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Cookbook Review: Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong

If you are fond of the cuisines of Southeast Asia, or just curious, or about to travel there, then this book is a supreme experience. Subtitled “A Culinary Journey from China to Vietnam” Greater Mekong provides an enriching and most enlightening survey of the people and foods that line the wandering Mekong River. Author Luke…

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TBT Cookbook Review: Northwest Bounty by Schuler Ingle and Sharon Kramis

Suzen began Cooking by the Book in 1988. Back then, we did parties for friends where we all cooked together out of the same cookbook. Hence, our name. This was the first cookbook we used, a book I picked because of my Northwest heritage. I grew up in Portland when the vineyards in the valley…

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Cookbook Review: Keep It Vegan by Aine Carlin

  People become vegan for multiple reasons. For Aine Carlin, it was the way she felt and a sense of being much less than 100%. And that’s in her twenties. She converted. Overnight. This book is about her journey but it is not a pamphlet to convince you to join her. It’s an explanation and…

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Cookbook Review: Make It Ahead by Ina Garten

  Have you ever read a cookbook and just chuckled. A happy, joyful laugh. Make It Ahead is full of wonderful food and endless smiles and laughter. My first smile came in the introduction. This is Ina’s 9th book and this one has a very definite purpose. When it comes to entertaining, doing everything on “party”…

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