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Best of the Cookbook Reviews: Shrubs by Michael Dietsch

This week of 7/27/2015 to 7/31/2015 I'm repeating reviews for some of the best cookbooks we've looked at here at Cooking by the Book. Let's begin with the wonderful Shrubs. Just to be clear, I love this book. I have tested more recipes out of this book than any other I have ever reviewed. And…

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Cookbook Review: Distilled by Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley

Suzen and I have an arrangement in our marriage. That often occurs. It is the nature of things, as a Roman or Greek philosopher would say. Not that kind of arrangement. She does the savory and bread books. I do desserts and cocktails. I think my cookbook collecting is harder because there is no greater…

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Cookbook Review: Mr. & Mrs. Sunday’s Supper by Lorraine Wallace

Lorraine Wallace is notable for two things: she is married to journalist Chris Wallace and she has a love for cooking that she admirably crafts into cookbooks. This is her third cookbook and derives its name from the Sunday focus for her life and Chris’. He hosts one of those Sunday morning talk and new…

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Cookbook Review: The River Cottage Booze Handbook by John Wright

The title. I know, the title. Was there ever a time when “booze” was not just a tad pejorative? It is a noun here but started as a verb meaning, even by 1300AD, to “drink heavily.” There was an early Philadelphia distiller named E.G. Booz who contributed to this shady view of the word. By…

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