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Miner Recs Episode 78: The Menu / Celebrity Chefs

On this episode, Charlie, Ariana, Angelo, and David discuss The Menu, a dark comedy/horror film released in 2022, and the celebrity chef/foodie culture that the film satirizes.

Listen to their conversation in the player below:

Place a hold today on some of the books, movies and TV shows about food mentioned in this episode:

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The Menu

A young couple travels to a secluded island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared an extravagant menu. What they don't know is tonight's clientele have been selected for a specific reason, and they are all involved in the spectacle he intends to perform. (Also available on Blu-Ray.)

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Gordon Ramsay's Home Cooking: Everything You Need to Know To Make Fabulous Food

Based on a cooking show, this book will give experienced as well as novice cooks the desire, confidence and inspiration to get cooking. Ramsay will offer simple, accessible recipes with a "wow" factor. Gordon has travelled the world from India and the Far East to LA and Europe, and the recipes in this book will draw all these culinary influences together to show us simple, vibrant and delicious recipes that reflect the way we eat today.

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Barefoot Contessa At Home: Everyday Recipes You'll Make Over and Over Again: A Cookbook

In Barefoot Contessa At Home, Ina shares her life in East Hampton, the recipes she loves, and her secrets to making guests feel welcome and comfortable. Along with beautiful photographs of Ina's dishes, her home, and the East Hampton she loves, this book is filled with signature recipes that strike the perfect balance between elegance and casual comfort. With her most indispensable collection yet, Ina Garten proves beyond a shadow of doubt that there truly is no place like home.

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Binging With Babish: 100 Recipes Recreated From Your Favorite Movies And TV Shows

Each episode of the YouTube cooking show Binging with Babish involves Andrew Rea teaching a recipe based on a favorite TV show or film, such as the babka from the classic Seinfeld episode, the beef bourguignon from Julie & Julia, or the timpano from Big Night. This cookbook includes these and other fan-favorite recipes. Complete with behind-the-scenes stories and never-seen-before photos, as well as answers to frequently asked fan questions.

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The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook: 2001-2023

Contains 1,800 foolproof recipes from 23 years of the hit America's Test Kitchen TV show captured in one volume.

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The Great British Baking Show: Season 1

Follow the trials and tribulations of passionate amateur bakers whose goal is to be named the U.K.'s best. Each week, the bakers tackle a different skill, the difficulty of which increases as the competition unfolds, judged by Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. (Also available at DPPL on DVD: Season 2, Season 3, Season 4 and Season 5.)

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Like Water For Chocolate: A Novel In Monthly Installments, with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies

The bestselling phenomenon and inspiration for an award-winning film. The classic love story takes place on the De la Garza ranch, as the tyrannical owner, Mama Elena, chops onions at the kitchen table in her final days of pregnancy. While still in her mother's womb, her daughter to be weeps so violently she causes an early labor, and little Tita slips out amid the spices and fixings for noodle soup. This early encounter with food soon becomes a way of life, and Tita grows up to be a master chef, using cooking to express herself and sharing recipes with readers along the way. (Also available as an eBook.)

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Lessons In Chemistry

Elizabeth Zott is an unwed, single mother and the star of America's most beloved cooking show Supper at Six. Elizabeth's singular approach to cooking ('take one pint of H2O and add a pinch of sodium chloride') and independent example are proving revolutionary. Because Elizabeth isn't just teaching women how to cook, she's teaching them how to change the status quo. (Also available in Large Print, eBook and eAudiobook formats.)

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