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#1 absintheofmalaise


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Posted 30 June 2009 - 08:38 AM

That's right. The much ballyhooed SoSH Cookbook, Home Plates*, is now for sale. It features over 200 outstanding recipes and essays on food and drink. We have Maalox waxing poetic about crockpots, an ode to bacon by Sille "The Master of Pork" Skrub, wine stylings by the indomitable Yammer, food porn by Hildy and, just for Yaz4ever, how to grill without gas by me. Cover art is by the one and only HighHeat. The forward is by the mabrowndog himself and there will be recipes from Shonda Schilling's recipe box and from the Hoyt family.

We are extending the online ordering deadline to midnight on Friday 8/14.
We will also have cookbooks available for sale at the Softball Bash and at the Fenway Bash, if copies are still available. Maybe if they are drunk enough, you can get some of the authors of the essays to autograph your copy.

This thing kicks some serious ass.


Remember that proceeds from the sale of this go to Mass ALS.

*contains some adult language

The cookbook is only $22.95 including shipping here in the US and just $19.95 if picked up at the Softball Bash July 25th or The Fenway Bash in August.
Buy me now!



Here's a screen-shot of two sample pages. This book will not disappoint!


Edited by Blessyouboys84, 25 August 2009 - 07:03 PM.


#2 Chuck Schilling

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 08:52 AM

Just a minor point about ordering multiples - the number ordered doesn't persist through to PayPal, so if you order 2 on the form, you also have to update the quantity to 2 later on in the PayPal screen.

#3 LoweTek

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 08:59 AM

QUOTE (Chuck Schilling @ Jun 30 2009, 09:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just a minor point about ordering multiples - the number ordered doesn't persist through to PayPal, so if you order 2 on the form, you also have to update the quantity to 2 later on in the PayPal screen.
Yeah, unfortunate limitation of the methods available to integrate PayPal without custom programming. The form actually serves as a record of your order and is used for shipping and delivery purposes.

Bottom line, yes you do have to update the quantity once you get to PayPal.

#4 Redkluzu


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Posted 30 June 2009 - 09:30 AM

Done. Can't wait for food porn.

#5 Yaz4Ever


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Posted 30 June 2009 - 11:56 AM

My order has been placed. Did we get a good deal on printing costs or is there minimal profit on these puppies?

#6 LoweTek

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 12:06 PM

QUOTE (Yaz4Ever @ Jun 30 2009, 12:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My order has been placed. Did we get a good deal on printing costs or is there minimal profit on these puppies?
We got a good deal. More than half the price will go to ALS.

#7 Yaz4Ever


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Posted 30 June 2009 - 09:12 PM

QUOTE (LoweTek @ Jun 30 2009, 01:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We got a good deal. More than half the price will go to ALS.

Outstanding. Plus, I get to learn how to cook with dangerous carcinogens from abs.

#8 DannyHeep


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Posted 30 June 2009 - 10:07 PM

QUOTE (LoweTek @ Jun 30 2009, 01:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We got a good deal. More than half the price will go to ALS.


I hope a portion goes to making sure there are meat alternatives at the next bash.

#9 DannyHeep


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Posted 30 June 2009 - 10:14 PM

I think it went through. Was weird though...

#10 LoweTek

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 05:34 AM

QUOTE (DannyHeep @ Jun 30 2009, 11:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think it went through. Was weird though...
Got your payment but not your form.

#11 doctormoist


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Posted 01 July 2009 - 05:47 AM

I ordered my 3, and I hope that PayPal has my address, because I don't think the form went through.

BTW, when can we expect arrival?

#12 Candy LaChance


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Posted 01 July 2009 - 06:01 AM

Books should be ready by the Softball Bash.

#13 LoweTek

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 06:48 AM

QUOTE (doctormoist @ Jul 1 2009, 06:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I ordered my 3, and I hope that PayPal has my address, because I don't think the form went through.

