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Cookbook Review: Fruitful by Brian Nicholson and Sarah Huck

It is not that I am lazy, but I do like some personal attention. I love cookbooks that include not only recipes but entire menu ideas. Or cookbooks that take you through the seasons and offer you surprises with just about every page turn. If I say “fruit” you may have an image of an…

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Cookbook Review: World’s Best Cocktails by Tom Sandham

  There are times when an “over statement” is really an “understatement.” This book’s title, World’s Best Cocktails, is absolutely true, but the title could have read World’s Best Cocktail Book. I think it is the best bar book in years from many perspectives: Comprehensive content Recipes both classic and refreshingly new, 500 of them…

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Cookbook Review: Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong

If you are fond of the cuisines of Southeast Asia, or just curious, or about to travel there, then this book is a supreme experience. Subtitled “A Culinary Journey from China to Vietnam” Greater Mekong provides an enriching and most enlightening survey of the people and foods that line the wandering Mekong River. Author Luke…

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TBT Cookbook Review: Northwest Bounty by Schuler Ingle and Sharon Kramis

Suzen began Cooking by the Book in 1988. Back then, we did parties for friends where we all cooked together out of the same cookbook. Hence, our name. This was the first cookbook we used, a book I picked because of my Northwest heritage. I grew up in Portland when the vineyards in the valley…

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