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Cookbook Review: Sweet and Tart by Carla Snyder

  Carla Snyder has had 30-year career cooking, catering, writing, and bringing to thousands the treasures of her kitchen. In her eighth book, Sweet and Tart, Carla tackles the difficult job of a “single topic” cookbook. How do you something new and different while not forgetting the classics. In Sweet and Tart, Carla addresses all…

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TBT Cookbook Review: The Art of Fine Baking by Paula Peck

  Paula Peck wrote only cookbooks but they established her fame most solidly. She studied under James Beard and lived in New York City in the 1960s, a period when there were those new “foreign” restaurants serving French and Italian food. Paula was self-taught and spent years carefully trying, testing, sometimes failing, and ultimately conquering…

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Cookbook Review: Fingerfood by Elsa Petersen-Schepelern

  Elsa Petersen-Schepelern was a Danish-Australian food writer with over 20 books in her portfolio. She passed away in 2005 but her books remain culinary gems. I’ve been paging through Fingerfood, her tribute to appetizers. We often do our apps at the last minute. A bowl of chips, a bowl of salsa. Elegance is reserved…

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Cookbook Review: Big Bad Breakfast by John Currence

John Currence is a busy man. Born in New Orleans, he eventually migrated to Oxford, Mississippi, a town of 21,000 people in the rural northern end of Mississippi. In that rather small town, John has 6 restaurants. He feeds the town and then the hordes of people from around the nation who come to sample…

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