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The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook by Beth Hensperger
The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook

lulubel, January 15, 2014

Bread machines! Another of modern life's worthwhile conveniences. I was looking for an expansive cookbook so that I could go beyond the five or so recipes that came with my machine... and went with Hensperger's comprehensive tome.

There's a great variety of recipes here, and so far it seems that they are very compatible with my machine (I was a little nervous buying a slightly older book, but I guess bread technology hasn't really changed much). Good bread is good bread.

This isn't the kind of book where you can say, "I feel like some bread, I'll make some right now!" Ingredients aren't exactly exotic (dried potato flakes, vital gluten flour), but also stuff I would not normally have around the house. In fact, I really haven't gotten to use it too much because I keep realizing I'm missing one darned ingredient (vital gluten flour, by the way, is NOT easy to find... I found a tiny bag of Bob's Red Mill at Zupan's for nearly $8). But. It's nice to know I have a ton of possibilities sitting on the shelf, including gluten free options.
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Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker: 200 Recipes for Healthy and Hearty One-Pot Meals That Are Ready When You Are by Robin Robertson
Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker: 200 Recipes for Healthy and Hearty One-Pot Meals That Are Ready When You Are

lulubel, January 15, 2014

Excellent, excellent cookbook. Every meal I've made thus far - braised seitan with red wine sauce mushrooms, veggie pot pie, Hoppin' John - has been delicious and very accommodating to my 10 hour work schedule and 6 qt cooker (even when they call for less time and a different sized cooker). Many recipes call for seitan, which at first sent me to Whole Foods for $4 boxes of wheat meat... but the good news is that there's even an awesome seitan recipe included in the book! I tried it yesterday and made four batches, which is so convenient! Looking forward to trying all the recipes I can manage... and making use of the handy final chapter, 'the electric punchbowl.' Grogg!
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Law, Ethics and the Visual Arts 5th Edition by John Henry Merryman
Law, Ethics and the Visual Arts 5th Edition

lulubel, October 7, 2011

As a non-lawyer forced to buy this very expensive text for a class in Art Law, this is only somewhat useful for those of us toiling in non-profit arts administration. The breadth of topics which fall under the scope of art law - repatriation, antiquities, Holocaust plundering, copyright law and artist's rights - are nicely grouped together, and this book contains a very solid selection of important cases pertaining to each topic. But that's pretty much it - the commentary is limited, so it's really "food for thought" for the law school set; not a "how to" for administrative professionals.

Still, it's a classic, and impressively comprehensive - and if you have any interest whatsoever in this field, you're bound to run into good ol' Merryman.

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