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Cookbook Review: Dominique Ansel, The Secret Recipe

This is the book. The book to buy for yourself, to give to friends, to read, to study, and most certainly to bake from. It’s a great book filled with exceptional recipes and solid explanations for why you do what you do. Big, long explanations. I have a condition, not life-threatening, but persistent and incurable.…

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TBT Cookbook Review: Maple Syrup Cookbook by Ken Haedrich

  Some things are better done young. Really young. Trying to learn a language after you are about fifteen can be a struggle. A five year old can learn a new tongue in a flash, seemingly without effort. To be fifteen and already “old” in some sense is disheartening. The same with food. In France,…

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Cookbook Review: The Great Book of Salsa by Mark Miller

  You’ll recognize this book, the style of this book, by its cover. You’ll recognize the author, Southwestern food guru Mark Miller. You are now in a solid position to judge this book and the judgment will surely be positive. The Great series from Chartwell Books are spiral bound books, tall and thin. One or…

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Cookbook Review: Extreme Brownies by Connie Weiss

“Another brownie book?” Suzen asked and she was not happy. We do have whole shelf of brownie books in New York City. And another upstate. “It’s not a brownie book,” I answered. I had to be careful not to sound defensive. Blood in the water. Shark circling. “Brian, read the title,” she said. Hands on…

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