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Holiday Wines with Eric Asimov at Cooking by the Book

Eric Asimov has been the chief wine critic for the New York Times for a decade and has a new book, How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto, ready just in time for our holiday seasons. He's coming to Cooking by the Book on Wednesday, November 19th for a session of tasting and education.…

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Cookbook Review: Mug Cakes by Mimi Sinclair

We live in a “big world.” We have the web, Big Data, and budgets in the billions or trillions. It used to be that a few million was lot of money. In Manhattan, a few million is a real estate down payment. It is natural that a countertrend appear: small, contained, personal. We’ve already seen…

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Pork Roast with Garlic-Parmesan Cream

In a word, this dish is a surprise, a wonderful surprise. The word “shoulder” has origins that can be traced back only a few hundred years. In Old High German, it may have meant “shield” which strikes notes of strength and firmness. Today, a shoulder cut of meat is considered to be “less than grand.”…

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Cookbook Review: Pastry by Nick Malgieri

So, I get this cookbook in the mail — I’m not going to say which one — and my immediate reaction is: if you are only going to buy one baking book this year, buy this one. And I start to write it up. And the next day, I get this other cookbook in the…

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