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TBT Recipe: Olive Oil Cake with Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

Ordinarily, I want my cake made with butter and not oil. It’s a personal preference matter. I just find oil-based cakes to be less attractive in terms of taste and texture. Except for olive oil cakes. Somehow a good olive oil seems to shine in creating a very special density and texture that I love…

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Cookbook Review: The Kitchen Shelf by Eve O’Sullivan and Rosie Reynolds

  How big is your pantry? When was the last time you cleaned it out? Did you find stuff that was a little old? Maybe not pre-2000 but possibly pre-2010. I admit it. I have found those jars and cans. I meant to use them. I really did. Thing is, many of us have a…

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Malaysian Salad with Salt-Cured Anchovies from Leon Happy Salads

The Leon series of cookbooks seeks to offer wonderful tasted in healthy packages. In the newest book in the series, Happy Salads, authors Jane Baxter and John Vincent roam the entire planet coming up with those very different ideas you’ve been craving. But could not find. The title of this recipe in the book is…

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Cookbook Review: Tarts by Frédéric Anton and Christelle Brua

  This is the perfect cookbook. Absolutely perfect. What if you could make this Banana Rum tart for dessert?     What if that dessert came after a main course of Patridge, Green Pea and Chanterelle Mushroom Tart. Yes, you can use chicken if you don't have local partridge to hunt:     There are…

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