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Cookbook Review: Patisserie Maison by Richard Bertinet

You may know the name Richard Bertinet. This is, you see, his fifth book. His earlier books have won acclaim. So will this one. Particularly this one. Richard’s story is one that is not unique. it is a story of the path followed by some very noble predecessors. Born French. Trained French. Migrates to Britain.…

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Cookbook Review: Whiskey Cocktails by Warren Bobrow

I recently reviewed a magnificent cocktail book: Bitters and Shrub Syrup Cocktails: Resotrative Vintage Cocktails, Mocktails and Elixier by Warren Bobrow. I love those hrubs — mixtures of fruits or savories with sugar and vinegar — that give us new directions in cocktial creation. Bold new directions. Warrend is an expert on mixology: the current trends, the…

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Cookbook Review: Gone with Gin by Tim Federle

Did you ever meet a superior mixologist who did not have a great sense of humor, too? Tim Federle is a funny man who knows how to concoct a beverage that will capture your attention. Tim is fond of puns, which can be a dangerous thing for some him. No danger for him, his first…

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Cookbook Review Redux: Do-Ahead Christmas by James Ramsen

               I wrote this last June 2, just a bit premature for Chistmas. But now Christmas is upon us and you'll want to investiage this very special cookbook.     ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..      Goodness, it is already June 2. The holiday season is just around the corner so I’m happy…

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