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TBT Cookbook Review: Hors D’Oeuvre and Canapés by James Beard

In the 1930’s a man named James Beard moved from the Pacific Northwest to his city of destiny: New York. The ultimate gourmand, Beard and some friends wanted to fashion a food business and, after consideration and experimentation, they formed a small shop devoted to party appetizers. The shop eventually went away, but that shop…

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Cookbook Review: Pimento Cheese The Cookbook by Perre Coleman Magness

The truth is I am not a regular consumer of pimento cheese. I do like it, for I’m addicted to peppers. But for me it has never become a daily habit. Turns out, if I had grown up in the South, it could have been a daily staple. Perre Coleman Magness is a native Southerner…

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Cookbook Review: Smoke & Pickles by Edward Lee

“Do you have this book?” my friends asked. It was my birthday recently and I can be a tough person to buy a cookbook for. Suzen and I have a sprawling collection and we are graciously sent review copies from publishers far and wide. So, typically, if someone gives me a cookbook, I do already…

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Cookbook Review: Blue Chair Cooks with Jam Marmalade by Rachel Saunders

Five years ago, I posted about the best cookbooks for the fall [you can see it here]. One of those five was The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook by Rachel Saunders. Blue Chair was, and of course remains, a thick tome sharing the new jam perspectives of Rachel, an author and a very successful jam entrepreneur.…

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