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Award-Winning Crime Thriller Novelist & Outdoors Writer
Publications (Fiction, Nonfiction, TV, Articles, Interviews)
OUR ALL NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL VIDEOS: SPECIAL INTERESTS WITH BOB BANFELDER & DONNA DERASMO
After twelve (12) years presenting our monthly shows on Public Access Cablevision, including being featured on other Cablevision shows (Off the Cuff and Literally Speaking), limited to Suffolk & Nassau Counties on Long Island, our all new Special Interests with Bob & Donna YouTube Channel now reaches the world!
Donna and I give you uncensored product information and opinion on such topics as fishing (spin, bait & fly, clamming & crabbing, canoeing & kayaking); hunting (shotguns & rifles, muzzleloaders, handguns, compound bows & crossbows, telescopic sights, laser sights & holographic sights); outdoor accessories (knives & knife sharpeners).
For my award-winning fiction & nonfiction literary canon of works, see the Publications Link above.
For serious writers: Please see my The Essential Guide to Writing Well & Getting Published *Bonus Feature* Making Decent Dollars Writing Plus Little-Known Reward-Reaping Benefits.
Our criminal justice system (how it works and how it fails): Connivers, Con Artists, Career Criminals, the Death of the Death Penalty [New York State].
Lifetime Achievement Award from Who’s Who in America
Stay tuned for much, much more.
BEST CHILI TACOS WITH A NO-LEAK-BOTTOM TRICK. How to prepare the best tasting Chili Tacos ever. Bob also shares how to ensure that your taco ingredients do not fall out of a soggy-bottom taco shell. Easy to do and foolproof every time. Go to YouTube. Posted March 23, 2020.
SEISMIC CRKT FOLDING KNIFE WITH VEFF SERRATIONS. A comprehensive review of the Seismic folding knife with Veff Serrations from CRKT (Columbia River Knife and Tool). A workhorse of a knife! Go to YouTube. Posted March 5, 2020.
VELOUTÉ SAUCE OVER PAN-SEARED TUNA. We begin by sharing an excerpt from Bob’s newest serial-killer thriller (in manuscript form). The tie-in is that the killer is into cooking. Velouté Sauce Over Pan-Seared Tuna is served with boiled red potatoes, fresh cut string beans, topped with basil pesto. The velouté sauce is prepared with a fish stock. Go to YouTube. Posted February 18, 2020.
LASAGNA: ITALIAN/FRENCH STYLE with SPINACH ~ BECHAMEL ~ BOLOGNESE. Bob prepares an Italian lasagna with a French flair. A bechamel sauce and burrata are substituted for ricotta cheese and plain mozzarella, making the lasagna very creamy. Go to YouTube. Posted February 3, 2020.
MIREPOIX/BROWN (ESPAGNOLE) SAUCE FOR CHATEAUBRIAND. Bob covers a two-step process in preparing a mirepoix/brown (Espagnole) sauce that is traditionally used for Chateaubriand as well as many other dishes. Espagnole sauce is one of the five mother sauces every savvy cook needs to know to enhance flavors. Go to YouTube. Posted January 23, 2020.
Check out our related video titled Cooking Chateaubriand Using the Reverse Searing Method. Go to YouTube.
COOKING CHATEAUBRIAND USING THE REVERSE SEARING METHOD. In a unique presentation, Bob begins by excerpting from his new crime-thriller novel in progress, giving us historical background information regarding the steps in preparing a mirepoix/brown sauce for Chateaubriand. Bob then enters the kitchen and starts the process, covering important tools and equipment: the ChefAlarm Cooking Thermometer by ThermoWorks, a fine-mesh Chinois sieve (China cap), knives from Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT). Go to YouTube. Posted January 18, 2020.
Check our related video titled Mirepoix/Brown (Espagnole) Sauce for Chateaubriand. Go to YouTube.
FRANCHI MOMENTUM BOLT-ACTION RIFLE COMBO PACKAGE WITH BURRIS FULLFIELD II SCOPE ~ FULL REVIEW. Franchi's first-ever rifle is reviewed comprehensivly, along with the Burris Fullfield II Scope. Go to YouTube. Posted December 8, 2019.
CRKT TWIST & FIX REPAIR TOOL + CRKT HOMEFRONT KNIFE SHARPENING. The Wicked Edge WE 130 is used to illustrate proper sharpening of the Columbia River Knife & Tool Homefront (Hunter model) blade. The CRKT Avant is also highlighted. Go to YouTube. Posted October 23, 2019.
KASTKING SPARTACUS KNIVES & SHARPENING WITH THE WICKED EDGE WE 130. Go to YouTube. Posted October 23, 2019.
JOURNEYING THROUGH CONCEALED HANDGUN CARRY LAWS. Go to YouTube. Posted September 17, 2019.
CONCEALED FULL-CARRY PERMITS FOR LAW ABIDING CITIZENS. Go to YouTube. Posted August 23, 2019.
CRKT AVANT & HOMEFRONT FOLDING KNIVES FOR THE OUTDOORSMAN Go to YouTube. Posted June 6, 2019
KARINA VETRANO ~ HOWARD BEACH JOGGER MURDER VICTIM: TRIALS & TRIBULATIONS OF A BROKEN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM Go to YouTube. Posted May 6, 2019
HOW TO TIE THE GIMP FLY ~ A DEADLY FRESHWATER FLY Go to YouTube. Posted April 16, 2019
WICKED EDGE WE 130 COMPLETE DISASSEMBLY FOR CLEANING Go to YouTube. Posted April 1, 2019
NEW YORK STATE DEATH PENALTY DEBACLE: Clearing Away the Cobwebs for a Comprehensive Understanding and Instilling Common Sense Solutions Go to YouTube. Posted March 30, 2019
TYING BOB B'S UNIQUE BULL'S-EYE FLY FOR FLY-FISHING SUCCESS Go to YouTube. Posted March 21, 2019
WICKED EDGE LOW ANGLE ADAPTER FOR ASIAN CUTLERY & SMALL, NARROW BLADES Go to YouTube. Posted March 14, 2019
WRITING WELL & GETTING PUBLISHED Go to YouTube. Posted March 11, 2019
NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE TWO-WEEK HOLIDAY FROM HELL Go to YouTube. Posted March 5, 2019
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIM SENTENCED TO 30 YEARS FOR KILLING HER MONSTER HUSBAND Go to YouTube. Posted March 1, 2019
BEST SERIAL-KILLER NOVELS PART THREE Go to YouTube. Posted February 27, 2019
BEST SERIAL-KILLER NOVELS PART TWO Go to YouTube. Posted February 25, 2019
BEST SERIAL-KILLER NOVELS PART ONE Go to YouTube. Posted February 23, 2019
WICKED EDGE PRECISION WE130 KNIFE SHARPENING SYSTEM Go to YouTube. Posted February 21, 2019
EDGE PRO APEX A4 KNIFE SHARPENING SYSTEM Go to YouTube. Posted February 21, 2019
LANSKY CONTROLLED-ANGLE KNIFE SHARPENING SYSTEM Go to YouTube. Posted February 6, 2019