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TBT Cookbook Review: Big Small Plates by Cindy Pawlcyn

    Cindy Pawlcyn has had an iconic career, as a chef, restauranteur, and cookbook author. Suzen and I have eaten at Fog City Diner and Mustards Grill and we have the cookbooks to go with those very California restaurants. Fresh and local. Delicate and yet substantial. The restaurant food makes you glow and the…

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Cookbook Review: Flavor Flours by Alice Medrich

Alice Medrich deserves a new description. For 25 years she has rewarded us with her books — desserts and chocolate are her themes — and her products — she introduced chocolate truffles to a now very grateful America. To call her an author or recipe developer is to understate her impact by an order of…

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Cookbook Review: Fruitful by Brian Nicholson and Sarah Huck

It is not that I am lazy, but I do like some personal attention. I love cookbooks that include not only recipes but entire menu ideas. Or cookbooks that take you through the seasons and offer you surprises with just about every page turn. If I say “fruit” you may have an image of an…

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Cookbook Review: World’s Best Cocktails by Tom Sandham

  There are times when an “over statement” is really an “understatement.” This book’s title, World’s Best Cocktails, is absolutely true, but the title could have read World’s Best Cocktail Book. I think it is the best bar book in years from many perspectives:   Comprehensive content Recipes both classic and refreshingly new, 500 of…

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