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Cookbook Review: Rubs by John Whalen

  John Whalen III is a meat man. Last year he wrote Prime: The Complete Prime Rib Cookbook and then Paleo Grilling: The Complete Cookbook. This year we have Rubs: Over 100 Recipes for the Perfect Sauces, Marinades, and Seasonings. It’s the end of July and we still have two or three months of summer…

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TBT Cookbook Review: Louisiana Real & Rustic

  Emeril Lagasse is a man we all know. He’s a very nice man in real life, very nice. When New Orleans was crushed by a hurricane, and his restaurants closed, Emeril rallied around his employees whom he treated as family. His generosity and kindness will never be forgotten. From the beginning, Emeril was known…

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Cookbook Review: Samarkand by Caroline Eden and Eleanor Ford

  The term “fabled city” always evokes a special feeling in me. The classic fabled cities are ancient, remote and often lost. There is no more Babylon. But there is Samarkand. Still alive. Still vibrant. Still exotic. Particularly during the 6th to the 13th centuries, Samarkand was a world trading center, perhaps the most important…

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Cookbook Review: Wine Folly by Madeline Puckette and Justin Hammack

Wine. We drink it. We often relish it. We are often, so often, are nervous about wine. What to drink with what food? How to store? How to pour? Does the glass matter? If someone asks you about Australian wine, what can you say? Or mumble? I am one of those people who is not…

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