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Cookbook Review: Drink Me Now

One thing that the end of year brings us is a rash of cocktail books. Lovely little volumes filled with clever ideas for us to enjoy at parties or in private. This significant book, Drink Me Now, has a very direct subtitle: 150 Cocktails for Any Emergency. What kind of emergency? Not a car accident…

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Cookbook Review: Battersby by Joseph Ogrodnek, Walker Stern, and Andrew Friedman

    This is a familiar story with a significant twist. The familiar part. Two men attend the CIA, the nation’s premier culinary school. They go on work at premier restaurants: Gramercy Tavern, Blue Hill, and Alan Ducasse at the Essex House. They have an idea: open up our own restaurant. They look at Manhattan…

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Cookbook Review: The Craft Cocktail Party

I was walking the street this week in driving rain. And it was cold. I should finally admit that summer is over. Heck, fall is half over. Winter approaches. Which means our drinking habits change. Summer is the time for pitchers of sangria and margaritas. Fast and fruity, many of us tend to make “easy”…

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TBT Cookbook Review: Parmigiano Reggiano, A Symbol of Culture and Civilization

This week’s TBT Cookbook Review is rather unique. I know, you are not supposed to put any qualifiers on the word “unique” but “rather” is, well, rather okay. This book has no recipes. Not a one, yet it is a book that many of you would treasure. Almost all of us love cheese and we…

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