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  • Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter (STAE121)
    Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter (STAE121)
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    You can make a Thunderbolt adapter for your RED SSD Reader with this!

  • Lucky Peach Issue 3
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    McSweeney's Insatiables

    This is a foodie magazine beyond compare! Current Issues are under $10, issue #1 is over $185 today!

  • On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen
    On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen
    by Harold McGee
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    Bongo Ties - What would I do without them!

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    This is an awesome little coffee maker, the best, least bitter coffee I have ever made!

  • Ruhlman's Twenty: 20 Techniques 100 Recipes A Cook's Manifesto
    Ruhlman's Twenty: 20 Techniques 100 Recipes A Cook's Manifesto
    by Michael Ruhlman

    See my post in the Food blog, if I was going to recomend one book for a cook who wants to improve, this would be it!

  • The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman
    The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman
    by Timothy Ferriss

    A very sensible guide to eating that doesn't feel like a diet and provides results!

Tuesday
Apr102012

Tim Ferriss - How to peel a hard boiled egg!

Hard boiled eggs are a great go-to snack when you are trying to avoid the usual high sugar, quick carb snacks that are normal habit. I have been having trouble peeling the shells and this video was an eureka moment for me!

Sunday
Apr082012

Orlando - Yellow Dog Eats

Yellow Dog Eats 

1236 Hempel Ave
Windermere, FL 34786
407-296-0609

This was the most fun restaurant I have ever been to. We were a group of about 8-10 visiting the area to make a wake-board video. Our buddy Shonka used to live near the restaurant and took us there, local hook-up.

I went there twice in my week long stay, and half of our crew went 4 times! The second night we went we had ribs waiting for us, best ribs I have ever ate. Period. Nice smoke flavor really moist and almost falling off the bone. The gold bbq sauce they make is outstanding. Next time I am in the area it will be my first stop. Oh yeah the tomato, mozzarella caprese type salad was yummy.

Today on Yelp they have 106 reviews and 4.5 stars, well deserved!

http://www.yelp.com/biz/yellow-dog-eats-windermere


Sunday
Apr082012

4 Hour Body

Okay I know this is in the foodie section, but I have to lose weight. I have been getting bigger for quite a while.

I ran across this book 4 Hour Body because I was listening to Nerdist podcast and one of the panel, Matt Myra was doing it. Then I started seeing the author Tim Ferriss and Kevin Rose on a video podcast called The Random Show. I followed this book for a while last year and it worked quite well. Time to rededicate myself to follow the guidlines, and see how well I can do.

As of now it has been a week, I lost about 7 pounds so far. It is a well written book on how to change your relationship with food.

Tuesday
Apr032012

A Great Read - Heat

Okay by read, I mean an audio book I listened to. Heat is a true story about the author Bill Buford who was writing and editing for New Yorker magazine. One day he throws a birthday dinner party for a friend and invites Mario Batali, who he didn't think would show up. Mario and he become friends and Bill asks to become a kitchen slave at Babbo, Batali's flagship restaurant. He thought he had some cooking skills but he really learns the difference between home and pro cooks. Later in the book he makes trips to Italy, learning pasta making from Batali's teacher. Later in Italy he starts an apprenticeship to a Dante quoting butcher. Not a new book but it is great if you want to step into someone else's shoes for a while. The narrator on this audio book was great, Michael Kramer totally took me on the theatre of the mind journey.

Here is an embeded video from the Charlie Rose Show where he talks to Bill Buford, great stories.

 

 

 

Tuesday
Apr032012

Ruhlman's Twenty

Michael Ruhlman is one of my favorite food authors. The first book I "read" was actually an audio book from Audible it was...

The Making of a Chef: Mastering Heat at the Culinary Institute of America

This was a really good story but I was disappointed that he didn't read it. He is all over television now as a judge on Iron Chef and with Anthony Bourdain on No Reservations and I am used to his voice. This book was early in his career so it was before he was a known personality, so no one was demanding to hear him back then. I got used to the narrator and it was a great story about him going through the paces of being a student at the Culinary Institute of America.

My new favorite book of his is "Ruhlman's Twenty" it isn't so much a cookbook as it is a guide. He teaches basic techniques, much like the vicarious CIA training in the Making of a Chef. It is a reference book that gives you basic skills that if you master them, you can go off and try all kinds of variations. The depth of the information and the breakdown of the 20 basic techniques is amazing. There are recipes in the book but I wouldn't call it a cook book, it is a cooking skills tutorial. Michael's wife Donna made the excellent photos in the book. Everyone who likes to cook should get this. Oh yes and this would make a horrible audio book!

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