fine work in that direction.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By abs1nth3 on January 29, 2010
Format: Spiral-bound
A must have for the Tiki buff!

While Currently out of print, Taboo Table is scheduled to be reprinted in late January 2010, so don't waste your money on the current offers...
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This is not the strongest of Jeff "Beachbum" Berry's many other, excellent, works on Tiki cocktail history and mixology. The drinks recipes themselves are excellent, but there are too few of them. The rest of the recipes are food recipes and while that's not the problem, the problem IS that these recipes which Berry has unearthed after a whole lot of trouble simply aren't all worth unearthing.

Tiki establishments were known for their drinks and not their food. (The only exception to this rule was/is Trader Vic's. Look for the books written by "Trader Vic" Bergeron himself.)

Get this to complete your Beachbum collection and for the very cool Kevin Kidney illustrations, but skip the food recipes and jump straight to the cocktails.
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