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A very informative account of the conception, launch and first year of a brand new Grand Prix race team. The book is extremely well written and supplemented by beautiful photography in both b&w and colour.
Now that Stewart Grand Prix has been bought out by Jaguar, this book is a must for any Formula One fan and provides a much valued documentary of this era of Grand Prix history.
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This works both ways, as Hegel is pressed into the service of ideology by his friends. Worth the price of the book twice over is the series and expose on the 'end of history' mythology now liberal propaganda a la Fukuyama. This material arriving via Koyre and Kojeve with assistant packaging by Alan Bloom constitutes the core Hegel phantom in State Department piece de resistance that graced the end of the Cold War. It is a good example of the Hegel you thought you knew, but definitely didn't.
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This installment, the Book of Vegetarian Cooking, starts with a brief introduction into the basics of the vegetarian diet and then presents recipe suggestions for all major courses, from appetizers, starters and soups to salads, side dishes and desserts. Special chapters are dedicated to brunch and supper dishes, pizzas, pasta and rice dishes, pies, breads and dinner party dish suggestions. Classics such as couscous, tortilla, potato salad and Caesar salad appear next to more unusual dishes such as exotic fruit brulee, vegetable and fruit curry, and hazelnut crepes.
From apple tartlets to winter vegetable pie, these recipes, many of which contain suggestions for low-fat alternatives to rich cream and cheese, are a boost for any vegetarian household; as well as for those of us who are looking for ways to reduce the amount of meat we're eating, or simply want to bring healthy cooking back to our kitchens, one meal at a time.
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This installment, the Book of Soups, starts with a brief introduction into the different kinds of soups, and then presents recipe suggestions ranging from cold soups to soups for special occasions. Special chapters are dedicated to fish soups, cheese and egg soups, bean and grain soups, vegetable soups and meat soups. Classics such as borscht, bouillabaisse, consomme, French onion soup, various cream soups and chowders, gazpacho, goulash, hot and sour soup, minestrone, mulligatawny and stracciatella appear next to unique dishes such as carrot and cilantro soup, chilled plum soup and scallop and artichoke soup.
From avgolemono and beef and pasta soup to zucchini and tomato soup, this collection of recipes, while not all-encompassing, is a great introduction to the endless possibilities of dishing up a well-tasting soup - and at a relative bargain price, to boot.
Could someone out there PLEASE explain to me what "half and half" is? Maybe I have a disadvantage being British but I have not heard of this term before and it is preventing me from making some of my favourite dishes.
All the instructions for recipes such as Passatelli, Pesto Soup, Pavia Soup, Shrimp Bisque and Pumpkin Soup are clear and easy to follow as well as those for old favorites like French Onion. So why wait?
These series are a must-have resource for those who enjoy cooking and culinary art, both photographic and gastronomic!
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That being said, I was a bit disappointed in his book. I found it to be very uneven. Therea are some great 'bits', but there are many that are bad. Such as the first 'chapter' where the Kennedy's are the target of his wit. It fell short. Next is a slightly better, but still weak bit on the Hansons (does anyone even remember them?). As is "The Ford Tapes" where Stewart spoofs Ford and his brief presidency. The next bit that pokes fun at Martha Stewart is better. This one isn't bad. It falls in the middle category, because it wasn't all that great. "The New Judaism", which follows, is better still, though still not 'Laugh-out-loud" like one blurb announces. His next bit, better still, takes on Princess Di and Mother Teresa (showing that nothing is sacred to a comic who is truly cutting edge) in a series of letters Di sends to Teresa. "Local News" drops us back to the awfulness of the early bits as it gives us the death of the talking Taco Bell Chihuaha. It's only about two pages (thank god). But we go back to the quality of Di/Teresa with Stewart satirizing the last supper--we get the journal from the waiter. Nice touch. I don't know what to say about the next bit, which is Da Vinci's lost notebook. The next bit is "The Cult" which is really great. This is one of the bits where you see Stewart at his best. But we immeidately drop to a lame bit, "Five Under Five," which satirizes these lists of people to watch ('Best 25 Under 25'). Then is the postmodern/experimental bit, "The Recipe," which satirizes these awards shows that seem to populate the airwaves, appearing what i swear is every other night. The next bit takes on Bill Gates (and his selling of his soul to the devil), which is good, but not great (more Di than Cult). The next bit is Van Gogh in AOL chat rooms. Pretty realistic, and a nice effort, but there was so much that could have been done with it that just wasn't done. It fell a bit flat. "Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold", more of a dark humor short-short story, follows, and it isn't bad. The Larry King interview with Hitler that follows is great. I don't know if I'd say it or "The Cult" is better. Then he spoofs sitcoms by asking the what if: What if network tv had tried to work with Lenny Bruce to make a sitcome. Great stuff here (but you have to be familiar with Bruce's work to really get it). Then we finish up with a brief my spelling, Microsoft Spellchecker's Correction. Jon, it's been done before--way too many times. It's so cliche, it just can't be funny.
