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The Ex-Boyfriend Cookbook: They Came, They Cooked, They Left (But We Ended Up with Some Great Recipes) download ebook

by Thisbe Nissen,Erin Ergenbright

The Ex-Boyfriend Cookbook: They Came, They Cooked, They Left (But We Ended Up with Some Great Recipes) download ebook
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0060185201
ISBN13:
978-0060185206
Author:
Thisbe Nissen,Erin Ergenbright
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William Morrow; 1 edition (June 2002)
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192 pages
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Erin Ergenbright and Thisbe Nissen met at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where they spent many nights discussing .

Erin Ergenbright and Thisbe Nissen met at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where they spent many nights discussing gastronomic creations gained from ex-boyfriends and moved with their four cats into a farmhouse outside Iowa City where it was very cold in the winter. They ate frozen bagels, drank red wine, reminisced about their ex-boyfriends' culinary delights, and kept their fingers warm by collaging. Erin, Lucy, and Sinclair now live in Oregon. Thisbe, Fernanda, and Maisie remain in Iowa. NO, this is not a manual on how to cook an ex. This is a collection of recipes taken from the ex-boyfriends of these two women; they had an attraction to chefs, fry cooks, and others.

I have not yet tried these recipes, but they appeal to me, as a mother of two young children, because they seem relatively straight forward and only ask for a limited number of ingredients.

The Ex-Boyfriend Cookbook: They Came, They Cooked, They Left (But We Ended Up with .

The Ex-Boyfriend Cookbook: They Came, They Cooked, They Left (But We Ended Up with Some Great Recipes). by Thisbe Nissen and Erin Ergenbright. Every time we tell someone about this book we get puzzled grins, raised eyebrows, and hilarious guesses as to what on earth The Ex-Boyfriend Cookbook might possibly be. Every time we tell a guy about it, he becomes instantly intent on doing pretty much anything if it'll get him into the book.

Thisbe Nissen Erin Ergenbright30 de noviembre de 2010. Distribuido por Harper Collins.

The Ex-Boyfriend Cookbook book . Start by marking The Ex-Boyfriend Cookbook: They Came, They Cooked, They Left (But We Ended Up with Some Great Recipes) as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. A humorous poke at themselves, Erin Ergenbright & Thisbe Nissen, say that in writing this book, they didn't have anyone clamoring to be their boyfriends, yet they were practically lining up to get to be their exes.

The Ex-Boyfriend Cookbook: They Came, They Cooked, They Left (But We Ended Up With Some Great Recipes), is a cookbook co-written with author Erin Ergenbright. Archived from the original on 2007-03-01. Retrieved 2007-01-28.

It sounds eccentric, perhaps even interesting.

The Ex-Boyfriend Cookbook: They Came, They Cooked, They Left (But We Ended Up With Some Great Recipes), is a cookbook co-authored with author Erin Ergenbright. A 2004 interview with Nissen. Osprey Island interview.

The Ex-Boyfriend Cookbook: They Came, They Cooked, They Left (But We Ended Up with Some Great Recipes) by Thisbe Nissen and Erin Ergenbright. The recipes are yummy and very easy to make!

The Ex-Boyfriend Cookbook: They Came, They Cooked, They Left (But We Ended Up with Some Great Recipes) by Thisbe Nissen and Erin Ergenbright. The recipes are yummy and very easy to make! I stumbled onto this cookbook at my university's bookstore. Filled with colorful collages and funny back stories, it's a funny read and an enjoyable culinary experience. Ellen Hammond, Brighton, Mass. I purchased my first cookbook while taking a cooking class for men only in Chicago, The New Antionette Pope School Cook Book by Antionette Pope. I use it all the time

The Ex-Boyfriend Cookbook: They Came, They Cooked, They Left .

The Ex-Boyfriend Cookbook: They Came, They Cooked, They Left (But We Ended Up with Some Great Recipes): ISBN 9780060185206 (978-0-06-018520-6) Hardcover, William Morrow, 2002. Founded in 1997, BookFinder.

