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Cookbook Review: Brown Sugar Kitchen by Tanya Holland

Like soul food? Interested? Want the very best? Read on. For a too short time a few years ago, Tanya Holland worked at Cooking by the Book. She was one of the culinary advisors central to our hands-on culinary program. Here, corporate groups come into our kitchen, divide into groups, and each group has a…

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Avocado Corn Relish or Salsa

Yesterday’s post was about roasting corn using your gas grill. Hopefully you will have some leftover corn. Or you can easily roast more. And, while the corn is on the grill, do a few poblano peppers. You are going to need them. You’ll find recipes for this relish/salsa on the web and in many cookbooks.…

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Cookbook Review: Dos Caminos Tacos by Ivy Stark

In Spanish the verb “taquear” has the core meaning “to fill up.” In contemporary Mexico, it means “make a taco of it.” Dos Caminos Tacos lets you make tacos literally from everything: meats and veggies, classical and contemporary, familiar and very surprising. Executive Chef Ivy Stark is responsible for the special sparkle at the Dos…

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Grilling Corn with a Gas Grill

In an earlier post, I’ve suggested that the microwave is a quick, very quick way to cook fresh corn. You can leave the corn with the shucks still on and simply “cook” for 4 minutes for one or 6 minutes for two ears at a time. Microwave cooking gives you an ear that is certainly “done”…

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