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TBT Cookbook Review: Jewish Holiday Cooking by Jayne Cohen

It’s fall and for many families the Jewish holidays mingle their scents with the falling leaves. Jayne Cohen is an expert in Jewish food and gave us the gift of Jewish Holiday Cooking in 2008. At almost 600 pages, it is the definitive guide to these important dates. There are over 200 recipes here: some…

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Cookbook Review: Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book 2017

This year’s cover of Hugh Johnson’s ubiquitous guide has a special addition: this is the 40th anniversary edition. Yes, for 40 years we have been buying Hugh’s slim volumes, perhaps not every single year, and toting them around as we go to restaurants and wine shops. It’s light, tight and packed with information. I’ve actually…

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TBT Cookbook Review: Mediterranean Grilling by Diane Kochilas

  Diane Kochilas has a new cookbook out, Ikaria, based on the foods of her native Greek island. Yes, I’ll review it soon, but seeing her name reminded me of all the grand books she has written in the past. Like Mediterranean Grilling from 2007. All grilling books do have a common core. So, Mediterranean…

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Cookbook Review: Make Mine a Martini

  The good news is that there are great, classic martini recipes in Make Mine a Martini. The better news is that the book goes far beyond mere martinis. Oh, have I offended? Do you view martinis as the ultimate drink, the only drink? I understand. I watched those first James Bond films, too, and…

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