Every time we tell someone about this book we get puzzled grins, raised eyebrows, and hilarious guesses as to what on earth The Ex-Boyfriend Cookbook might possibly be. Every time we tell a guy about it, he becomes instantly intent on doing pretty much anything if it'll get him into the book. One boy (who swears he only went out with Thisbe in order to get a recipe named after him) found out he'd missed the print deadline by a hair but that the cover wasn't done yet and quickly e-mailed with a list of potential subtitles for the front jacket: Men Are from Marzipan, Women Are from Bean Dip; Dear John, I'm Leaving You and Taking the Cuisinart; He Would Eat His Grandmother's Pie All Night While Mine Just Sat There and Got Cold, Love in the Time of Colander... We don't have anyone exactly clamoring to be our boyfriends, yet they're practically lining up to get to be our exes!

We swear we didn't conceive of this book as a way to pick up guys. At least it didn't start out that way. Really: One day we were planning a barbecue at the Iowa farmhouse where we lived and Erin said, "Oh, I'll make Davis's spicy BBQ rub!" And we kind of looked at each other and said, "We should write a cookbook of all the recipes we've gotten from ex-boyfriends over the years!" And an idea was born.

It was the perfect project for us, too. We're both pack rats, collectors who hold on to every scrap of paper anyone's ever handed us. While all our friends grilled burgers that night and played volleyball on the lawn, the two of us took our beers upstairs and hauled out all of our aging boxes and envelopes full of tear-stained letters, ticket stubs, withered flowers, valentines....We told each other the stories behind every one of those scribbled scraps. "And, god," we'd find ourselves saying, "he made the most incredible vinaigrette...." We never made it outside to our own barbecue. We've pretty much been in our rooms since then, pecking away at this book like crazy people, the floors littered with old letters, our hands covered in rubber cement. We were driven, obsessed, compulsively determined to bring you The Ex-Boyfriend Cookbook. And voila! Here it is!

Now that the book is out, we're starting to let our imaginations take hold of us again. We've got all sorts of ideas. Like maybe we could spend a year letting a different man cook us dinner every night. We'd bring along cameras, collect artifacts from the evening like budding archaeologists, and select the best dishes for a sequel! But maybe we're getting a little ahead of ourselves....

Reviews:
  • Brialelis
My mom bought this book for me a few years ago, and I thought it was so funny I loaned it to a friend and forgot to get it back. It's quirky and funny. Each recipe is preceded with a brief story of the failed relationship it came from and the stories are great, and the recipes are pretty good too! I think it is such a fun concept.
  • Dreladred
OK, so I've read the other reviews and I'm a little confused, I was under the impression that this was a cookbook with a twist.

That's the premise under which I purchased and have used this book. I don't think the authors intended this to be a great read, just a collection of good recipes with ancedotes about the boys or men that provided the recipes.

Now, about the recipes... I have made several dishes and all have been fantastic. The recipes are divided into six categories:Sweet, Fluffy Things, Savory, Spicy, Slippery and Substantial Things. The recipes I've tried (and loved) are:

Liam's Refrigerator Cookies

Arthur's Easy Apple Dessert

Wesley's Cottage Cheese Pancakes(delicious!)

Josh's Spinach-Strawberry Salad (great for potlucks)

Will's Wonderful Wings

Sullivan's Cold Rice Salad(goes great with the wings)

Brady's Pepper cheese dip(awesome)- this recipe alone is worth the price of the book.

Ezra's Sticky Chicken -- My Favorite Recipe

If traditional cookbooks are your thing, this is not the book for you. But if you want some unique, easy and pretty darn good recipes, you won't be disappointed.
  • Kigul
NO, this is not a manual on how to cook an ex. This is a collection of recipes taken from the ex-boyfriends of these two women; they had an attraction to chefs, fry cooks, and others. Since these writers are collage aficionados as well, each recipe is printed atop a collage of pics and drawings. The recipes are separated into Sweet Things; Sort of fluffy things; Savory things; Spicy things, Slippery things; and Substantial things. Honestly, most of the time, I found the stories much more interesting than the recipes. I was also astonished by the number of men these two women "dated."

