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TBT Cookbook Review: Pig by James Villas

  If you have never heard of Bob Villas, and if you love classic American, you are about to pig out on over 300 treats. Born in North Carolina, James has written 15 cookbooks with five James Beard nominations or awards for his excellence in both writing quality and recipe authenticity. Published in 2010, Pig…

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Cookbook Review: 101 Mojitos by Kim Hassarud

If you don’t know the name Kim Haasarud, and if you love cocktails, you are so missing out. Kim is founder of Liquid Architecture, a consulting firm that creates specialty cocktails for clients around the world. Clients like the Four Seasons Maui and Wyndham Worldwide Hotels. She seems to have a boundless imagination. Beyond consulting,…

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TBT Cookbook Review: Chez Nous by Lydie Marshall

Twenty-one years ago, Lydie Marshall wrote this book, one of the five she produced in a 50 year career. Besides writing, Lydie taught cooking in her native France in Provence and in New York. She understood both cultures and in this book brought French country food to US kitchens. The subtitle here reads: Home Cooking…

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Cookbook Review: The Slanted Door by Charles Phan

  Most of us grow up eating Chinese food. When I was a kid, Chinese food was it for Asian cuisine in Portland, Oregon. And we did not have a single pizza or Mexican place so if you were not eating American, it was Chinese. There were actually two separate, and large, sections of town…

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