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Cookbook Review: Gluten-Free Flour Power by Kamozawa and Talbot

Gluten-free is more than the name of an aisle in your supermarket. It is a way of life, a way of cooking. And it’s a way of cooking that can interest all of us. You don’t need to be someone on a gluten-free diet to enjoy the recipes and concepts in Gluten-Free Flour Power. In…

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TBT Cookbook Review: The Cooking of Parma by Richard Camillo Sidoli

Nineteen years ago a lovely book, The Cooking of Parma by Richard Camillo Sidoli, arrived and was greeted with applause and awards. Parma, located astride the Parma River, is a very ancient city. Probably founded by Etruscans when Rome was at best a village, Parma is famed for its food — ham and cheese —…

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Cookbook Review: Della Fattoria Bread

It is very true that, when you get off the plane in San Francisco and smell the air and feel the sunshine, you know you have landed in a different world. Northern California is an intensely rich culinary hive. Farms and orchards, fisherman and bakers, candy makers, green restaurant revolutionaries, wine makers, cheese gurus —…

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Cookbook Review: Home Made Summer by Yvette van Buven

On Monday, I posted a review of Home Made Winter by Yvette van Boven. That 2012 gem was followed in 2013 by this one, Home Made Summer. It’s the same inspired format, just pushed forward six months. Though, truthfully, like the Winter book this Summer one can be used year-round. Still, with the summer season…

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