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Old 10-20-2010, 01:36 AM   #14481
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Check out this negative review (it's a review of Savory Baking):

This was a difficult cookbook to review because the recipes are so different from anything I normally eat either at home or at fine restaurants. Others have detailed the recipes and written about the contents, so I'll stick to the title and what I found to eat. The title is hugely mis-leading. I expected to see cakes, cookies, desserts and more desserts. Even the names that begin with that in mind, do not end on the dessert tray: Scones - stuffed with Carmelized red onions and brie, chicken dijon brown betty, and even onion, fennel, and orange upside down shortcake. Are you kidding me? I'm sorry, but I can't even pick anything out that sounds remotely appetizing. Okay, I lied. I really did find one item: Portobello mushroom, rosemary, and shalot cream clafouti. It was good, however, it was extremely rich and each serving was the equivalent of two servings for me and my wife. But even that was so out of the ordinary, that I doubt that we'd make it again. I've eaten at some fancy restaurants, and even there, I never saw anything like these foods. However, and this is big caveat, if you want to make something that your friends are sure to have never eaten in their lives, this is the cookbook for you.

Oy vey.
I also can't help but get a kick out of the word "fancy" showing up.

It gets better when someone points out that he doesn't seem to know what "savory" means:

Sure, and I tried to explain that nothing here seemed savory to me. I can't even begin to think about the combinations that are tried. Even the mushroom recipe was only savory for a mouthful of two before it got to the point of too much richness. I'm sure that others will love it. As I said, it's not for me.
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Check out this negative review (it's a review of Savory Baking):

This was a difficult cookbook to review because the recipes are so different from anything I normally eat either at home or at fine restaurants. Others have detailed the recipes and written about the contents, so I'll stick to the title and what I found to eat. The title is hugely mis-leading. I expected to see cakes, cookies, desserts and more desserts. Even the names that begin with that in mind, do not end on the dessert tray: Scones - stuffed with Carmelized red onions and brie, chicken dijon brown betty, and even onion, fennel, and orange upside down shortcake. Are you kidding me? I'm sorry, but I can't even pick anything out that sounds remotely appetizing. Okay, I lied. I really did find one item: Portobello mushroom, rosemary, and shalot cream clafouti. It was good, however, it was extremely rich and each serving was the equivalent of two servings for me and my wife. But even that was so out of the ordinary, that I doubt that we'd make it again. I've eaten at some fancy restaurants, and even there, I never saw anything like these foods. However, and this is big caveat, if you want to make something that your friends are sure to have never eaten in their lives, this is the cookbook for you.

Oy vey.
I also can't help but get a kick out of the word "fancy" showing up.

It gets better when someone points out that he doesn't seem to know what "savory" means:

Sure, and I tried to explain that nothing here seemed savory to me. I can't even begin to think about the combinations that are tried. Even the mushroom recipe was only savory for a mouthful of two before it got to the point of too much richness. I'm sure that others will love it. As I said, it's not for me.
You gotta understand all the words in the title, people! LOL (That stuff sounds good; I put cooked onions into everything!)
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I don't know what's sadder. The fact that I always sing along to "Ice Ice Baby" or that I know every. single. word.
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I don't know what's sadder. The fact that I always sing along to "Ice Ice Baby" or that I know every. single. word.
Girl, were you watching Rachael Ray? Because I was singing right along with him thinking "Man, I need to add this to my iPod because I love this cheesy damn song." So if it is sad, then let everyone cry us a river while we get our boogie on!
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I don't know what's sadder. The fact that I always sing along to "Ice Ice Baby" or that I know every. single. word.
Girl, were you watching Rachael Ray? Because I was singing right along with him thinking "Man, I need to add this to my iPod because I love this cheesy damn song." So if it is sad, then let everyone cry us a river while we get our boogie on!
Yes I was!

He was my one teeny bopper crush so I had posters of him all over my wall. I saw him in concert when he was with MC Hammer. Oh lawd, I hope I haven't completely humiliated myself by admitting that.
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:14 AM   #14487
 
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The reviews for this book pain me. One person maligns the lemon thyme shortbread and how it's just not a cookie and she could not get used to the idea.

