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Duck with Chihuacle Negro Sauce, Raisins and Almonds from The Duck Cookbook by James Peterson

When acclaimed author James Peterson wrote The Duck Cookbook he seemed to have a penchant for Mexican recipes. Here he uses his favorite chiles: chihuacle negro. Yes, I had not heard of them before, either. If you cannot find them, then you can use other dried chiles such as guajillos, mulatos, or anchos. Or you…

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Cookbook Review: The New Milks by Dina Cheney

I love to shop. I’m happy to go with my wife and spend hours walking around, going from store to store or hitting the grocery to get the ingredients for a weekend feast. I love to shop. Except when Suzi says, “Go get some milk.” I dread the milk section of my market, of any…

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TBT Cookbook Review: Chocolate Ecstasy by Christine France

  Suzi and I just returned from ten days in Paris. My nose is slightly flattened. Every block, I had to stop and press my face against the glass of the “best patisserie I’ve ever seen.” Block after block. It’s a good thing that sugar has to actually be ingested, rather than just observed, to…

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Cookbook Review: Lidgate’s, The Meat Cookbook

In London there is a district called Holland Park, fashionable, affluent and dotted with grand Victorian townhouses and high-class shopping. It’s upscale London, just as you might imagine it. Back in 1870, the Lidgate family started a butcher shop that remains a family business and is a centerpiece of the Holland Park community. One thing…

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