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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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TBT Cookbook Review: A Real American Breakfasts by Cheryl and Bill Jamisons

  Breakfast, the forgotten meal. We all know we should eat breakfast and we do think about it, as we pick up a coffee and croissant at Starbucks. We may, may actually make breakfast or brunch on weekends. Sometimes. The best breakfast cookbook ever, in my humble bacon-and-biscuit opinion, is this gem from 2002. A…

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Cookbook Review: Brown Sugar Kitchen by Tanya Holland

Like soul food? Interested? Want the very best? Read on. For a too short time a few years ago, Tanya Holland worked at Cooking by the Book. She was one of the culinary advisors central to our hands-on culinary program. Here, corporate groups come into our kitchen, divide into groups, and each group has a…

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Cookbook Review: Dos Caminos Tacos by Ivy Stark

In Spanish the verb “taquear” has the core meaning “to fill up.” In contemporary Mexico, it means “make a taco of it.” Dos Caminos Tacos lets you make tacos literally from everything: meats and veggies, classical and contemporary, familiar and very surprising. Executive Chef Ivy Stark is responsible for the special sparkle at the Dos…

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