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Old 06-11-2012, 11:51 AM
 
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This is a really interesting and unusual cookbook that is enjoyable and fun to read. Written by Roger Ebert, it is a sort of guide to learning how to choose, use and get the most out of a rice cooker.

It is full of tips, suggestions and actual recipes but what I really liked was learning how many other foods can be cooked in a rice cooker.

This book, along with a basic rice cooker, makes a great gift for anyone, but especially useful for someone living in a dorm or apartment. It would also be very helpful for someone with limited cooking skills, a tight budget or little in the way of cookware.

This book is available on amazon.com for around $10, a real bargain.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:43 AM
 
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Here ya go, greatblueheron.
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Old 07-11-2016, 05:27 PM
 
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The thread about cooking pasta in a rice cooker reminded me of this great cookbook.
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Old 07-11-2016, 09:28 PM
 
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Roger Ebert the film critic?
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Old 07-12-2016, 05:25 AM
 
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Roger Ebert the film critic?
I wondered about this too, and YES, it is.

interestingly, he even wrote this cookbook after his surgery that left him unable to speak or eat. He still enjoyed cooking.

Here's a link to a 2008 blog post on this topic

The pot and how to use it | Roger Ebert's Journal | Roger Ebert

I miss Roger.
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Old 07-12-2016, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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I wondered about this too, and YES, it is.

interestingly, he even wrote this cookbook after his surgery that left him unable to speak or eat. He still enjoyed cooking.

Here's a link to a 2008 blog post on this topic

The pot and how to use it | Roger Ebert's Journal | Roger Ebert

I miss Roger.
Thanks, I'll check it out. Every was a great writer, I disagreed with him a lot but always enjoyed his reviews anyway.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:07 PM
 
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Roger Ebert the film critic?
Yes, he started by posting recipes on his film blog every so often and then compiled them into a cookbook. It is an interest read, even if you don't plan to cook the recipes.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:46 PM
 
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Thanks, I'll check it out. Every was a great writer, I disagreed with him a lot but always enjoyed his reviews anyway.
One of our hobbies in retirement is going to the movies twice a week. I intended to try to see nearly everything that Ebert liked (even the stuff with the subtitles, which DH won't go to see). Sadly, he was gone too soon for us to follow along with him. And none of the other reviewers (even the one's on his site) have the same combination of class and chutzpah.

We still go to the movies twice a week; but we see a lot of crap.
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:25 PM
 
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What happened to rice cookers? They used to be a heating unit controlled by a bimetal thermostat. Now they cost $600...
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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What happened to rice cookers? They used to be a heating unit controlled by a bimetal thermostat. Now they cost $600...
Fuzzy logic came along.
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