I ended up trying the Lemon Thyme Shortbread. I think it's misleading to call it a cookie. It tastes like a cracker, rather than a cookie. It would be well suited to being served with vegetables and dip as an appetizer.

Well no kidding it's not a cookie! And yeah, it's not dessert. Again, sort of implied by the book title.
Even worse is that another reviewer points out how there are no crackers in the book:

My second observation was that there was no Spanikopita recipe - not the full-sized version, not the individual trianglular appetizer version popularized in California a few years back. Nothing. Nada. Zip. And that seems decidedly odd to me. If there was one single savory recipe that I would expect any volume of "savory baking" to contain, that one recipe would be Spanikopita, followed closely by Cheese Straws. There is no Cheese Straw recipe either. No crackers, no yeasted breads of any sort, very few tarts and no Mushroom Quiche.

Umm, what? Why on earth would the author have to put spanikopita in the book?

But this is where this particular reviewer really loses it:

]A goodly number of the remainder are for items that while they might be cooked in an oven, are not generally considered baked goods - bread pudding, claflouti, crumbles, betties and even souffles. I have an extensive cookbook collection - more than 350 volumes that date back well over a century. Nowhere in all of those books can I find a single instance of a souffle recipe (or any of these other "casserole" type recipes) given in a baking section. Thus, while the recipes here might be savory, many of them are not "baking" by any traditional definition.

I don't know what 350 volumes this person owns that doesn't have bread pudding or cobblers in the baking section!

Plus more comments along the lines of "ooh, fancy" that go on about how odd everything is because they've never had it.
Honestly, the book is just pointing out what people fail to notice. For example, a clafouti is really no different than a baked pancake (think Yorkshire pudding). Calling it a clafouti makes it seem more unusual than it really is. A cobbler has a biscuit topping which in itself isn't sweet, so it's no stretch from something like pot pie. A betty has toasted breadcrumbs, so really the book features a saucy chicken dish with crispy breadcrumbs.
Pate a choux isn't sweet, so Caprese-stuffed profiteroles is again, just a name. Think gougeres.
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:44 AM   #14488
 
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I love savory so it all sounds good to me!! Lemon thyme shortbread!! Yum!
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:08 AM   #14489
 
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I want a pulled pork taco.
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:13 AM   #14490
 
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Can this week just be over? Please? Pretty please with sugar on top?

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Old 10-20-2010, 10:21 AM   #14491
 
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:06 PM   #14492
 
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So someone from York UK tried to access my facebook account and someone from Sao Paolo Brasil did too. Hahahahaha! You didn't get in!!
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:17 PM   #14493
 
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:28 PM   #14494
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I thought girls were supposed to be easier to get along with once we got out of high school? Why do I feel like I'm in 13th grade right now? I'm really sick of this.
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Old 10-20-2010, 02:30 PM   #14497
 
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Dear ATT,
I like you, I really do. But I hate that you are making me get rid of my old phone because the sim card won't be compatible with your new system. Or some such thing. I love my old phone. It always works. When no one else can get a signal, I can. I drop it, sit on it, get it wet. It never breaks.
I'm having a breakdown looking at new phones. I hate them. Too big, too heavy, too much crap I don't need and won't use. I feel sorry for the kid who has to wait on me when I go to the ATT store this week.
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So someone from York UK tried to access my facebook account and someone from Sao Paolo Brasil did too. Hahahahaha! You didn't get in!!
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Facebook tells you when someone tries to hack in. I had someone from Ireland try to hack mine once.
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:05 PM   #14499
 
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i "dislike" when girls look at me and immedietly assume im a slut or some rude stuck up *****, im not.. oh and when you see me with my daughter, dont be rude to me and call me a slut under your breath!

i am what i am, but you could at least get to KNOW me before assuming im this "person" YOU invented me to be!!
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You are an adult. I trust your judgment. You will do for you what you need to do.

I just hope you don't come to me with the ******** you har in the past: I couldn't help it! She just did (fill in blank).

I won't be having any of that foolishness. I'm not your ex.
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