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Dirty Sugar Cookies: Culinary Observations, Questionable Taste Paperback – May 19, 2006

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Halliday's recipes are easy to follow and offer the same wit with which she peppers all of her writing. A fun, touching and wholly absorbing read, Dirty Sugar Cookies is a perfectly mixed combination of food and memoir writing. --Gapers Block

Dirty Sugar Cookies clearly elucidates Halliday's love of food... a memoir of a sort of half-assed epicure, a person who has expansive tastes, but has to make do with the time she has. --Kyle Ryan, The Onion AV Club

"Dirty Sugar Cookies is a sardonic romp...a great read." Michael Nagrant, Contributing Writer -- Chicago Journal, July 5, 2006

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Dirty Sugar Cookies: Culinary Observations, Questionable Taste is a love letter to everything I've ever eaten and a few of the things I wish I hadn't. I might add that it's got one of the gnarliest indexes I've ever seen, short of The Merck Manual. It made me so hungry, I had to start a food blog just to justify some of the crazy things I've stuffed in my pie-hole over the years. (I eventually realized that blogging's not for a hard core zinester like me, but you can find the archives online if you search for "Dirty Sugar Cookies Eggplant Tofu" which is what I always do when I'm trying to remember how to make my husband's favorite recipe.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Seal Press (May 19, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580051502
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580051507
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 6.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #916,761 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By J. Topp on May 17, 2006
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As a professional cook and boringly-avid reader of coobooks and food memoirs, this one--dare I say it--hit the spot. Halliday's self-deprecating honesty, sense of crazy fun and scary talent of total recall about growing up in the seventies and all the cream-of soup casseroles that entailed made it a read-in-one-sitting book. All that with some saliva-inducing recipes. So fun!
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Ayun Halliday remembers the details, and relating them brings humor and poignancy to her writing. I've relished each page of the three books of her's I've read, because she is clever, wide-open and specific - if you relate to her, boy, do you relate. I am a crunchy progressive Mommy who is also a child of the 70's, and Ayun Halliday speaks my language. I will read anything she writes.
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Ayun Halliday is one of my all time favorite writers. Her style cracks me up and I love her cooking flair in this book. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to cook and also has a sense of humor. Ayun rules!
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I loved this food memoir, it made me think about growing up in the 70's and brought back many good food memories.
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Every one of Ayun's books has been a can't-put-it-down-er for me, and i go into withdrawal in between books, waiting for a new one to come out. Luckily, her zine, The East Village Inky, keeps me going in between new books. I love her funny ways of sharing recipes and appreciate learning how to make a quiche in the quirkiest of ways. Ayun's ability to recreate her past experiences with food through stories is unique and well worth a read by all.
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This is a humorous food memoir, a series of food-based anecdotes that are funny and sometimes touching and that chart her journey from picky childhood eater to the mother of a picky childhood eater. Nothing about this really stands out, but I grinned a few times while reading it.
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Loved, loved, loved this book. Picked it up on a whim and then couldn't put it down again. Halarious! One of those snort-out-loud kind of books....I completely reccommend it if you are looking for something completly different from all the other books out there. So good in fact that now I am half-way through her travel book called "No Touch Monkey!" and it's right up there with "Dirty Sugar Cookies". Ayun Halliday doesn't hold back on anything and for that I say, thank you!!
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