Month: April 2013
Augusta Literary News
Book Review: World’s Craziest Recipes
Okay, so it was a free download, but I am looking for some new recipes.
This ish right here is off the chair, the rail, the hook and even Andrew Zimmerman would by pass some of this.
Deep Fried Pork Brains
Curry Fish Head
Here is the recipe for Mexican Beef Tongue Tacos
Ingredients 1 3/ 4 lb beef tongue 2 large onions, peeled The bulb of garlic, peeled and crushed 6 to 7 bay leaves 1 Tbsp. of peppercorns 2 Tbsps. salt Vegetable oil Corn tortillas (2 to 3 per person) Bottled or canned salsa verde
Other recipes include.
Thai Water Beetle and Fish Dip
Ant Egg Soup
Stuffed Rat ( say what now?
Here is the Recipe for Bosintang (Dog Soup)
100g of boiled dog meat
500g of gravy
20g of green onion
10g of a leek
10g of perilla leaves
100g of taro stalk soaked in water
Yes, it said a 100g of dog meat. I think I just vomited a little in my mouth. However, the crazy recipes don’t stop here. Other gems in this book are:
Steamed Sea Cucumber
Banana Worm Bread
Fried Beef Penis (Uh Garcon, how is the Penis today?)
Cuy Picante (Guinea Pig)
Huanuqueno Style Squirrel Pot Pie
Mealworm Fried Rice
Pickled Pigs Feet
If Chef Ban ever invites you to dinner, say hell nawwww!
Ban, Chef (2012-10-25). World’s Craziest Recipes (Chef Ban’s International Recipe Series) (Kindle Locations 344-357).
- Want to know where the best place to find the best recipes in the world? (calcmenu.wordpress.com)
- Google Interviews’ Craziest Questions! (seekmore.wordpress.com)
- Spinach and Ricotta Gnocchi with Mushroom Cream Sauce (dadwhats4dinner.wordpress.com)
Rejection to a writer is like blood to a surgeon
It’s a normal, if messy, part of every working day. Every single person who hopes to earn a living as a writer needs to memorize it.
Courage is a muscle: use it or lose it.
If you never show/try to sell your work, how can you determine its wider appeal?
Yes, you will almost certainly be rejected. Possibly many times. Assume so!
Surely by now you’ve all heard how many times billionaire author J.K. Rowling was rejected when she first sent out “Harry Potter”?
Here’s a list of 11 others who had their butts kicked hard before they became best-sellers.
And here’s a great post of 25 things writers need to know about it from writer Chuck Wendig’s blog on the same subject:
2. Penmonkey Darwinism In Action
Rejection has value. It teaches us when our work or our skillset is not good enough and must be made better…Rejection refines…
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Dealing With Rejection
Deciding to be a full time writer requires discipline, vision, and direction. There are daily challenges to your craft and the daily checking of your mailbox and inbox. Focus becomes your enemy in the beginning because there are so many distractions. The biggest distraction is rejection letters.
It is difficult, no matter how mature or evolved you feel you are to deal with someone telling you, that YOU are not good enough. Adding insult, to personal injury, it is being written, addressed, and sent to you, to say, you are not worthy.
When attempting to process these letters of hate and disgruntlement, I am faced with a word that was posted on Facebook by a friend, she simply stated “cognitive dissonance.” For those of us, a tad bit out of school, this is just a fancy term for sour grapes. If we go back to Aesop’s fables, the story of the Fox & the Grapes, is indicative of cognitive dissonance. Since the Fox couldn’t reach the grapes he concluded they were sour and he did not need them anyway.
I am feeling some kind of way about these rejection letters. I don’t want to just say that maybe those publishers are not right for me, because in my heart, I know they are not. I just submitted because I needed to submit. In all honesty, the work was not ready and it should have never been sent to anyone.
I am not going to have sour grapes because I am going to take to time to make it right. My skin will become thicker, my vision will become clearer and I am going to stay off Facebutt and TwitBook. I have installed HootSuite, and loaded all my pages into this app to reduce my distractions and move forward in my writing life.
This is my year.
This my craft.
This is my vision….
- Cognitive Dissonance (typicalhousecat.com)
- “I’ve certainly experienced my share of cognitive dissonance when it comes to determining the social…” (vivekhaldar.com)
- Expanding Your Narrative (kenyatta2009.wordpress.com)
- Living with cognitive dissonance (hollycampbellsoms.wordpress.com)
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