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Cookbook Review: The Complete Sous Vide Supreme by Jo McAuley

  So, you’ve taken the plunge. Literally. You have a full scale sous vide machine and you want to know what to do. You want to know what you can do. Sous vide is a French term and technique for sealing foods in plastic and then cooking long and slow in a water bath. How…

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Dark Chocolate Brownies from Caramel by Carole Bloom

In her book Caramel, Carole Bloom calls these Caramel Layered Dark Chocolate Brownies. Simple calling these Decadent Chocolate Brownies might have been a tad more accurate. These are exceptional. And I do bet you can just eat one. Do not make these if you need to sleep sometime in the next eight hours. I know. I…

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TBT Cookbook Review: The Complete Cookie

In the 1990’s there was a stream of cookbooks by the team of Barry Bluestein and Kevin Morrissey. They were authors, friends, and life partners. Tragically, Barry died of lung cancer in 2001. But the legacy of this team remains and the gem is this book, The Complete Cookie published in 1996. If you made…

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TBT Recipe: Fennel-Seared Pork Tenderloin with Blackberry Sauce

    This recipe will show you the full utility of the cast iron skillet you have hanging away. Even before you cook the pork loin, the skillet has had earlier duty roasting fennel seed for the rub that adorns the pork. This recipe, from The Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook, truly displays the skills of…

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