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TBT Cookbook Review: Maida Heatter’s Great Book of American Desserts

  Beginning with Maida Heatter’s Book of Great Desserts in 1974, for over two decades Maida Heatter published a half dozen dessert cookbooks that were grandly recognized as the best of breed. Some books were devoted single topics: cookies or cakes. And some were compendiums like this one, Maida Heatter’s Book of Great American Desserts…

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Cookbook Review: Fireside Feasts & Snow Day Treats

The team at Ryland Peters & Small has knack for producing cookbooks you want to embrace in a flash. I’ve already commented on their volume Comfort Food: http://www.cookingbythebook.com/cookbook-reviews/cookbook-review-comfort-food-from-ryland-peters-and-small/ This book, Fireside Feasts & Snow Day Treats, is an expansion of Comfort Food containing some of the same recipes but so many more. The recipes here…

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TBT Cookbook Review Master Recipes by Stephen Schmidt

It’s time this week’s Throwback Thursday Cookbook Review, and this week the selection is personal. I remember 1987 very well. Suzen and I moved to NYC from Boston, found our Tribeca loft and very early on began the steps that led to Cooking by the Book. In one of those steps, Suzen started taking cooking classes…

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Cookbook Review: Fermented Vegetables

  Coincidences happen. I picked up Wednesday’s New York Times because Wednesday includes the weekly Food section, a must for foodies living in NYC or anywhere else on Planet Earth. Right there on the front page of Food, there’s a big picture of Korean food with the headline Kimchi Travels Well. Back home with my…

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