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Cookbook Review: Mexican Flavors by Hugh Carpenter and Teri Sandison

Here is a contmporary Mexican cookbook that is designed for you, the American home cook. Author Hugh Carpenter does the recipes and his wife Teri Sandison is the most accomplished photographer. Together, the couple have a renowned Napa Valley cooking school and fifteen cookbooks under their belts. Some of those books, The Great Wings Cookbook…

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Cookbook Review: Curtis Stone Good Food, Good Life

There’s a good reason to leave your house on this first Monday of Spring: you can take a peek at Curtis Stone’s lively new Good Food, Good Life. Suzen and I happily indulge ourselves in all of Curtis’s books and this brand new one is right on par with his other delicious volumes. There is…

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Cookbook Review: Meat by Pat Lafrieda

  Pat LaFreida may be the most famous butcher in America. His book cover actually calls him the “most celebrated.” Famous or celebrated, Pat is without doubt mightily accomplished. He has led the transformation of his family business and now, with Meat, he’s given us an important, insightful, and at times intense survey of the…

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TBT Cookbook Review: The Philosopher’s Kitchen by Francine Segan

With seven cookbooks in her portfolio, Francine Segan is acknowledged as an author with wonderful credentials. She has written several books, including this one, from an historical or cultural perspective. You’d enjoy The Opera Lover’s Cookbook or Shakespeare’s Kitchen Renaissance: Recipes for the Contemporary Cook. In The Philosopher’s Kitchen: Recipes from Ancient Greece and Rome…

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