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TBT Cookbook Review: American Desserts by Wayne Harley Brachman

When Suzi and I moved to Tribeca thirty years ago, it was pretty quiet at night. The only place to eat was The Odeon a block away and we soon fell in love with the bistro chicken and the Southern-style desserts. Those desserts, we learned later, were the product of Wayne Harley Brachman who went…

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Cookbook Review: Master the Art of Japanese Home Cooking by Masaharu Morimoto

This is a beautiful, important and intelligent cookbook. The title is key and revealing. This is a type of art book, for authentic Japanese cooking is surely an art form. I always carry the impression that Japanese culture is more complex and richer than ours. The colors, the detail, the painstaking calligraphy, the hand-crafted architecture,…

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Leek and Goat’s Cheese Picnic Loaf from Gail’s Artisan Bakery

  This recipe comes from Gail’s Artisan Bread. Roy Levy and Gail Mejia wrote this cookbook based on their bakery experiences in London. The intent was to provide great [aka French quality] bread in a town that was not famous for its bread baking. The first store opened in 2005 and now there are over…

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Chile Bacon and Eggs with Sweet Potato Hash from Breakfast Bowls by Caroline Griffiths

  In Breakfast Bowls, Caroline Griffiths suggests better and more complex ways to dive into your breakfast. No more corn flakes for Caroline. There are dishes here from around the world as this Australian based writer demonstrates the diversity of breakfast. In this dish, there’s a little something from almost every continent except Antarctica. And,…

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