POK POK The Drinking Food of Thailand by Andy Ricker

Awesome cookbook that captures authentic recipes and techniques. It is not watered down/simplified, however author does provide some guidance on ingredients and the setting surround the foods consumption. It will take me a bit to cook through everything and I want to do more research on the sour meat techniques but a few of the […]

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Reach & Read: The Dim Sum Field Guide by Carolyn Phillips

Cute little book that if paired with a gift card or IOU to a tasty local Chinese restaurant or bakery would make a great gift. The content of the book was tested with the hubs and some friends of Asian descent: first we would try to guess based on the illustration which common dim sum item was […]

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Reach & Read: Inside Your Insides

Inside Your Insides: A Guide to the Microbes That Call You Home by Claire Eamer Itchy scratchy creepy crawly feelings are guaranteed! Interesting book about microbes that manages to make reading about a micro biome interesting. There are LOL kid jokes throughout, think knock knock and “what do you call a photo that a microbe takes itself? A […]

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Reach & Read: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures – By Anne Fadiman Remember my list of great books from my law professor? Here is another off the famed book list (see the December review of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks). Anne Fadiman […]

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Reach & Read: The Death of Bees

The Death of Bees by Lisa O’Donnell – a book review Probably first and foremost, this isn’t a book about bees. Yet, the topic of the Colony Collapse Disorder does make an appearance early on the book. The unfortunate circumstances of the book are shrouded in some mystery, much like why bees are declining in […]

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