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Cookbook Review: Samarkand by Caroline Eden and Eleanor Ford

  The term “fabled city” always evokes a special feeling in me. The classic fabled cities are ancient, remote and often lost. There is no more Babylon. But there is Samarkand. Still alive. Still vibrant. Still exotic. Particularly during the 6th to the 13th centuries, Samarkand was a world trading center, perhaps the most important…

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Cookbook Review: Wine Folly by Madeline Puckette and Justin Hammack

Wine. We drink it. We often relish it. We are often, so often, are nervous about wine. What to drink with what food? How to store? How to pour? Does the glass matter? If someone asks you about Australian wine, what can you say? Or mumble? I am one of those people who is not…

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TBT Cookbook Review: American Cookery by James Beard

  In 1972, as his long career was nearing sunset, James Beard wrote American Cookery, a massive treatise on the American cuisine of the 1970s and of the three centuries of earlier dishes that have contributed to American cookery. Ah, cookery. A strange word and used in Britain but less here in America. Cookery is…

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Cookbook Review: The Slider Effect by Johathan Melendez

The first time I saw a slider, I thought it was a cute idea. And then I took the bite, the one big bite that got it all in my mouth at once, and I instantly knew what sliders were really all about. Rather than “fight” with your burger, unable to get it all in…

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