BTW, when can we expect arrival?
Assuming your order was after 2PM yesterday and does not appear in the Audit Thread, and you have received an email receipt from PayPal, PM me your real name, date/time of transaction and PayPal address and I will confirm for you. I do not see a recent form with your SoSH name nor do I have an unmatched payment. In the past, all of these missing payment situations arise due to an incomplete PayPal transaction. Please verify with PayPal, especially if you did not receive an emailed reciept of payment from them.

#14 absintheofmalaise


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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:26 AM

Wanted to let everyone know that the cookbook will also include the much requested Scotch Primer by Yep.

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 12:26 PM

One other note:

Shipments outside the lower 48 US states will carry additional charges that vary by destination. As noted in prior threads, postage will depend on package weight and dimensions, which we don't have yet. And despite my lobbying for a BrownDog's Geisha Girl Emporium subsidy, only actual postage costs will be passed on to buyers.

Our suggestion is to go ahead and order your books per the instructions above, and you will be contacted regarding additional payment as soon as we know those exact costs. Your patience is appreciated, as we may not have those details until we're ready to ship your package, especially for multiple book orders.

For the record, the most anyone will pay for postage on orders weighing 4 lbs or less (up to 4 books) is US$12.95 for a Priority Mail flat-rate small box. Delivery is advertised as taking 6 to 10 business days anywhere on the planet, but those in heavily populated areas and major cities can expect much speedier service. Obviously we'll use cheaper options where available, but for those of you in Asia, Africa, Oceania and South America, this will probably be the number.

Thanks for everyone's help and support on this project.

#16 DannyHeep


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Posted 02 July 2009 - 09:28 PM

QUOTE (LoweTek @ Jul 1 2009, 06:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Got your payment but not your form.


Can you see me now?

#17 LoweTek

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 04:40 AM

QUOTE (DannyHeep @ Jul 2 2009, 10:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can you see me now?
Yes, thank you.

#18 Clemente38

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 12:12 PM

QUOTE (absintheofmalaise @ Jul 1 2009, 10:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wanted to let everyone know that the cookbook will also include the much requested Scotch Primer by Yep.



Outstanding. Thanks for including this.

Off to find to place my order.

#19 Clemente38

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 12:26 PM

LoweTek-

I placed my order for 2 copies and have received the PayPal email confirmation but the initial information page never appeared to go through or at least was pretty funky and I'm not sure it went through. I'm picking my copies up at the Fenway Bash, so shipping isn't an issue. But wanted to let you know that the initial page is not loading after the "send" button is hit.

Can you see me?




#20 LoweTek

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 01:25 PM

QUOTE (Clemente38 @ Jul 4 2009, 01:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
LoweTek-

I placed my order for 2 copies and have received the PayPal email confirmation but the initial information page never appeared to go through or at least was pretty funky and I'm not sure it went through. I'm picking my copies up at the Fenway Bash, so shipping isn't an issue. But wanted to let you know that the initial page is not loading after the "send" button is hit.

Can you see me?
I see a payment but not a form. If you can try just the form again and be sure to hit your browser refresh before filling it out. Sometimes an old version is cached and sometimes, it just misbehaves. No need to resubmit payment.

#21 Clemente38

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 01:34 PM

I entered the form again and this time it did go through. I did not refresh, just completed the form again. This time it went through smoothly. Seems to be a slight glitch in the giddy-up.

Thanks for all your work on the auction and for those that put together the cookbook, well done all.




#22 stiffysboss

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 07:29 PM

Pretty smooth ordering, though the PayPal form insisted on a Ship To address, even though we're picking up. Thanks for all your hard work...can't wait to see the cookbook!

#23 The Napkin


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Posted 06 July 2009 - 02:16 PM

bump

#24 LoweTek

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 02:19 PM

QUOTE (stiffysboss @ Jul 5 2009, 08:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pretty smooth ordering, though the PayPal form insisted on a Ship To address, even though we're picking up. Thanks for all your hard work...can't wait to see the cookbook!
Yeah, no choice there I'm afraid. It's either require it or don't and since so many will be shipping, I felt it best to include it in case addresses were left off the webforms. Anything to save extra work for the volunteers...

