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TBT Cookbook Review: The Best of Southern Italian Cooking by J.C. Grasso

  When you travel in Italy, a very common phrase out of your mouth may be, “This is the most beautiful place in the world.” After a week or two of bopping around the country, the phrase will be automatic and confusing. Just what part of Italy is actually the most perfect? Tuscany? The Lakes?…

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Cookbook Review El Celler De Can Roca by the Roca Brothers

  It is extremely difficult to put into words the importance and magnificence of this cookbook. Three Spanish brothers, Joan and Josep and Jordi Roca, are on their third iteration of an exceptional Catalan restaurant. For thirty years, El Celler has been praised, loved, awarded, and viewed in awe. It has, of course, three Michelin…

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Egg Nog Ice Cream

  Sometimes, Suzi offers a dish at Cooking by the Book that everybody wants. Everybody. In the front of the picture you see the Salted Caramel Brownie from The New York Times and Baked. It’s lovely. It’s intense. Very intense. So we often pair the brownie with ice cream. You could do vanilla, but this…

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Bouillabaisse Accompanied by Rouille

  “What am I gonna eat?” I asked. I happen to be a little allergic to shellfish. Like deathly allergic. For her hands on cooking class at Cooking by the Book, Suzi had piles of clams and mussels and shrimp. “I have some meatballs,” Suzi smiled at me.  She seemed fine. Not mad. There was…

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