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Tomatillo Guacamole

I find tomatillos to be intriguing. Little rather hard green balls that seem to be flavor hand grenades. Here’s a very simple recipe that exploints that power. Often when we make guacamole, there a serious number of ingredients: tomato, chopped onion, cilantrol, some cumin perhaps. Here is just the opposite, a mimimlist recipe that does…

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Best of the Cookbook Reviews: Ample Hills Creamy by Brian Smith and Jackie Cuscuna

This week I'm reposting the best cookbook review of the past year. Ice cream books come in the summer. Whether it is summer or winter, you will find lines out the door at the Ample Hills stores in Brooklyn. If you want the latest and greatest in designer ice cream, this is the book to…

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Best of the Cookbook Reviews: 5 Outstanding Pastry Books

This week the cookbook reviews are repeats of the very best over the past year. This one, from last December, is a summary of 5 truly outstanding pastry books. You'll at least one in your kitchen. You can search the blog to find the individual reviews for each book. Happy baking. It's the final four…

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Tomatillo Shrub from Shrubs by Michael Dietsch

In his wonderful book Shrubs: An Old-Fashioned Drink for Modern Times, Michael Dietsch offers shrub ideas aplenty. I’ve reviewed the book and offered some recipe ideas before. There are fruity flavor ideas that you might expect — orange and rhubarb — and combinations that will both surprise and please — strawberry pepper and watermelon lime.…

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