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Breakfast Cobbler with Oatmeal Drop Biscuits from Homemade Decadence by Joy Wilson

Joy Wilson’s Homemade Decadence has this great premise: the most important meal of the day, of the week, is brunch. Just the word “brunch” connotes something special. It’s not breakfast. It’s brunch. Here’s one of Joy’s favorite dishes: a breakfast cobbler with oatmeal drop biscuits. While her family serves this for holiday weekend brunches, I…

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Cookbook Review: Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong

If you are fond of the cuisines of Southeast Asia, or just curious, or about to travel there, then this book is a supreme experience. Subtitled “A Culinary Journey from China to Vietnam” Greater Mekong provides an enriching and most enlightening survey of the people and foods that line the wandering Mekong River. Author Luke…

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TBT Cookbook Review: Northwest Bounty by Schuler Ingle and Sharon Kramis

Suzen began Cooking by the Book in 1988. Back then, we did parties for friends where we all cooked together out of the same cookbook. Hence, our name. This was the first cookbook we used, a book I picked because of my Northwest heritage. I grew up in Portland when the vineyards in the valley…

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Baked Bananas in a Citrus Rum Sauce from Keep It Vegan by Aine Carlin

I love my Bananas Foster. My agreement with Suzen, Clause 4.3.1a in the marriage contract, is that I can make it once a year. Suzen’s lawyer was a nice man, but, fortunately for me, not comprehensive. Here’s a recipe that is not, I would maintain, Bananas Foster. And it looks even better. From Keep It…

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