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TBT Cookbook Review: American Cookery by James Beard

  In 1972, as his long career was nearing sunset, James Beard wrote American Cookery, a massive treatise on the American cuisine of the 1970s and of the three centuries of earlier dishes that have contributed to American cookery. Ah, cookery. A strange word and used in Britain but less here in America. Cookery is…

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TBT Recipe: Summer Lamb with Fennel and Roasted Nectarines

  It may be summer, but we still eat hot meat. I think this dish is best served at dusk when the breezes pick and relief from the summer heat is in the air. Here's a recipe from last year and this still perfect for this July. It's a grand combination of lamb and nectarines.…

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Carrot Soup with Brown Butter, Pecans and Yogurt from The Broad Fork by Hugh Acheson

Carrots. What to do with carrots. Too often with our veggies we go simple. A little roasting or pan frying. Some sugar, salt, or vinegar and the veggies appear on our plate. In The Broad Fork, author Hugh Acheson suggest that you can employ veggies in vibrantly distinct recipes. Carrots, for example, are appearing now…

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Poblano Corn Chowder from The Daily Soup

The Daily Soup was a New York institution, one of those soup chains that start, soar, and then sadly crash. There is only one Daily Soup shop in Manhattan these days. But the cookbook, published in 1999, survives and is a tribute to those original soup pioneers. Corn seems to have a natural mate in…

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