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Cookbook Review: How to Make Ice Cream by Nicole Weston

Good things. Small packages. Storey Publishing has a line of books, Storey Basics, created as short, simple and attractive introductions to lifestyle topics, from knitting to beading to cooking. These books are portable, a compact 5” X 7”, and come at a price point of about $9. This book in the series, How to Make…

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TBT Cookbook Review: Fiestas for Four Seasons by Jane Butel

As lovers of Southwestern and Tex-Mex cuisines — oh, no, they are not the same at all — Suzi and I are fans of Jane Butel who for 35 years has been writing books about both these monuments to chiles and spice. We enjoy all of her many books but particularly this one: Fiesta for…

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Cookbook Review: Historic Heston by Heston Blumenthal

Sometimes a very complex thing can be summarized very easily. Historic Heston is a landmark cookbook, one that may be equaled but that can never be surpassed. Never. It is not your standard cookbook by any means. It does sit in a niche. But if you take time to look into that niche, to explore…

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Cookbook Review: Nonna’s House by Jody Scaravella

On April 7th, in your bookstore, you will find Nonna’s House by Jody Scaravella. There are many reasons you want to look at and, I suspect, put this book foremost in the Italian section of your kitchen library. If you don’t have an Italian section, this book is the reason to start one. Those reasons…

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