From the outset, my eyebrows were somewhere in my hairline. I've never been to Alaska. There's an ocean between me and the nearest wild bear. But even I know that there are some things which you should never do to them.
Or on them, as the case may be.
Right up there at the top of the list is peeing on a foraging brown bear's head. I read with rapt dread as Chef Keem did just that; quickly turning the digital page to see how he could possibly get away with it.
This was just one of many anecdotes to enrich his Alaskan cookbook. These tales are sprinkled like seasoning between the recipes. The humor and adventure continues into the actual cooking too. I mean, you know that you've got a great duck recipe, when you have to pre-dial the '91' on your cellphone (just in case) before you even begin.
As a vegetarian, many of the dishes wouldn't apply. But there was plenty for me too. I paid close attention to the fruit and salad dressings. I might even attempt to cook those famous brownies, enjoyed by a former Texan governor.
I'm definitely going to have a go at the coconut macaroons and the peach melba. It would be rude not to.
I'm too busy writing articles for Wizzley. *smirk*
Fine. Be that way. Starve to death. *grumble* *grin*
LOL I'm avoiding writing enough books of my own. This is YOURS. :p
Perhaps YOU should write it, Jo. Your style is so much more refined and funnier than mine. I tell you everything via Skype-recordings, and you put it on digital paper. Then we split the millions. :)
Hear! Hear! Mira speaks for me too! *cracks whip* Book now please! (Preferably in English eventually, as I have no German. -.- )
Wow, wonderful read!! The ending was so amazing :)
P.S. ChefKeem: I just saw your comment after I posted the above. You have us all here writing, but I'd really like to see more writing from you :-). I so enjoyed this little book!
Thank you for your kind words, Mira and Jo. I've started on a longer version in German, but life got in the way and I stopped. "Life" may mean "laziness", in this case. *Sigh*
I've read part of the book already. I really like the recipes!! His dressings are wonderful. Got to a part with a breaded halibut. Good and interesting stuff.
If he writes another book, will it be only about Alaska, or about his experience as a chef in Austin, TX as well?
He's hilarious in this, very much on form. He did say that he was going to write a longer version, I don't know what happened to it.
I read the free sample and enjoyed the writing style and ChefKeem's humor (which I expected, knowing ChefKeem a little from our forum). I'm very tempted to buy the book. I also hope he writes a longer book.