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Cookbook Review: Experimental Cocktail Club

In France, when you drink, you drink wine. And, in a good restaurant, you really don’t want to ask for a Barolo. Scowls might appear. You quality of serve might diminish.  It’s France after all. You drink French. You drink wine. What else could you do? In 2006, three Frenchmen embarked on a wonderful plan. They…

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TBT Cookbook Review: Secrets of a Jewish Baker by George Greenstein

I recently reviewed A Jewish Baker’s Pastry Secrets by George Greenstein. George had passed away but his family gathered up long lost notes and assembled this book for publication in 2015. In 2007, while still working, George published a first book, Secrets of a Jewish Baker, with 125 recipes reflecting his more than 20 years…

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Cookbook Review: A Bird in the Hand by Diana Henry

On the back of this book is a single quote: “Everything Diana Henry cooks I want to eat.” That’s from Yotam Ottolenghi, a man exceptionally recognized for his cooking, his recipes, and his writing. Diana Henry is equally talented and surely as deserving of fame, better known perhaps in Great Britain than here. But her…

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Cookbook Review: Better Homes & Gardens New Cook Book 16th Edition Now Spiral Bound

A couple of years ago, Better Homes and Gardens published the 16th edition of the New Cook Book. It’s just come out on March 1 in a smaller, spiral bound version and it is again worthwhile considering how the 16th edition varies from the past. There are over 1200 recipes with a 1000 color photographs.…

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