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Cookbook Review: Curtis Stone Good Food, Good Life

There’s a good reason to leave your house on this first Monday of Spring: you can take a peek at Curtis Stone’s lively new Good Food, Good Life. Suzen and I happily indulge ourselves in all of Curtis’s books and this brand new one is right on par with his other delicious volumes. There is…

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Quick-Braised Spring Vegetables from Curtis Stone

m4s0n501 I am writing this on March 20, 2015 at 6:40PM. In eight minutes, it will officially be spring. The equinox will have occurred. I always think of spring and daffodils. Those first brave crocus, of course, followed by fields of tulips. Warm afternoons with yellow sunshine and bright new green leaves. I’m looking out…

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Four-Meat Meatloaf from Pat LaFrieda

“Is this going to fit?” Suzen waved her hand at me, a hand encased in a rubber glove coated with round meat. Lots and lots of ground meat. I held up the 9X5 inch loaf pan she had prepared, moved it over the bowl, and shook my head. “If you try to put all that…

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Cookbook Review: Meat by Pat Lafrieda

  Pat LaFreida may be the most famous butcher in America. His book cover actually calls him the “most celebrated.” Famous or celebrated, Pat is without doubt mightily accomplished. He has led the transformation of his family business and now, with Meat, he’s given us an important, insightful, and at times intense survey of the…

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