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TBT Cookbook Review: Sweet and Desserts from the Middle East by Arto der Haroutunian

Treasure. Can I interest you in some treasure? And a little mystery and surely what seems like magic. This week’s Throwback Thursday cookbook review is a work of genius from 1984. Arto Der Haroutunian was born in Aleppo, Syria in 1940. His parents were Armenian and his father had survived the Armenian genocide of World…

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Cookbook Review: Farm Fork Food by Eric Skokan

If you were searching for your own personal farmer, what’s the most important characteristic? Set aside the issues of being green and local, don’t focus on GMO. The key factor is that the farmer should have intimate knowledge about the destiny of his livestock and crops. How are those raw ingredients to be used and how…

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Cookbook Review: Absolutely Avocado by Gaby Dalkin

Gaby Dalkin is the blogger behind the popular and beautiful WhatsGabyCooking.com. Absolutely Avocado is her first departure from screen to print and extends her dashing portfolio. You can subtitle Absolutely Avocado as The Avocado Bible for here you will find history, recipes and insights. If you love avocadoes, then here is a companion that should…

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Bourbon Glazed Carrots from Kathleen Purvis

Carrots are an odd veggie. Yes, you can eat them raw, although it might challenge a weak crown in your mouth. Face it, carrots are dense and hard. So the tendency is to cook them long, often in the presence of lots of butter and sugar. The resulting product tastes just like dessert, soft and…

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