The book opens with Cream Cheese Brownies, a recipe from the mother of a prom date. The mother was more into the author than her son, and was more crushed when they broke up. But what do you expect when the author made out with a waiter after her prom instead of her date? For a recipe for refrigerator cookies, she traded a pencil sharpener with her ex. While Proust may have remembered things past due to a pastry, the author recalls an English toffee recipe when the "new" girlfriend of her ex-bf moves into the apartment next door to her and she can hear them communicating through the thin walls. From Sam, a ditch digger and a Bud drinker who went to prison, one of the authors got an apple crisp recipe. From David Goldberg, a guy who once owned a ferret and liked to make out in fast food restaurant toilets, she got a Passover chocolate torte recipe. And from a neighbor she never dated, but who rarely failed to satisfy his dates, she got a "morning after" coitus coffee cake recipe.

Henry, who planned to lose his virginity in high school with one of the authors, made some nice buckwheat pancakes in the morning; from a young Iowa dental student who she met picking apples, well at least attempting to pick ones (who proposed marriage after 3 weeks), an author got a cottage cheese pancakes recipe; from Ralph, she got popcorn cake, made of popped corn and gumdrops and peanuts and M&M's; and from some masked man at a Halloween Party, she got a banana choco chip cake recipe (they threw a banana focused party in their banana yellow house one October, and he gave her this recipe the next morning). Lemon Lush is a lemon pudding, cool whip and cream cheese mixture atop a flour crust that she got from a guy who kissed her passionately in the bathroom at a drunken wedding. They later corresponded but when they met again, she realized that reality, weddings, memories, and literary letters do not always converge. Eli, for whom she had to buy $20 worth of extra large condoms, gave her his tossed spicy vegetables recipe

Although most of the recipes are for snacks, soups, dips, drinks, salads and simple items, there are a few larger dishes. They include Thai Tom Yum Goong from a fellow Peace Corps volunteer, and Ezra's Sticky Chicken, marinated in vinegar, sugar, and soy sauce, with whom she got splinters on a decaying dock in a pond one day.

The book feeds your stomach as well as your desire to be a voyeur
  • Yla
Hint: If you want the book but feel guilty about another book purchase, pretend to be generous and buy it for your teen-aged daughter. Maybe she'll forget it when she leaves home eventually.
But why didn't I think of this! There's no way that it can be classified as just a "cookbook"; after all - I paid good money for a hardback copy and didn't even have a gift certificate. And no, that was not because I was looking for a "how to cook your ex" book.
Funny, insightful, poignant, it tells the story of each food featured by way of the tales of the men who introduced the authors to that particular bit of delicioso.
We all gain and often lose something as a result of our relationships, however brief. The Ex-Boyfriend Cookbook: They Came, They Cooked, They Left (But We Ended Up with Some Great Recipes) explores, albeit briefly, the men, mothers, therapists, laundry meeting places, and losses while celebrating the gains in gastronomic goodies. Who knew?
But while I'm on the subject, John Mark, on whatever golf course you play today, thanks for the cold tuna, rice, peas and carrots salad recipe. It outlasted my stint as country club girlfriend & even made it all the way through suburban mom-ism.
I just wish there was a book category that read:
how to / relationship issues & insights / lessons learned / barbecue tips !
  • Jay
I heard the authors being interviewed on NPR and knew I had to get this book! They share stories from all stages of their lives, add great recipes and always make you wonder if a woman really had to endure these males. During the interview, they came clean that not all the stories came from them, but some happened to a 'freind-of-a-friend'. The fun part is trying to figure out which is which.
Knowing that the two most powerful things in most of our lives are food and love, this is a clever twist on short stories. Each story has a complimentary recipe associated with it. All I have to say is you are bound to met interesting men while working at farms. (You'll have to read the stories) Who would have thought it could be such a pick-up place?!?!?
I highly recommend this crafty culinary romp for the recipes and the stories. They will make you laugh, cringe, shake your head in belief (yes, not disbelief)and hungry!