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I've read the introduction and the first two pages and am already in love. I feel as if we are living the same Mom life and it's so reassuring. "Sometimes we epically fail, and those are the moments when, I think, we have to laugh." Love this. Can't wait to read more!
This book will have you laughing so hard you will spew Diet Coke out of your nose at one essay and then start tearing up at the next. This is a very heart-felt, sweetly written book full of humor and honesty and comraderie for parents of all stations of life. Buy it. You will be glad you did.
This book had me LOLing in the doctor's office. The author has a great handle on the ironies of mommy-hood and a hysterical way of relating them to all of us. We've all been there, and this author sums it up and then some. Great read!
Its a good app if you get the whole app after paying for it. I know its only like $2 for the full app but if you don't pay for it you literally get nothing from the app besides the weekly picture and weight estimate. Kind of pointless. Full app adds more stuff but its not very great either I recommend Ovia Pregnancy app if you're looking for a good pregnancy app.
I love the weekly info, I hate hownlate in the day it notifies me of my new week. By then I've already read it. Also at 31 weeks it says "bany" not baby and um I would prefer the option to put my information in metrics system "kg" and "cm" isnt helpful and its a lot more work for me to have tonput in to see my babys development. Not to mention I stopped even bothering with the pictures and the entries. And why did I pay for the "extras" aka useless info? Witha few fixes this could be a great app.
If you are downloading it for the diary, don't bother. I tried 15 times and only one entry actually saved and you can't go back and edit them. It would also be nice if you could add more than one picture. The weekly pictures and information are good though.
My daughters really enjoyed reading this book. The illustrations are fun to look at while listening to the enthusiastic voice of the narrator. The story is relatable to experiences of young children on their first day of school. Both of the games are educational and fun to play. We look forward to reading more of Abigail's Tales in the future!
I read this book very quickly because it appealed to me. If you love animals and want them to have the best life possible by their lights and less by what we humans think is necessary or cute then you will enjoy it. However the writing was very conversational and full of colloquialisms that interfered with my reading comfort level. On the other hand i loved her humor and resilience, as well as the educational subject matter. Now i will see if i can find reruns of her tv show here in the United States.
Good cookbook for the gluten free crowd. I am not on a gluten free diet, but I have been testing these recipes (30 of them to be more precise) and so far it's a good cookbook. I read someone`s review saying the book is a roller coaster ride and I agree. Ups and downs. A few of the recipes I tried were not successful at home. And a handful were excellent. But again, some people love the book and have greater success with the very recipes I struggled with. What gives? All photos you see here are mine, you can see more and also read about each recipe I tried at 30recipes30days (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).
I agree with other commenters that this book should have advertised itself more honestly as a "gluten-free" cookbook, as the baked items are in fact flourless. It disappointed me, too, until I actually tried some of the recipes, and they are quite good! I find her writing to be refreshingly straightforward, honest, and not overdone. Her husband's books are outstanding and I would not be the baker I am without them, but I wish he had had her do the writing, as she has more skill as a writer than he does (or maybe just a better editor). Like others I am frustrated by the apparent error in the corn souffle recipe, but I have not found any other errors, and I disagree that this book is "fussy" or difficult. I have not experienced that. It is true the baking recipes require some materials you may not have -- coconut flour, brown rice flour, coconut sugar. But take thirty bucks to a decent grocery store and you will have what you need (plus a generous amount of almond flour, which will add to the bill if you don't already have it.) I have less experience with the non-baking recipes but what I have done has worked well. This is a good book and it has something for everyone, from jam and pickles through breakfast, lunch, dinner, salad, and dessert, as well as food for gatherings. If you are expecting something simple and traditional, it may not be the book for you, but it is not at all the fussy and over-detailed work some here seem to be accusing it of. She even tells you how to make applesauce, for crying out loud. Her love of real food with real flavors, and her appreciation of the role food plays in our lives really comes through, but does not intrude on the recipes. Oh and also, the book is tough as hell. Thick binding, and thick pages that you can literally wash off with a rag. This book is worth the money.
Yummiest recipes I've ever tried. The (gluten free) coffee cake is a must make. I was hesitant at first because of the long list of ingredients in many of the recipes. But it's been fun and it gets easier to make healthy yummy recipes for myself and the family!!