#25 educatedcheese

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 06:39 PM

Done.

I'm hungry.

#26 DanoooME


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Posted 07 July 2009 - 12:19 PM

Ordered and paid.

#27 absintheofmalaise


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Posted 08 July 2009 - 11:47 AM

Looks like we're gonna have to cut off orders for this on July 24 for accounting purposes. To wet your whistles a little, here's what you'll be receiving:

Chapter 1: Leadoff Hitters (Appetizers & Dips)
- - - Unlike Ellsbury, these won’t get dropped in the order

Chapter 2: A Scotch Primer
- - - by Yep

Chapter 3: The Night Before (Beverages & Cocktails)
- - - Sometimes Ricardo makes bad decisions...

Chapter 4: The Morning After (Breakfast Fare)
- - - Should we call you or nudge you?

Chapter 5: All Hail Bacon!
- - - Putting strips over hot breasts since 2004

Chapter 6: Chickens Without Vodka
- - - You bring the Stoli, we'll take care of the birds…

Chapter 7: Global Warnings (The International Flavors of SoSH)
- - - They have basements in Bangladesh?

Chapter 8: Team Chemistry (Cooking With Crockpots)
- - - 25 Ingredients, 1 Hamilton Beach…

Chapter 9: SaladMetrics (Vegetarian Delicacies)
- - - Oops. Looks like Weebs ate all the tofu. Just calm down, EV,
there’s still plenty of celery and potato chips...

Chapter 10: Assists & Relays (Side Dishes)
- - - Teammates that'll turn the double play better than Julio Lugo

Chapter 11: Wine for Numbskulls
- - - by Rick Burlesons Yambag

Chapter 12: Condom Mints (Sauces, Dressings and Impersonal Lubricants)
- - - No ketchup in here... Or on the bloody sock

Chapter 13: From Dirty Watah (Succulent Seafood)
- - - Finally, something worthwhile emerges from SoSH's murky depths

Chapter 14: Smoky Joe’s Wood (Grilling, Smoking & Barbecue)
- - - Hotter and spicier than a 34-5 record and a 1.91 ERA

Chapter 15: You Meateaters! (For Carnivores Only)
- - - "You're all gonna die of hahht attacks yahselves!"

Chapter 16: Food Porn (Decadent Desserts)
- - - NSFW - Not Safe For Waistlines

#28 Fratboy


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Posted 09 July 2009 - 11:39 AM

Just bought it. It looks incredible!

#29 SumnerH


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Posted 09 July 2009 - 04:13 PM

Ordered and paid. This is awesome, thanks for organizing!

#30 Myt1


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Posted 09 July 2009 - 04:37 PM

Likewise.

#31 Hildy

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 07:29 PM

QUOTE (Fratboy @ Jul 9 2009, 12:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just bought it. It looks incredible!



Wait till you see the Food Porn illustration. Let's just say I made sure there was something for everyone.

#32 absintheofmalaise


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Posted 10 July 2009 - 08:13 AM

QUOTE (Hildy @ Jul 9 2009, 08:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wait till you see the Food Porn illustration. Let's just say I made sure there was something for everyone.

There's artwork too?

#33 LoweTek

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 08:18 AM

QUOTE (absintheofmalaise @ Jul 10 2009, 09:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There's artwork too?
I hadn't heard that. Has anybody seen it? I hope the illustrations have something to do with bacon.

#34 sibpin

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 10:29 AM

Shipping options are either Bash pickup or USPS?

#35 Fratboy


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Posted 10 July 2009 - 10:33 AM

QUOTE (Hildy @ Jul 9 2009, 08:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wait till you see the Food Porn illustration. Let's just say I made sure there was something for everyone.

ohmy.gif

I've always wondered what you could do with anise root and walnuts, other than give me a migraine.