So, would I recommend you buy this book? Depends. If you are a Jon Stewart fan, then you will like the book. Also, there are the three great chapters--Lenny Bruce, Hitler's interview, and "The Cult"--as well as a few more good ones. Yeah, I'd say it's worth your money (better than getting another Reisner).
The book as a whole is quite enjoyable, though my own favorite essays are "The New Judaism", "Pen Pals", "Local News' and "The Last Supper, or the Dead Waiter". Great stuff!
I hope that Stewart continues to make literary contributions; there aren't that many comic talents who write actual comedic essays and instead rely on recording their usual stage patter.
Stewart lets loose in this book, writing about 20 essays that start (mostly) in reality and end up somewhere around Oz. Most essays involve the twisted private lives of famous people, hence the title. These include Hitler, Bill Gates, the Hansons, The Kennedys, Jesus, President Ford and Martha Stewart, no relation. Some comment on current forms of media, such as AOL chat rooms and over-hyped award shows.
Overall, this book is packed quirky little things that made me laugh out loud. It is very clever, very well written and very funny. For those who know Stewart through "The Daily Show," I think you'll know what to expect. For anyone who likes well-written satire that doesn't involve pigs named Napoleon, here's your book. Just a note: this probably isn't for the faint of heart or youngin's, especially Martha Stewart's essay. But it's still darn funny.
Thank you Jon Stewart. Quite a moment of Zen.
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This installment, the Book of Chicken Dishes, starts with a brief introduction on jointing a chicken, and then presents recipe suggestions for all major courses, from soups and starters to salads and snacks. Special chapters are dedicated to chicken canapés and finger food, classical chicken dishes, Tex Mex and far Eastern chicken dishes, chicken casseroles and pot pies, and chicken recipes from various parts of Europe. Classics such as chicken cacciatore, cassoulet, cordon bleu, fajitas, tacos, fricassee, drumsticks, pot pie, gumbo, jambalaya, sates, various chicken terrines, tandoori chicken, coq au vin, poulet au poivre, chicken Kiev and sweet and sour chicken appear next to unique dishes such as chicken, cheese and pear muffins, chicken and ham mousse, chicken livers Marsala, and nutty chicken strips.
From Arabian poussins (young chickens with couscous) to wrapped chicken terrine, this collection of recipes, while not all-encompassing, is a great introduction to the endless varieties of preparing chicken - and at a relative bargain price, to boot.
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This installment, the Book of Pasta, presents recipe suggestions for all major courses, from pasta soups to fried pasta and even desserts. Special chapters are dedicated to pasta salads, sauces, and main, oriental and vegetarian pasta dishes. Classics such as lasagna, ravioli, tortellini, béchamel, Bolognese, tomato and carbonara sauces, cannelloni, macaroni, pesto and spaghetti with meatballs appear next to unique dishes such as fish and pasta pie, lemon and green peppercorn sauce, pear and pasta pudding, spinach pasta roll and vermicelli flan.
From almond ravioli and raspberry sauce to zucchini and pasta mold, this collection of recipes, while not all-encompassing, is a great introduction to the endless possibilities of cutting dough into funny shapes or long stripes and mixing it with a delicious sauce - and at a relative bargain price, to boot. Also recommended for fans of Italian cooking: This series' installments on light pasta sauces, antipasti and pizzas and Italian breads.
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This installment, the Book of Pizzas and Italian Breads, starts with a brief introduction into the history of pizzas, the necessary equipment, a glossary of ingredients and a step-by-step guide to pizza crusts, and then presents recipe suggestions ranging from traditional pizzas to Italian breads. Special chapters are dedicated to quick and easy pizzas, pizzas for entertaining, pizzas for kids, pizzas from around the world, unusually shaped pizzas and dessert pizzas. Classics such as pizza Margherita, quattro stagioni, marinara and napolitana, bread sticks, various calzones, focaccia, polenta bread, panettone, and four cheese, Hawaiian and salami pizzas, appear next to unique recipes such as choc-truffle pizza, French brie pizza, grape bread, sausage and apple pizza, and sour cream and caviar pizza.
From apple pie pizza to whole wheat pizza dough, this collection of recipes, while not all-encompassing, is a great introduction to the endless possibilities of baking food on a slab of dough, covered with cheese - and at a relative bargain price, to boot. Also recommended for fans of Italian cooking: This series' installments on antipasti, pasta and light pasta sauces.