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TBT Cookbook Review: Enoteca by Joyce Goldstein

If you have cookbook collection from the last 20 years, there’s a good chance that you have one of the many tomes by Joyce Goldstein. She is, in a word, prolific. This work, Enoteca: Simple Delicious Recipes in the Italian Wine Bar Tradition, was published in 2001 and is as lovely today as back then.…

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Cookbook Review: Fika by Anna Brones and Johanna Kindvall

It would be an exaggeration, I suppose, to say this book will change your life. It is no exaggeration to say this book will make your life sooooooo much better, each and every day. Fika is a Swedish word that first appeared in the early 1900s. It’s a riff on “kaffe” the Swedish word, of…

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Cookbook Review Redux: Whiskey Cocktails by Warren Bobrow

Last December 20, just before Christmas, I reviewed this wonderful book devoted to whiskey by supremo expert Warren Bobrow. Bad time of year, perhaps, to review a book because we are all so busy then. But now, with the Super Bowl upon us, beverages are a high concern. So I encourage you to look at…

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Cookbook Review: The Architecture of the Cocktail by Amy Zavatto

We’ve changed. The ways we communicate — and our abilities to understand communication — are evolving at breakneck speed. Have you ever read a Charles Dickens’ novel? You might want to try a page or two, or a paragraph or two. Actually, in 19th Century English literature, a paragraph can consume a page. Words and…

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