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Amoretti Premium Apple Pie Syrup (750mL)
Amoretti Premium Apple Pie Syrup (750mL)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Sickeningly Sweet, September 3, 2013
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I've purchased quite a few Amoretti flavors and I like most of them. The caramel flavors are all different and still very delicious. This flavor however is pretty bad. Like most of the Amoretti flavors, I only used one pump in a glass of milk, but the smell of this is so sickeningly sweet, like a very cloying dry apple cider mixture, and the aftertaste is so unpleasant that I can't think of anything to use it in.
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Modern Art Desserts: Recipes for Cakes, Cookies, Confections, and Frozen Treats Based on Iconic Works of Art
Modern Art Desserts: Recipes for Cakes, Cookies, Confections, and Frozen Treats Based on Iconic Works of Art
by Caitlin Freeman
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $17.53
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Meh, May 8, 2013
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I purchased this book hoping for some really spectacular desserts. I'm not really a huge modern art fan and I'm not going to get into a debate about what is or isn't modern, but speaking as a relative layman, I was expecting bright, bold colors or unusual geometric designs used in most works by Picasso, Kandinsky, Lichtenstein, or Richter. You know, maybe an Andy Warhol inspired rainbow sherbet colored cake? While the book describes some intricate desserts, I agree with another reviewer that the cover is as cool as it gets. That is the cake with the most color. Everything else is brown and white. Richard Avedon cake? A white cake with some black bees on it. On the other hand, the book does provide some textbook information on each artist referenced, but in that same token, it tries too hard to be something other than a cake book. Honestly, traditional sarawak layer cakes are more modern art looking than most of the cakes in this book. http://www.amazon.com/Sarawak-Layer-Cake-Asiah-Urus/dp/981435161X


Dirt Candy: A Cookbook: Flavor-Forward Food from the Upstart New York City Vegetarian Restaurant
Dirt Candy: A Cookbook: Flavor-Forward Food from the Upstart New York City Vegetarian Restaurant
by Ryan Dunlavey
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.99
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Vegetarian Comic Book, August 23, 2012
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I was looking for some new and unusual vegetarian recipes and thought I'd try this book, although I'd never heard of the restaurant. When I received the book, I was sort of pleasantly surprised to find that it was in a graphic novel format. The book relates a number of the restaurant owner's personal stories, including among other things, why we should cook with oil and why she charges $14 for a plate of salad. The book is interesting, and the recipes are innovative and original (they include a few vegetable desserts), but they are really rather secondary to the owner's story. If you are the sort of person who is looking for a cookbook with lots of recipes and pretty color photographs, this is not the book for you, but if you're a fan of graphic novel art and unusual cooking memoirs, this will be a good fit.
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Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Book
Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Book
by Sean Vahey
Edition: Paperback
Price: $15.11
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Variety but not for the Basics, May 4, 2012
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This cookbook is funny, interesting, and very different from nearly every other ice cream cookbook that I've read. The reader gets a very good idea of the colorful lives (Tranny Smackdown contest?) and the dedication of the authors (after all, you're dedicated if you have ice cream tattooed on your arms.) However, this book is not for someone looking for a beginner's primer with ordinary flavors. It does have some normal flavors such as Here's Your Damn Chocolate Ice Cream, but the majority of the book is strange flavor combinations such as foie gras ice cream. The recipes are fairly simple, even if they sound a little strange, and do not require unusual equipment beyond a basic Cuisinart ice cream machine or you can even make them old school style with a container and a spatula. So if you're looking for inventive ice cream flavors or just a fun food read, this is the book for you. If you're looking for the mundane, you should probably look elsewhere.


