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Sarah Sarah said: " If you take nothing else from this book, follow these 3 rules:
1. make your own stock, making your own demi glace from the stock, you'll understand once you've done it why this is essential.
2. only eat mussels at home.
3. a well-prepared meal inspires
...more "

 
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Resisting Racism and Xenophobia by Faye V. Harrison
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My advisor is the editor of this volume, and a dear friend is also an author. This book has been one I return to frequently to set me straight. It's a wealth of information.
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Outsider Within by Faye V. Harrison
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my advisor is the author of this book...she's amazing! This book has been really helpful to me as I write my paper for admission to the PhD program... as always, another excellent piece of scholarship, and something I aspire to but will likely never ...more
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Modernity at Large by Arjun Appadurai
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This is another formative book in my career as a grad student. Appadurai is often vague, and this is problematic to understanding the nuances of transnational identity, but his creation of the 'scapes' is an immensely useful set of concepts and trave ...more
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In the Realm of the Diamond Queen by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
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This ethnography challenges readers to unpack the naturalization of motherhood, how indigenous people adapt to modernity and the role of song and poetry can play in an anthropological work.
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Friction by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
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This is one of the best ethnographies I've ever read. Tsing, who works with indigenous people in Borneo, shows the global linkages between logging, mining, multinational corporations and virgin Borneo forest. This book has been instrumental to my dev ...more
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The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
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This book is an emotional rollercoaster at times. I was least happy with this book of the three. But, I always hate the last book of a series that works up to such a climax and then ends differently than I expected.
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The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
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The knife is just cool, too bad the consequences are heavy...
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The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
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I like that armored bears have opposable thumbs and that's what allows them to make armor...
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Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
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I've already learned so much about this book, such as: not to order fish in a restaurant on Mondays, and why average people should not go into the restaurant business blind, and that the business definitely has a seedy underbelly. Sometimes these are ...more
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Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook by Anthony Bourdain
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If you take nothing else from this book, follow these 3 rules:
1. make your own stock, making your own demi glace from the stock, you'll understand once you've done it why this is essential.
2. only eat mussels at home.
3. a well-prepared meal inspires
...more
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