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TBT Cookbook Review: Mexico One Plate at a Time by Rick Bayless

Rick Bayless is synonymous with Mexican cuisine, quite authentic Mexican cuisine. His five restaurants, a half dozen wonderful cookbooks, and his PBS television shows are all vehicles for both educating and feeding us superior Mexican food.  Mexico One Plate at a Time, published fifteen years ago, was his third book. One Plate at a Time…

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Cookbook Review: National Geographic Foods for Health by Barton Seaver and P. K. Newby

Every one of us has surely thumbed through an issue of National Geographic. Or a gaggle of issues. The photos, the maps, the very topics issue a beckoning call. When I had to do a report in grade school, I’d turn to the shelf of Nat Geos sitting on the library shelf. The only problem…

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Cookbook Review: Seasonal Baking by Fiona Cairns

Fiona Cairns is a most accomplished British cookbook author with a fascination for dessert. And, she has a fascinating ability to develop recipes and present them to home cooks enabling us all to actually taste a fascination. The recipe presentation is easy to follow, easy to make, and very easy to consume. Other British authors…

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TBT Cookbook Review: Big Small Plates by Cindy Pawlcyn

    Cindy Pawlcyn has had an iconic career, as a chef, restauranteur, and cookbook author. Suzen and I have eaten at Fog City Diner and Mustards Grill and we have the cookbooks to go with those very California restaurants. Fresh and local. Delicate and yet substantial. The restaurant food makes you glow and the…

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