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Initial post: Aug 28, 2006 5:04:06 PM PDT
Iron Arrow says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2006 1:36:21 PM PDT
Shancha says:
It's sad that you feel that way. I for one don't have this book. But when it's released a will pick up a copy for myself and a few others on my Christmas list.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2006 6:47:03 PM PDT
TF says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 22, 2006 9:22:42 AM PDT
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John says:
I think IJHFTF:TDC is probably intended for people who came late to the Good Eats/Food Network party, and for foodies like me who otherwise hadn't yet sprung for the original book (I do own IJHFMF). A lot of popular books get released in second, third, etc. editions, although most usually don't come with extras. I guess I'm just not seeing the subterfuge...

As for double dipping, check out Cook's Illustrated ("New Best Recipe" followed by all the niche books: "Baking Illustrated", "Best American Classics", "Best 30-minute Recipe", "Quick Recipe") or Mark Bittman's "How to Cook Everything" series. Both have a master tome, then each additional book in the series is mostly a rehashed, categorized subset of recipes in the main book with a few new ones thrown in for good measure. Those are cases where the casual buyer might not realize they were buying duplicates over and over (verbatim, in many cases). I don't think that's the case here with IJHFTF:TDC, it seems obvious to me exactly what I'll get for my twenty bucks...

I'll agree that I would like to see AB put out new, original work outside of Good Eats and Feasting on Asphalt.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2006 12:57:09 PM PDT
S. Nebel says:
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E. Malahy says:
Wow. I'm constantly amazed that people are saying "I feel short changed because I bought a book that told me exactly what it was!"

The "Director's Cut" analogy the book makes ON THE COVER is 100% accurate. So how do you feel the need to get upset?! Every single cookbook on the planet that tries to be a general purpose cookbook gets revised and updated in increments...

Look at Joy of Cooking! Are they trying to double dip? No, they're just trying to keep the book up to date, so people can purchase it knowing it's not 75 years old. Same applies here.
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I'm Just Here for the Food: Version 2.0 by Alton Brown (Hardcover - October 1, 2006)
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