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Cookbook Review: Infusing Flavors by Erin Coopey

Three years ago, Erin Coopey wrote a brilliant book, The Kitchen Pantry, devoted to making your own condiments at home. Yes, homemade mayo and mustard and salad dressing. Fresher, brighter and surely healthier. She’s back with Infusing Flavors, a book literally infused with clever ideas to make you a better cook and a happier eater.…

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Cookbook Review: There’s Always Room for Chocolate by Naomi Josepher and Jon Payson with Georgia Freedman

  We have a holiday season upon us, the season when we do indulge in food and spirits. And chocolate. There’s always room for chocolate in our lives. And now, we have just the book: There’s Always Room for Chocolate from the husband and wife team of Naomi Josepher and Jon Payson, founders of the…

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Cookbook Review: Drink Me Now

One thing that the end of year brings us is a rash of cocktail books. Lovely little volumes filled with clever ideas for us to enjoy at parties or in private. This significant book, Drink Me Now, has a very direct subtitle: 150 Cocktails for Any Emergency. What kind of emergency? Not a car accident…

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Cookbook Review: Battersby by Joseph Ogrodnek, Walker Stern, and Andrew Friedman

    This is a familiar story with a significant twist. The familiar part. Two men attend the CIA, the nation’s premier culinary school. They go on work at premier restaurants: Gramercy Tavern, Blue Hill, and Alan Ducasse at the Essex House. They have an idea: open up our own restaurant. They look at Manhattan…

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