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Oktoberfest at Cooking by the Book: This Friday!

  This Friday will be Round 2 for Small Bites Big Sips, the new cooking classes here at Cooking by the Book. We’ve had many requests for classes open to the public and Small Bites Big Sips is our response. Uniquely, in these classes we start with the beverage and then find the foods that…

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A Haiku for Autumn

That picture? It’s a photo haiku. A short reminder of where we are. Summer is rapidly slipping into fall. I found these red leaves on the ground one morning. I looked up to see what tree they had come from. No tree had red at all. These portents of autumn had turned red and fallen…

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Pi Day on 3.14.2012 at Cooking by the Book

Our whole universe depends on the values of some important numbers, and the most important of those is π — you know 3.14159… It is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. But the number π appears everywhere in the science that drives our lives. Thanks to the United States Congress,…

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A Green Meal Menu

We are encouraged every day to “go green.” And while that is not always convenient, here is an easy, tasty menu for a green meal using cucumbers and scallions. These are two shades of green that are ideally flavor matched: Cucumber Martini Braised Scallions Cucumber and Smoked Trout Salad with Scallions The next three posts…

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