In the game of Scrabble, there’s a very handy rule that allows you to exchange some (or even all) of your letter tiles for brand new ones. In my experience, this rule is chronically underemployed. People often forget about it altogether – until they find themselves looking at the board and their available letters, and discovering that about all they can spell is plfhxt.
Additional Resources: BOOKSExcitotoxins: The Taste that Kills by Russell L. Blaylock, MD (Health Press, 1996) In Bad Taste: The MSG Syndrome by George R. Schwartz, MD (Health Press, 1999) The Crazy Makers: How the Food Industry Is Destroying Our Brains and Harming Our Children by Carol Simontacchi (J.P. Tarcher, 2001) A Consumer’s Dictionary of Food… Read more »
Books for Vegetable Lovers Seduction of Rice: A Cookbook by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid (Artisan, 1998) Mario Batali Simple Italian Food: Recipes From My Two Villages by Mario Batali (Clarkson N. Potter, 1998) Rick Bayless’s Mexican Kitchen: Recipes and Techniques of a World Class Cuisine by Rick Bayless (Scribner, 1996) Cooking With Daniel Boulud… Read more »