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Cookbook Review: Spice Odyssey by Paul Merrett

You are very likely see a copy of Spice Odyssey by Paul Merrett. I’ve been in several bookstores and Spice Odyssey is given prominent placement. You cannot miss the book lying on the “New Arrivals” table. The cover features a mortar and pestle. Not the pristine marble and marble pairing you first think of. No,…

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Cookbook Review [with a recipe]: The Constance Spry Cookery Book from 1956

  It is Throwback Thursday. Time to review an old cookbook with great contemporary value. We are going back here almost 60 years, to 1956 and the publication of The Constance Spry Cookery Book. First things first. “Cookery” is an odd sounding word to Americans, but it is the common British term instead of just…

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Cookbook Review: My Rio De Janerio

I had intended to review this book a few weeks ago. I was going to time the review to match Brazil winning the World Cup in soccer. And then there was that match with Germany. I was making cookies with my grandson. We turned off the television in one room and moved to another room…

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Cookbook Review: Retro Cakes and Cookies

Good cookbooks often have one basic underlying theme: New ideas from a great chef Family heirlooms from one culture: Jewish, Turkish, French, … Trends along one food vertical: vegetarian, poultry, … Old and wonderfully classic And sometimes, with cleverness, you will find a book that has wonderfully old and classic ideas presented to an audience…

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