I have every book written by this dynamic duo (Elisabeth Prueitt, Chad Robertson). Love everything they have done until now.I did not realize the book would be so heavy on the 'gluten-free' perspective. Many of the 'baking' items require 2-4 different flours. Cornstarch, brown rice flour, almond flour, oat flour, tapioca flour, sweet-rice flour....etc, etc, etc.I most likely will not attempt any of the baked items that looked so good at first from the table of n't get me wrong, this is a BEAUTIFUL book, and I REALLY appreciate Elisabeth's commitment to the gluten-free lifestyle. I myself tend to steer clear of gluten, and carbohydrates, however when I cook, I cook for e 'Basics' section is exactly as described...very basic. Gremolata, Aioli, Salsa Verde, Chimichurri...think a very scaled down version of the book 'Bar Tartine'. That being said it is exactly as the title suggest, 'Home Cook'. This is a great tome for your home, especially if you need to cut gluten out of your diet.I love pretty much everything that Prueitt and Robertson create, and while I do like the book, I didn't think it was as epic as their previous works.On another note, construction of the book is amazing, this book will be around a long time. Binding is great, cover is strong, and I love the sewn-in bookmark. Pages are substantial and will hold up to any notes you decide to write in as you explore everyday recipes you can incorporate into your daily e 'Greenest Goddess Dressing' has a great history and I look forward to trying Elisabeth's version. The inclusion of Hazelnuts in her version of a Romesco sauce looks really interesting as well. While her recipe for 'Chicken Stock' seems a bit basic for such an accomplished chef, I believe this is something every home cook should be doing, and the fact it has all but disappeared in the home is disappointing, so I'm very glad she included it.I also love her inclulsion of a couple of recipes (crepes) using buckwheat. Her breakdown of how to boil an egg is excellent, yet another one of those things people tend to overlook.Her 'Soups' and 'Salads' sections I think are the brightest points and I am very-much looking forward to doing these.Out of all this, I think the section of the book I am most impressed with and happy to see is the section titled 'Gatherings'. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that she has done this and wish more authors would. Cooking is about friends, family, good wine, great food, and an evening of relaxation. Her section on it exemplifies everything I love about the kitchen arts. I think I would like to see her next book be simply titled 'Gathering', where she outlines how to put ideas MMATION: Not as impressed as I was with their other works, but I will ALWAYS be a fan, and will happily pre-order everything they do in the future. If you are wondering whether or not you should own this book, my advice is this. ABSOLUTELY! It's still a great book, and with folks like Elisabeth and Chad around you can bet we will be eating very well, for a very long time. Thanks Prueitt for your contribution to this great art!
I saw another review of this book complaining of all the "weird" gluten-free baking recipes. Reading that let me know: this is the cookbook for me! Anyone who has gluten sensitivity probably already has ten different "weird" flours in the house anyway - I know I sure do. This cookbook is amazing. It's written by someone who really knows food. It is written by someone who is gluten-sensitive (but not Celiac) like is book contains numerous inspiring "weird" gluten-free baking recipes.I plan to start baking again this weekend using the recipes in Tartine All Day and I have a lot of confidence that my results will be much better. I have made her pancake recipe and it pleased the whole family. Like with any gluten-free facsimile, adjustments are necessary - the case of pancakes, keep the skillet a little cooler than you would use for wheat-based down side: Ms. Prueitt references her baker-husband's slow-rise traditional breads but doesn't include a basic recipe for same. It would have been a wonderful addition to include just one recipe for those (like me & the author) who can tolerate occasional wheat bread when baked in the most traditional manner (sourdough, slow rise). But maybe he has his own book?The rest of the book contains recipes and ideas that are inspiring and happen to be gluten-free. It's written for real people who have jobs and kids and don't spend their evenings producing food that looks like a magazine cover photo - families who want food that tastes good and is made from real ingredients. Don't buy it because the recipes are gluten-free - buy it because it's well-written, nicely illustrated, and written by someone who seriously knows and understands food.
Seriously. My GF friends need this. Tartine All Day is great wealth of modern basics and truly wonderful, mainly gluten free recipes to make and serve without hesitation. Having taught cooking in my glutinous days, it is wonderful to find a cookbook full of delicious celiac-friendly recipes that I can dive into with wild abandon without crazy flours and slightly odd results. I can proudly serve the results to friends who will have no idea we're all eating GF. Thank you Elizabeth!
I love Tartine, I idolize Chad and Elizabeth, and I was really looking forward to receiving this book. However, I have yet to be impressed with a single recipe. I have made the cheesy corn souffle (estimating some proportions as some of the instructions are missing). The cider caramel ribs were not that great. The cream cheese dough is impossible to form into a ball without adding liquid (still haven't baked it off, so I am not sure of the flavor/texture). The fruit cobbler (or buckle, whatever it is...) was not great either. Everything is just lackluster in flavor, and I regret spending so much money on the gluten-free flours that are unlikely to get used.
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