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November 26, 2010

*** REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: The Champagne Taste/Beer Budget Cookbook *** (CLOSED)

I have always loved reading cooking books and looking at the attractive & delicious pictures in them since my childhood. Actually, I don't know many dishes to cook. The quantity of the food I can make is limited. But when I cook something, it becomes very delicious, and of course, I love eating :D
I asked you in one of my previous giveaways what kind of giveaways you would like to see, and some of you said "cooking books". So, the time has come! Today, I'd like to review The Champagne Taste/Beer Budget Cookbook by Woodrow Wilson.

Author: Wilson, Woodrow
Publisher: Booklocker.com
Subject: Methods - General
Subject: Courses & Dishes - General
Publication Date: August 2009
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Pages: 108
Dimensions: 11.00x8.25x.22 in. .58 lbs.
You don't have to go to the expensive restaurants to feast. The book brings you very elegant restaurant quality food at a very low cost. Thanks to this enjoyable book, you can cook the "high-society" meals with a really reasonable budget. You can choose among various ingredients and dishes like beef, pork, poultry, seafood, pasta, soups, potatoes, corn, vegetables, etc. There are also secret ingredients and brunch dishes sections in the book.
What I noticed that at the beginning of every section, there is a good and informative background data about the related food. While reading, I saw that the author explained the cooking way of the food in different methods such as gas barbecue, charcoal barbecue, broiler, grill, etc. There are also quick helpful tips about the cooking.
By the way, the author doesn't forget to make you smile or even laugh! For example, when explaining the preparation of the beer-can chicken, he says "open the beer, drink half". There are such enjoyable sentences scattered inside the book.

PS: The only disadvantage of the book that it has no pictures in it, sorry :(

My Favorite Quotes:
- "You can always put it back and cook it more, but you can never put it back and uncook it."
- "Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?"

About the Author:
Woodrow Wilson is a Caltech PhD chemist who learned to cook in self-defense. He could live the life of a starving student as long as he didn’t have to taste it. Spoiled by years of his mother’s home cooking he’d have to do better. Besides, his roommates wouldn’t tolerate mediocre cooking. Dinner might not cost much, but it had better not taste like it didn’t.
Wilson brings his creativity out of the laboratory and into the kitchen. Toying with recipes—adjusting ingredients to improve taste or substituting ingredients for whatever he’s out of—he presents new takes on old favorites. Cooking by the seat of his pants, and then reverse engineering the ones that turn out well, he produces some great new taste sensations. His best results are presented in his new book The Champagne Taste/Beer Budget Cookbook. This is a collection of recipes simple enough they are a joy to cook, but delicious enough they are a joy to eat.
Wilson is a research scientist, an author, a Toastmaster, a husband, a father, and a grandfather. Visit his web site http://www.woodrow-wilson.com to learn more about him. As a special bonus, you’ll discover new recipes there every month or so.
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VISIT IT: http://www.woodrow-wilson.com/ (Website)
Please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LTAW-Ifbek for a preview of the cookbook.

BUY IT: You can buy this book for $12.95 at BookLocker, Amazon and Barnes&Noble. Also for $14.25 at Books a Million, and for $16.75 at Powell's Books. The e-book version is $8.95 at BookLocker.



WIN IT: One winner will receive the e-book version of The Champagne Taste/Beer Budget Cookbook. (Value: $8.95 USD)


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* I received the abovementioned free item (e-book) for an honest review. I'm not responsible for the shipping of the prize. I'm not affiliated with this company.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED

27 comments:

  1. I learned that it is a good cookbook for people with restaurant taste but are on a budget.

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  2. I learned that For the cost of burgers out, you can dine on filet mignon at home.

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  9. He has a PhD from caltech.

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  10. I learned that this cookbook can help me to 'have restaurant quality meals without the quality restaurant prices'.

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  18. I learned that the cookbook was written by a rocket scientist, and I hope there's a recipe or two in there for "launching"... hehe :)

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  19. The author is a Rocket Scientist!

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  20. Author has a PhD from CalTech
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  21. I so enjoy cookbooks and this intrigues me. Having food taste wonderful with spending an arm and a leg sounds good. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  22. Email subscriber #1. Thanks


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  23. Email subscriber #2. Thanks again


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  24. Smoked Turkey is this month's recipe!

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  25. I learnt that you can eat awesome food, even if on budget. (:

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