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Free download Foodie Handbook ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ [Reading] ➿ Foodie Handbook Author Pim Techamuanvivit – From Pim Techamuanvivit knowledgeable foodie and ueen of the food bloggers comes this engaging guidebookto all things food related Pim has toured the globe to bring hungrOod world through Chez Pim a Web site that attracts hits a week In The Foodie Handbook she collects tips secrets anecdotes and recipes from the world's top chefs including Anthony Bourdain and Fergus Henderson Food love. It was ok There was a lot that I already knew and a number of the recipies aren't ones I'm likely to make due to lack of good uality ingredients in the area I liked the list of things a foodie should try that was at the end of the book a number of those were interesting and specific

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Rs everywhere will relish Pim's sage advice including tips on outsnobbing the staff of a Michelin three star restaurant preparing simple but intensely flavored dishes at home and eating street food in any city in thewor. Generally I liked what this author had to say about food but I didn't agree with everything I will probably hold on to some of the recipes but I highly doubt that three star restaurants are anywhere in my future and I'm not really all that upset by it The author does seem a bit pretentious at times and that turned me off and I pretty much skipped over the section on alcohol as I don't drink Otherwise a couple of good ideas

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Foodie HandbookFrom Pim Techamuanvivit knowledgeable foodie and ueen of the food bloggers comes this engaging guidebookto all things food related Pim has toured the globe to bring hungry people up to date with what's happening in thef. Okay I have to say that I'm not impressed with this almost definitive guide to gastronomy by Pim ueen of food bloggers I've followed several food blogs from time to time and learned much in those blogs than in this book But I did learn a lot about Pim from reading her foodie handbook1 Pim does not like beets and even the best beet recipe is lost on her2 Pim has enough money to travel all over the world eating food3 Pim loves truffles but scoffs at truffle oil4 Pim eats at fancy restaurants most people can't afford5 Pim is Thai and thinks fruity wines go best with Thai food6 Pim likes adding vanilla beans to most desserts7 Pim likes simple foods with just a few exotic ingredients8 Pim thinks boxed wines can only be enjoyed by people who don't have refined tastes in wineBut I don't think Pim and I can be friends because there's a difference between being a foodie and being a food snob I think Pim tries not to be a food snob or empress as she likes to say but she really is According to her1 I'm supposed to go to expensive restaurants enough to be known by name and what I like to order2 I'm supposed to poo poo out of season ingredients 3 I shouldn't eat at restaurant with a large menu or one that has menu items from multiple cultures4 I'm supposed to order wine with my meals5 I'm supposed to travel the world eating local6 I should return a knife with a small spot on it or ask my waiter to replace my water glass if it has too much ice in it7 I'm not supposed to like unsophisticated sushi that has has avocado in it has sauce on it or is served with a dollop of wasabiLet's face it when 17 out of your 50 things every foodie must do includes traveling abroad to do it I think you've alienated 98% of your foodie readership I don't think that you have to have lots of vacation time to burn be rich or have access to exotic ingredients to enjoy food Why not tell how to order authentic dishes from foreign restaurants rather than the Americanized fare instead of telling what restaurants I must visit around the world Also the section of the book devoted to drinking like a foodie was nearly unreadable unless you're familiar with scores of different types of wines Surely drinking like a foodie doesn't rely entirely on drinking wine There are so many things in the world to drink besides wine How about a mango lassie at an Indian restaurant or a drink made of fresh cantaloupe juice at a Mexican restaurant When I started reading this book I thought that the point was to show that the best food is often simple like Warm Apricots With Honey and Saffron or Simple Bread and Onion Soup She does have some excellent looking recipes scattered throughout the book While some of them do call for simple ingredients others would reuire a citywide or internetwide search for the ingredients hibiscus flowers truffles lychee fancy oils etc But that's not a bad thing It's nice to learn about something new like hibiscus to add to something common like strawberries I'm excited too about trying her Pad Thai recipe since it's her signature dish She offers an idea for having a Pad Thai party and having everyone bring one of the ingredients for Pad Thai She also offers the idea of creating a signature dish of your own though trying out variations on the recipe until it's uniuely and perfectly yoursDon't get me wrong this book isn't bad but I'd love to see another foodie write a response to this book that is less food snobbish Sure it's fine to eschew processed foods in favor of fresh foods it's great to insist on uality ingredients and it's interesting to see what the world has to offer However Pim's a bit too snobby for my tastes I'm sure that there are surely others who are bigger food snobs than Pim However I think I'll stick to my own level of foodiness for now I'll order the sushi with the avocado not go to restaurants I can't afford drink Riesling and sometimes boxed wine with anything I want to and cook with the spices in my cabinet that are than 6 months old And I'm okay with thatPS You can find Pim's food blog which I like better than her book here at Chez Pim Note While I critiue both purchased and free books in the same way I'm legally obligated to tell you I received this book free through the Vine program in return for my review Blah blah blah