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Cookbook Review: Southern Pies by Nancie McDermott

This is not a brand new cookbook, 2012, and it’s still far too young to be a Throwback Thursday offering, so I’m just tossing this out to you because it’s so very delightful. And, officially, it’s fall. For many of us, fall is pie season. We may avoid spring berry pies and summer custards, but…

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Cookbook Review: Preserving by the Pint by Marisa McClellan

  When I was growing up we did canning and preserving. Canning meant pickles. “Preserving” was word rarely used. We “made jam.” Strawberry jam. Sometimes it was exotic: we added rhubarb. Sometimes we even made raspberry jam. And the pickles, well, maybe there was a sprig of dill added and a tablespoon from a box…

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Throwback Thursday Cookbook Review: Sweet Minatures by Flo Braker

  It’s Throwback Thursday and time for some a great oldie. This week we are doubling down. The book itself is from 1991 but the genesis is the 1970s. Flo Braker started a baking business that was so special, so outrageously wonderful that she was featured in a Bon Appetit article in 1979. Her “miniatures”…

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Cookbook Review: A Century of British Cooking by Marguerite Patten

This is a lovely and important book. Now, I know what you are thinking. British cuisine? Isn’t it, well, you know rather not terrific? Stop it. Stop it now. You need some tolerance and some curiosity. And when you absorb this book’s lively history lesson, your entire attitude will change. We have underrated and underappreciated…

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