Let me begin by saying that I am NOT selling a darned thing and if you were to order something I’d never see a cent. Now you know this is NOT a sales pitch!
Some time ago, Chef Shawn Bucher and I had a 140 character conversation on Twitter. One tweet led to another and at one point we had a cheery telephone conversation. He expressed an interest in the Food Stamps Cooking Club and our offline cooking classes.
I was intrigued by his cookbook, First Timers Cookbook and thought it would be a good resource for our classes. I ordered it, thinking it would be just another cookbook and since I already know how to cook…silly me. Did I imagine I could not learn another thing? Foolish, wasn’t I?
When the book arrived I was elated! Long time Club Members may recall the post I made about it, showing off the copy Chef had signed in his own hand!
I follow Chef Shawn on Twitter and Face Book and of course I “Like” his Face Book page, First Timers Cookbook. I have become his #1 Cheerleader. Or at least one of his more vocal fans.
He surprised and delighted me by sending me a 2 disc DVD of his cooking series. I could hardly wait to watch them! I spent four glorious hours watching him show the fine points of table setting, explain tools of the trade, proper use of knives, and tip after helpful tip for preparing every food you could think of. Besides that, it was eye candy just to see his professional kitchen, replete with granite and stainless steel. Chef’s charming personality and keen sense of humor shone through, as well.
If you are struggling to think of a shower gift for a bride-to-be or if you have a teenager who would like to learn about food prep, this is really the ideal present.
When I reviewed First Timers Cookbook for my Book Lovers Club they all thought it would be ideal for their grandchildren. They were pleased as punch when their order came quickly and was so beautifully and simply illustrated. A good friend suggested she’d like to have some of those DVDs around for spur-of-the-moment gifts, too! Great idea and no gas guzzling drive to shop!
Users of Angel Food Ministries would be gleeful to have this set; those who depend on food commodities or food pantries will surely benefit. Maybe several families could pool their money and share a set? *Sounds like the basis for a Cooking Club, if you ask me, which of course you did not… Those who have EBT cards for WIC or SNAP will surely enjoy the tips and lessons, as well. If you are holding Farmers Market Coupons, you will learn much and be entertained as well as enlightened!
OK, kids. Next time we go back to hard sell mode. grin
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