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Butternut Squash Curry from Paleo: Monday to Friday by Daniel Green

In Paleo: Monday to Friday author Daniel Green provides an excellent discussion of the Paleo concept: what it is, what you can eat, what you should not. His concept is to follow the Paleo path on the weekdays. Weekends are up to you. There are, it turns out, enough intriguing recipes that you may run…

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Smoked Greek Garden Packets from Diane Kochilas

Diane Kochilas has written many award-winning cookbooks including Mediterranean Grilling in 2007. It’s a favorite book of ours because Suzi loves eggplant and the Grilled Eggplant Sandwich with Yogurt-Tahini-Chipotle Dressing is undeniably wonderful. The very next time we make it, I’ll take a photo and post it. But in the meantime … Me? I’ll eat…

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The Fine & Dandy Cocktail from Make Mine a Martini

  In Make Mine a Martini, author Kay Plunkett-Hogge presents this cocktail as a bit of a mystery. She does loves this drink and she’s tried to discover its origins, but she is just not sure. Fine and Dandy was a 1930’s show written by Kay Swift, the first woman to score a full Broadway…

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Cookbook Review: Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book 2017

This year’s cover of Hugh Johnson’s ubiquitous guide has a special addition: this is the 40th anniversary edition. Yes, for 40 years we have been buying Hugh’s slim volumes, perhaps not every single year, and toting them around as we go to restaurants and wine shops. It’s light, tight and packed with information. I’ve actually…

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