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Cookbook Review: Smoke & Pickles by Edward Lee

“Do you have this book?” my friends asked. It was my birthday recently and I can be a tough person to buy a cookbook for. Suzen and I have a sprawling collection and we are graciously sent review copies from publishers far and wide. So, typically, if someone gives me a cookbook, I do already…

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Cookbook Review: Blue Chair Cooks with Jam Marmalade by Rachel Saunders

Five years ago, I posted about the best cookbooks for the fall [you can see it here]. One of those five was The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook by Rachel Saunders. Blue Chair was, and of course remains, a thick tome sharing the new jam perspectives of Rachel, an author and a very successful jam entrepreneur.…

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TBT Cookbook Review: Just a Bite by Gale Gand

Oh, there can be little doubt about early life impressions. Gale Gand recalls her fourth birthday party when her grandmother made lemon butter cookies using a thimble as a cookie cutter. Miniature desserts have been a passion for her ever since. Gale is a nationally acclaimed pastry chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and TV personality. You…

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Cookbook Review My Perfect Pantry by Geoffrey Zakarian

Geoffrey Zakarian is a busy man. He runs restaurants, is Chairman of City Harvest’s Food Council, cohosts a weekly radio food show, and is on TV as judge or contestant on shows like Chopped and The Next Iron Chef. With all that time on his hands, what would a man do to occupy himself? Oh,…

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