The Culinary Herpetologist

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Bibliomania, 2005 - Cooking - 382 pages
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This long awaited, second edition of Liner's "A Herpetological Cookbook" is greatly expanded with over 950 herpetological recipes. From historical recipes: Goanna (Aborigine style), Blackfeet Indian Jellied Snake, and Roasted poison Dart Frog (Campa Indian Style) to modern recipes: Turtle Croquettes, Zippy Alligator Dip, and Ampiuma a la Poulette this cookbook contains something for everyone. An entertaining, historically important treatise everyone interested in amphibians and reptiles should own.

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Page 26 - When mixture comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
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Ernest A. Liner is a retired pharmaceutical sales representative from E.R. Squibb & Sons (now Bristol Myers Squibb) after 322 years. He was elected to the Hakeen Society, an honors society within the company, and the Quarter Century Club. Throughout his life, Ernest has pursued the study of herpetology in his native Louisiana as well as the southeastern United States, Texas, México, Honduras, and Costa Rica. He became enamoured with the Méxican herpetofauna and spent most of his free time on field trips into this fascinating country amassing a large collection of preserved material, now at the American Museum of Natural History. Ernest also collected a large library of herpetological books. He is the author (or co-author) of 131 scientific papers to date, with others in press. He discovered a number of new species that have been described by himself or others. Four herpetological species, one earthworm, and one parasite from a lizard have been named after him. In 1993, he was recognized by the Southwestern Association of Naturalists for his outstanding service to the society. The University of Colorado at Boulder awarded Ernest an honorary D. Sc. degree in 1998. Presently he is working on volume 8 of the Synopsis of the Herpetofauna of México, volume 21 of Biology of the Reptilia, an update of the scientific and common names of the reptiles and amphibians of México, and the Reptiles and Amphibians of Nuevo Leon, México.

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