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TBT Cookbook Review: Cooking with Chocolate edited by Frédéric Bau

  In 2011 a rather remarkable cookbook appeared: Cooking with Chocolate, Essential Recipes and Techniques. The book was edited by Frédéric Bau from the École du Grand Chocolate Valrhona. Now “grand” is an operative word here and “Valrhona” is one all we chocoholics know. And, yes, I think you can call this book essential. To…

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Cookbook Review: The Complete Sous Vide Supreme by Jo McAuley

  So, you’ve taken the plunge. Literally. You have a full scale sous vide machine and you want to know what to do. You want to know what you can do. Sous vide is a French term and technique for sealing foods in plastic and then cooking long and slow in a water bath. How…

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TBT Cookbook Review: The Complete Cookie

In the 1990’s there was a stream of cookbooks by the team of Barry Bluestein and Kevin Morrissey. They were authors, friends, and life partners. Tragically, Barry died of lung cancer in 2001. But the legacy of this team remains and the gem is this book, The Complete Cookie published in 1996. If you made…

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Cookbook Review: Cooking Blokes + Artichokes by Brendan Collins

  The subtitle of this book is A Modern Man’s Kitchen Handbook. And that is just what this lively book is. Oh, it is lively. Author Brendan Collins started life in England, worked as a kitchen slave with buddy Curtis Stone, and has now migrated to lovely California. He has 23 years in the kitchen…

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