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TBT Cookbook Review: Beard on Birds by James Beard

  Suzi and I have a lot cookbooks. A few thousand. Some of them are even older than I am. Now, technically, this book is not older than me. It’s from 1988, a revision to the 1979 Beard edition, which itself was a rewrite of his original 1944 Fowl and Game. This is, in short,…

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TBT Recipe: Pork and Cider Pie from Eric Lanlard

A few years ago, the very talented Eric Lanlard wrote Tart It Up: Sweet and Savory Tarts and Pies. Growing up in Brittany, he was native to a land of pork and apples. This Pork and Cider Pie is a classic dish, ideal for these last lingering winter nights. The ingredient list here is long,…

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Banana Pecan Coffee Cake from Big Bad Breakfast

  In his newest book Big Bad Breakfast, author John Currence demonstrates why, in the tiny town of Oxford, Mississippi, he has six restaurants and they are all packed. Born in New Orleans, John’s Southern heritage is evident on every page. The recipes are designed for elevated breakfasts but many, like this one, make for…

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Cookbook Review: China: The Cookbook by Kei Lum Chan and Diora Fong Chan

  Sometimes a cookbook, however complex, can be described in a single word. Like, magnificent. Or, maybe, encyclopedic. I think the best single word description for China: The Cookbook is actually hyphenated: must-buy. Chinese food is one of the top three or four cuisines on the planet. [No, I’m avoiding all Italian versus French discussion here!]…

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