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Cookbook Review: Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book 2017

This year’s cover of Hugh Johnson’s ubiquitous guide has a special addition: this is the 40th anniversary edition. Yes, for 40 years we have been buying Hugh’s slim volumes, perhaps not every single year, and toting them around as we go to restaurants and wine shops. It’s light, tight and packed with information. I’ve actually…

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Apricot Soufflé from Alice Waters

  Those are apricots from our local farmers’ market. How do you get them into a soufflé? Ah, there is an intermediate step. You need some Apricot Jam. This recipe for the soufflé comes from The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters and, yes, there is an apricot jam recipe in the The Art.…

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TBT Cookbook Review: Mediterranean Grilling by Diane Kochilas

  Diane Kochilas has a new cookbook out, Ikaria, based on the foods of her native Greek island. Yes, I’ll review it soon, but seeing her name reminded me of all the grand books she has written in the past. Like Mediterranean Grilling from 2007. All grilling books do have a common core. So, Mediterranean…

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TBT Recipe: Tzatziki from Balaboosta by Einat Admony

Cool. Refreshingly cool. Tzatziki, a combo of sour cream and cucumber, is a side dish that is a hallmark of Middle Eastern Cuisine. It should be on all our plates as well. Here you see it paired with meat kabobs [yes, the recipe is coming tomorrow!]. But tzatziki is a striking accompaniment to proteins of…

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