Trauma Team - Nintendo Wii
Trauma Team - Nintendo Wii
Price: $25.99
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Refreshing Twist on a Great Series, May 21, 2010
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Trauma Team is the fifth game of the Trauma Center series but it's a very different sort of game. Unlike the previous games which focus primarily on emergency procedures and surgery, Trauma Team has six different characters each with his or her own specialty in the fields of surgery, forensics, first response, diagnosis, endoscopy, and orthopedics. Each character has a completely unique personality and the game has nearly full voice acting. Character designs are pretty much in the same style, but the animation is cleaner and edgier because it incorporates comic book-like cutscenes. What really sets the game apart from the rest of the series is the incorporation of the different specialties. Although the surgery component is still more or less the same as in previous games, the other types of specialties add an interesting twist to the game. For instance, the forensics cases could very much be a game on their own. The cases are extremely immersive and they feel more like part of an episode of your favorite crime drama. Similarly diagnosis presents you with a patient and requires you to determine what the underlying illness is by running examinations and questioning the patient. Overall, the experience is deeper and allows for more interaction with the game environment. This is a great new entry to the series and definitely worth a try if you enjoyed the prior Trauma Center games but were getting tired of the repetitive gameplay.


Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking
Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking
by Eileen Yin-Fei Lo
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $35.06
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60 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Authentic Chinese Cuisine, January 8, 2010
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This cookbook, like most of Eileen Yin-Fei Lo's cookbooks, is focused on authentic Chinese cuisine and is not a Chinese takeout cookbook. As the book does not cut corners, it includes the presence of some Chinese ingredients which may be difficult to find outside an Asian supermarket. For example, the cookbook includes a number of recipes which would be considered banquet or special occasion foods and include ingredients such as Shark's Fin and Bird's Nest. Nevertheless, this book does include a number of everyday recipes such as Ma Po Tofu and Hunan Hot and Spicy Shrimp, which can be made after a trip to the Asian foods aisle of most supermarkets, and provides useful recipes for Chinese sauces, such as XO sauce, which are usually purchased prepared. This cookbook is definitely geared toward people who are more accustomed to traditional Chinese cooking or are interested in how Chinese food is outside the local takeout place. Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking includes a number of beautiful pictures of the prepared food and provides a taste of what Chinese home cooking can really be like.


Time on Earth
Time on Earth
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reflective and Beautiful, October 29, 2009
This review is from: Time on Earth (Audio CD)
If you're new to Crowded House, you should probably start with Recurring Dream: The Very Best of Crowded House, but if you're a long time Crowded House/Split Enz/Neil Finn fan, then this album is a welcome addition to an already amazing collection. This album is music from an older, wiser Neil Finn; reflective and mature, and as a number of other reviews have already stated, haunting. His music is always lovely, but his lyrics are heartfelt and many times inscrutible. Those who have not listened to Finn since he left Crowded House may find that this album is not the same sort of pop music it was in Together Alone. I believe that's because Finn's composition for Crowded House was always tighter and more controlled than work on his own albums or in the Finn Brothers, where allowed himself more freedom to take changes and be creative. Time on Earth began as a Neil Finn solo album and was slowly changed after the death of Paul Hester. The effects of its origin as a Neil Finn album and the influence of Hester's death can be heard throughout the album. For instance, it is still experimental and unusual in "Transit Lounge," but its dour and mournful mood can be heard throughout the album in songs such as "Pour Le Monde" and "Nobody Wants To." Nevertheless, Time on Earth is an album that is filled with contemplation and love.


Takashi's Noodles
Takashi's Noodles
by Takashi Yagihashi
Edition: Paperback
Price: $18.46
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81 of 83 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Japanese Noodle Cookbook, July 22, 2009
This review is from: Takashi's Noodles (Paperback)
This wonderful cookbook specializes in Japanese noodles and includes a number of variations for udon, soba, and ramen. It includes detailed descriptions of ingredients and a little bit of background on each style of noodle. Although I haven't made the handmade soba noodles, I have tried the udon recipes and they came out better than most Japanese restaurants. Please do not be put off by the review stating that this is a horrible book because the short ribs are not cooked long enough. The recipe included in this book is for Japanese style beef short ribs which are a half inch thick cut along the bias, as you would see in shabu-shabu or Korean barbeque recipes, and therefore a minute per side is a reasonable estimate.
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