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Cookbook Review: Einkorn by Carla Bartolucci

Many of us grew up on white flour and only white flour. Whole wheat? Rye? Rarely encountered and only if we visited some bakery in an ethnic neighborhood. Now, we are in a whole new grain world. You’ve probably seen a display from Bob’s Red Mill with 10, or 20 or even more variety of…

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Roasted Chicken in Adobo from Eat Mexico by Lesley Tellez

Eat Mexico is the new cookbook by Lesley Tellez devoted to the street and markets foods she discovered walking, literally walking Mexico City. Eat Mexico is filled with delectable dishes, ones Lesley has written up for the American cook. But the recipes themselves remain intensely Mexican. “Tastes like chicken” is not the worst phrase in…

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Cookbook Review: GQ Drinks

  In the world of mixology, two cities dominate: New York and London. It is an intense competition, perhaps rivalry. There is no formal declaration of a cocktail war but the two cities dominate the ever spiraling lists of concoctions that we taste, savor, and relish. This is the Golden Age of cocktails. And GQ…

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Sformato Di Cavolofiore or Cauliflower Pie from Anne Bianchi

People have odd reactions to cauliflower. It’s considered strange or ugly, so I think a majority of people have never cooked it at home. If you have young children, saying “Eat your cauliflower” is likely to cause domestic rebellion. It is an acquired taste. The first records of cauliflower date to the 6th century B.C.…

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