#36 absintheofmalaise


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Posted 10 July 2009 - 10:48 AM



#37 inATLwithEdgar

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 08:38 PM

Had to go for 2, one for me and one for an unknown Xmas gift. This looks too good to be true.

Will there be more available for order during the year?

#38 Candy LaChance


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Posted 10 July 2009 - 10:08 PM

QUOTE (inATLwithEdgar @ Jul 10 2009, 09:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Had to go for 2, one for me and one for an unknown Xmas gift. This looks too good to be true.

Will there be more available for order during the year?


If you think you might want more, I'd play it safe and order them now! Once they're gone, they're gone (barring overwhelming popular demand - or threats of nails through browndog's metatarsals).

#39 TheStoryofYourRedRightAnkle

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 11:07 AM

Ordered.

#40 daburgaman

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 01:33 PM

Ordered as well. Can't wait to get this!

#41 inATLwithEdgar

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 01:38 PM

QUOTE (Candy LaChance @ Jul 10 2009, 11:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you think you might want more, I'd play it safe and order them now! Once they're gone, they're gone (barring overwhelming popular demand - or threats of nails through browndog's metatarsals).



Can you let us know how many have been ordered so far and how many are available? I'm not doubting the quality (I guess in a way I am) but would like to see before purchasing more even though the cause is more than worth the paper!

#42 absintheofmalaise


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Posted 11 July 2009 - 03:36 PM

QUOTE (inATLwithEdgar @ Jul 11 2009, 02:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can you let us know how many have been ordered so far and how many are available? I'm not doubting the quality (I guess in a way I am) but would like to see before purchasing more even though the cause is more than worth the paper!

You have a PM.

#43 doctormoist


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Posted 11 July 2009 - 03:36 PM

Are you guys planning to ship them out all at once after the ordering deadline or will they go out as ordered? I just got back from a vacation and I was hoping to find it waiting at the house between the front doors. I guess UPS ground could be up to 10 business days.

#44 LoweTek

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 03:39 PM

QUOTE (doctormoist @ Jul 11 2009, 04:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Are you guys planning to ship them out all at once after the ordering deadline...?
Yes.

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 04:55 PM

Paid, having it shipped.

Can't wait to add this next to the fiancee's girly cookbooks. I suspect Julia Child will die of fright....or kidney failure

#46 absintheofmalaise


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Posted 13 July 2009 - 11:23 AM

A couple of excerpts:

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Food Porn

It may be the last item on the menu, but many SoSHers award dessert centerfold status in their food world. They have a point, as a good dessert is far more likely to evoke glazed eyes and a pool of spittle than, say, a plate of watercress. All that melting chocolate or decadent whipped cream just naturally scores perfect 10s on the sensuality meter. An ambrosial chocolate mousse may not be quite as hot as Bar Rafaeli, but then again it doesn’t require air brushing. Then there’s the naughty factor. Any self-respecting tongue candy comes with a caloric price tag, and we all know that illicit pleasures lend more of a tang.


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Wine

Wine makes everything better. It makes boring people more interesting, ugly people a little sexier, sexy people ultra-hot ( both of which lead to lots of bad decisions, but let's table that for the moment), food more tasty and evenings more mellow. What else does that that is not already attached to your body and within easy reach? Not for nothing, but there's not much else that adds value the way that wine does.

So let’s talk about wine a little here.




#47 Candy LaChance


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Posted 13 July 2009 - 04:16 PM

Here's a screen shot of two sample pages. This book will not disappoint!


#48 Orange Julia


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Posted 13 July 2009 - 04:28 PM

Did my recipe for catnip mice make the cut?

#49 Candy LaChance


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Posted 13 July 2009 - 04:57 PM

QUOTE (Orange Julia @ Jul 13 2009, 05:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Did my recipe for catnip mice make the cut?


You'll just have to buy several books to find out.

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 05:40 PM

When do these puppies ship? I've got a fridge full of bacon and I need Skrub's advice on how to prepare it.