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Strawberry Balsamic Upside Down Cake

The berries are here. Wonderful luscious strawberries — and blackberries and blueberries, too. But today is a strawberry day. The combination of strawberries and balsamic vinegar is iconic. And popular. Just google “balsamic vinegar and strawberries” and you’ll see there are 613,000 results. Somewhere in that stack of ideas and recipes there surely is something…

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Cookbook Review: Gluten-Free Flour Power by Kamozawa and Talbot

Gluten-free is more than the name of an aisle in your supermarket. It is a way of life, a way of cooking. And it’s a way of cooking that can interest all of us. You don’t need to be someone on a gluten-free diet to enjoy the recipes and concepts in Gluten-Free Flour Power. In…

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Salmon Veracruz with Tomatoes, Capers, Olives and Herbs

Here is salmon, we all know salmon, from a different perspective. Rick Bayless applies the flavors of Mexico in layer upon layer of texture and flavor. This Veracruz “sauce” can be served next to your grilled/pan-fried/barbequed/baked salmon. Or on top of it. There are onion, garlic, herbs, spices, olives, capers and jalapenos here. Surely, you…

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TBT Cookbook Review: The Cooking of Parma by Richard Camillo Sidoli

Nineteen years ago a lovely book, The Cooking of Parma by Richard Camillo Sidoli, arrived and was greeted with applause and awards. Parma, located astride the Parma River, is a very ancient city. Probably founded by Etruscans when Rome was at best a village, Parma is famed for its food — ham and cheese —…

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