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TBT Cookbook Review: The Best of Southern Italian Cooking by J.C. Grasso

  When you travel in Italy, a very common phrase out of your mouth may be, “This is the most beautiful place in the world.” After a week or two of bopping around the country, the phrase will be automatic and confusing. Just what part of Italy is actually the most perfect? Tuscany? The Lakes?…

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Cookbook Review El Celler De Can Roca by the Roca Brothers

  It is extremely difficult to put into words the importance and magnificence of this cookbook. Three Spanish brothers, Joan and Josep and Jordi Roca, are on their third iteration of an exceptional Catalan restaurant. For thirty years, El Celler has been praised, loved, awarded, and viewed in awe. It has, of course, three Michelin…

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Cookbook Review: Smashed Mashed Boiled and Baked by Raghavan Iyer

  The three most grown crops in the world are wheat, rice and corn. Just what you would expect. And the fourth? Potatoes. Yes, potatoes. This book is a world-tour explanation of why potatoes are so popular. Truly a universal food. The author is not from Idaho. Raghavan Iyer was born and raised in India,…

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Cookbook Review: Nourish by Amber Locke

  Earlier this week I posted a review for Amber Locke’s new book, Savor, devoted to beautiful soups. Amber Locke is a UK artist who creates geometric designs using fruit and vegetables. She has over 100,000 followers on Instagram. Look once, and you’ll follow too. Here’s a “berry” good example:     This book, Nourish,…

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