Monday, January 17, 2011

Mailbox Monday -- January 17th

The reason why I love Mondays -- Mailbox Monday hosted this month by Rose City Reader. Below are the review copies I received this week:

1) More Make it Fast Cook It Slow by Stephanie O'Dea. Publisher's Summary. The New York Times bestselling author of slow-cooker cookbook Make It Fast, Cook It Slow returns with budget (and gluten-free!) meals that will satisfy the entire family. Stephanie O’Dea’s 200 delicious recipes include

• Baked Herbed Feta
• Smoky Bean and Corn Soup
• Maple-Glazed Pork Chops
• Moroccan Chicken with Lentils
• Apple-Pecan Bread Pudding
• Orange and Honey Tilapia
• Chocolate Pot de Crème with Ganache

—and many more. More Make It Fast, Cook It Slow is the perfect cookbook for easy-to-prepare meals that don’t take a toll on the family budget.

Thanks to the publicist!

2) In Different Worlds by Dakwart Koehler. Author's Summary. This book takes the reader from my early childhood in the late 1920's to my experiences in the Hitler Youth. It describes how and why the vast majority of the German population followed Hitler and later became drawn into the horrors of World War II. After some pre-military war services, I was drafted into the army. Days before the end of the war, I surrendered to the American troups which, after three months, transferred me, with nearly a million of other German prisoners, to the French military authorities. After three and a half year of captivity, I finally returned home and began what I call my second life.

Despite some original doubts of being able to go to college, primarily as a result of our famly's post-war financial situation, I enrolled at the Stuttgart Institute of Technology, completing my studies, eight years later, with a PhD in electronics. During the later years of my studies, I won a scholarship for one year as an exchange student at Georgia Tech, to where I returned 6 years later with my newly wed wife to teach for a year as an assistant professor.

Even though I could have stayed at Georgia Tech, I planned to engage in a brief employment period at the famous Bell laboratories before returning to Germany. But I found that there was no place like Bell Laboratories in the world in my field and so the brief visit turned into a career. At the Murray Hill laboratory and later in Holmdel, New Jersey, I participated primarily in the conception and exploratory developent of the first digital telephone transmission systems and their following evolution to glass fibers that could carry thousands of telephone calls, by interleaving their digital ones-and-zeroe pulses.

Intervowen into my professional story are many personal happenings, episodes, and observations, such as my active involvment in photography as an exhibitor, lecturer, and judge, and our family's many travels in the United States and abroad.

Thanks to the publicist!


  1. Hi Kim....Both of these look good. I would be interested in trying a few of the recipes you mentioned, and the other book sound intriguing as well. Have a good week.

  2. In Different Worlds has stirred my curiosity. Enjoy your books!

  3. The cookbook looks very enticing.

  4. Such different books, but they both sound good in their own way.

  5. baked herbed feta ..yummmyy!! Happy cooking !

  6. They both sound delicious...the cookbook reminded me of all the long, lazy winter afternoons with the slow cooker sending delectable scents into the rooms...ah, bliss!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  7. Great books, especially the cook book. Although now I am hungry :)


  8. Enjoy your cookbook :D The recipes sounds yummy

  9. here's mine

  10. I love new cookbooks. In Different Worlds sounds interesting too. Enjoy!

  11. I like the sound of 'Orange and Honey Tilapia', 'Apple-Pecan Bread Pudding', 'Maple-Glazed Pork Chops'.

    What on earth makes you think that I have a sweet tooth?????

    Enjoy making some of those delicious recipes.


  12. In Different Worlds sounds extremely interesting, enjoy! And many of the recipes sound delicious! I like the idea behind this cookbook: good, quick meals that aren't expensive!

    Have fun with both books!
    ~ Amy

  13. I love cookbooks. Can never have too many of them.

  14. I want that cookbook!

    Thanks for participating in Mailbox Monday!

    Rose City Reader

  15. I received In Different Worlds, too. I'll keep an eye out for your review.