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TBT Cookbook Review: Maida Heatter’s Great Book of American Desserts

  Beginning with Maida Heatter’s Book of Great Desserts in 1974, for over two decades Maida Heatter published a half dozen dessert cookbooks that were grandly recognized as the best of breed. Some books were devoted single topics: cookies or cakes. And some were compendiums like this one, Maida Heatter’s Book of Great American Desserts…

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Cookbook Review: Fireside Feasts & Snow Day Treats

The team at Ryland Peters & Small has knack for producing cookbooks you want to embrace in a flash. I’ve already commented on their volume Comfort Food: http://www.cookingbythebook.com/cookbook-reviews/cookbook-review-comfort-food-from-ryland-peters-and-small/ This book, Fireside Feasts & Snow Day Treats, is an expansion of Comfort Food containing some of the same recipes but so many more. The recipes here…

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Cookbook Review: Soup for Two by Joanna Pruess

Soup. What does that word summon when you hear it? Visions of red and white cans, maybe blue ones? Bowls of something very watery served in your grade school cafeteria on a “bad food day?” I have fonder soup memories. In the 1970’s there was a soup and salad chain, Salamgundi’s, in California that had…

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TBT Cookbook Review: Sweet and Desserts from the Middle East by Arto der Haroutunian

Treasure. Can I interest you in some treasure? And a little mystery and surely what seems like magic. This week’s Throwback Thursday cookbook review is a work of genius from 1984. Arto Der Haroutunian was born in Aleppo, Syria in 1940. His parents were Armenian and his father had survived the Armenian genocide of World…

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