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TBT Cookbook Review: The Art of Eating Well by Pellegrino Artusi

  This may be the oldest TBT cookbook I’ve ever done. First published in 1891, The Art remains in print and is widely used. In Italy, there have been over 111 editions and in almost every home kitchen you can find a copy of one edition or another. Author Pellegrino Artusi was an upper class…

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TBT Recipe:  Chilled Cucumber-Melon Soup with Radish-Mint Salsa

  For refuge from the summer heat, here's a recipe I first posted in 2014. A summer delight. In your first taste you will know that this soup is something special, something deliciously special. This soup has a dreamy quality: some body, yet still thin, the subtle flavor of cucumber but layered with melon, and…

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Peppery Cheese Rounds from Jean Anderson’s From a Southern Oven

    Weekends often see us scrambling for appetizers for a social gathering. You need something now. Something quick. Something good. And here it is. It is even something simple, too, but the flavor is quite powerful. When you combine all the cheese here with ground hot pepper, you get a true thrill that stands…

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Perfect Marinade for Steaks from Serious Barbecue by Adam Perry Lang

In his book Serious Barbecue, Adam Perry Lang is deadly serious. And fun. He discusses the skills, tools and techniques we can all follow to barbeque perfection. Now, some of his recipes are intense. His Marinated Skirt Steak with Garlic and Cilantro involves a marinade, a rub, and a final resting butter. Did Suzen and…

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