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Cookbook Review: Gubbeen: The Story of a Working Farm and Its Foods by Giana Ferguson

These days, few of us have ever been on a farm. A hundred years ago, most of us would have been living on one. And though we don’t visit them or live on them, we eat their products every day of our lives. On the very southwestern tip of Ireland, there is a peninsula protruding…

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Cookbook Review: A Boat, A Whale & A Walrus by Renee Erickson

Seattle is a superior food town, a collection of neighborhoods speckled with little restaurant gems highly focused on the sea. There are, to be sure, “big” restaurants in Seattle, the stylized booming halls of wood and stone and glass that you can find in Paris or New York. It is the smaller, more intimate Seattle…

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Cookbook Review: The New Persian Kitchen by Louisa Shafia

We rarely use the term “Persian” now. It’s “Iran” and Iran carries oh-so many connotations in our world. Let’s set aside the past 40 years of conflict and the nukes and the verbal thrashing about a treaty over nuclear development. Let’s step back and consider the train of history. Persian history is almost as old…

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Cookbook Review: The Sweet Side of Ancient Grains by Erin Dooner

  This new baking book has a long history. Author Erin Dooner is from Plano, Texas and grew up on real American baking: brownies, cakes, cookies, … Things do happen. She met a man from Berlin, fell in love and now lives in Berlin. She loves him and she still loves her brownies. In Germany,…

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