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Cookbook Review: Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts by Alice Medrich

  This is a lovely and important book from a dessert maven. And it is timely, for we have a plague upon on. I read a blog yesterday about the end of quality on the Food Channel: http://www.salon.com/2014/08/08/how_one_man_destroyed_the_food_network_guy_fieri_has_made_culinary_tv_into_a_viewers_hell/ The author decries the screaming antics of Guy Fieri pitching food that will kill you. And this…

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Cookbook Review: Comfort Food from Ryland Peters and Small

This is the time of year when we often talk about feasts, holiday feasts. But, not every day is a holiday. Or can be. Nor would we want it to be. You can get “fooded” out this time of year. Yet, after a day or two of soup and salad — perhaps an early New…

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TBT Cookbook Review: Greg Atkinson’s In Season

Greg Atkinson is and has been many things: chef, restaurant owner, chief instructor at the Seattle Culinary Academy, and writer. In Season has 70 seasonal recipes featuring the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. Equally lovely, the book is peppered with essays about Greg’s life in the Northwest and about his discoveries in the fields, forests…

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Cookbook Review: Diabetes Meals by the Plate from Better Homes and Gardens

It happens. Decades of sugar, cookies, brownies, and margaritas. You have your favorite foods and you could go on forever. But your body is filled with chemical clocks and one day your doctor says something about blood sugar. You start to measure your blood sugar each morning at home. At first, you are upset that…

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