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Cookbook Review: Hickory Daiquiri Dock by Tim Federle

  He’s back. Last year Tim Federle, lover of puns and cocktails, wrote Tequila Mockingbird, a tome both clever and intoxicating — in concept and flavor. Now we have Hickory Daiquiri Dock, cocktails with a nursery rhyme twist. I asked one of Suzen’s culinary advisors, a woman with two young children, if she would like book…

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Cookbook Review: Savory Baking by Mary Cech

  If a picture is worth 1000 words, then the cover of Savory Baking must be valued at least at 1500 words. The cover shows Chili-Grilled Eggplant and Sweet Roasted Pepper Tartlets in Poppy Seed Shells. Underneath those veggies in the picture, by the way, is a charming ricotta filling. These may be tartlets, but…

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Cookbook Review: Edwardian Cooking by Larry Edwards

Edwardian Cooking by Larry Edwards is not a family cookbook. It is an historical cookbook about the food of the upper classes in Edwardian England, that is England after Victoria and extending through World War 1. The book is subtitled The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook. I did not start out as a fan of Downton.…

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Cookbook Review: Kevin Dundon’s Back to Basics: Your Essential Step-by-Step Cookbook

Do you cook? I assume, since you are reading this blog, that you have a deep interest in food. You probably do cook and, additionally, you may want to cook more often and craft better meals. Whether you are a “more and better person” or one of those New York types who uses their oven…

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