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Cookbook Review: Lidgate’s, The Meat Cookbook

In London there is a district called Holland Park, fashionable, affluent and dotted with grand Victorian townhouses and high-class shopping. It’s upscale London, just as you might imagine it. Back in 1870, the Lidgate family started a butcher shop that remains a family business and is a centerpiece of the Holland Park community. One thing…

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Chicken With Prunes in Red Wine Sauce from A Bird in the Hand by Diana Henry

When author Diana Henry wrote A Bird in the Hand offered recipes from near and far. This one is not too far from Great Britain. Inspired by the cuisine of southwestern France, she’s adopted the cooking method for the standard British, and American, home kitchen. So, let’s start with the tricky part. When was the…

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Crema Coffee in Cary, North Carolina

Suzi and I are traveling more. We have family and extended family in Seattle, Austin, Knoxville, Paris, and Cary, North Carolina. We were in Cary last week and followed our new routine. After brushing my teeth, I open Google maps on my iPad and I type in "coffee" and we see what happens. I know…

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Duck Confit Enchiladas with Green Sauce from The Duck Cookbook by James Peterson

When acclaimed author James Peterson wrote The Duck Cookbook he seemed to have a favorite duck ingredient: duck confit. Chicken is indigenous to many Mexican dishes, but here duck confit is used to upscale enchilada to a level sure to please you. And, the dish has that grand green sauce made with tomatillos. This is…

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