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Cookbook Review: Grill Nation by David Guas

“Would you like tomato barbeque sauce or Carolina vinegar?” the server asked Suzen and me. Suz took the tomato which disturbed me. We were at a wedding in Raleigh and “When in Raleigh” you get the true Carolina barbeque sauce: the vinegar one. Lucky for me, I did not chide my wife at the time…

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TBT Cookbook Review: Texas Home Cooking by Cheryl and Bill Jamison

Recently I did a TBT Cookbook Review for A Real American Breakfast by Cheryl and Bill Jamison. It’s a laudable book, one that still sustains Suzen and me on weekend mornings. It was just after I published that review that I learned, most sadly, that Bill had passed away earlier this year. When it came…

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Cookbook Review: Einkorn by Carla Bartolucci

Many of us grew up on white flour and only white flour. Whole wheat? Rye? Rarely encountered and only if we visited some bakery in an ethnic neighborhood. Now, we are in a whole new grain world. You’ve probably seen a display from Bob’s Red Mill with 10, or 20 or even more variety of…

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Cookbook Review: GQ Drinks

  In the world of mixology, two cities dominate: New York and London. It is an intense competition, perhaps rivalry. There is no formal declaration of a cocktail war but the two cities dominate the ever spiraling lists of concoctions that we taste, savor, and relish. This is the Golden Age of cocktails. And GQ…

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