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Best of the Cookbook Reviews: 5 Outstanding Pastry Books

This week the cookbook reviews are repeats of the very best over the past year. This one, from last December, is a summary of 5 truly outstanding pastry books. You'll at least one in your kitchen. You can search the blog to find the individual reviews for each book. Happy baking. It's the final four…

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Best of the Cookbook Reviews: Meat by Pat Lafrieda

  This week I'm reposting some of the very best cookbook reviews of recent months. Meat by Pat LaFreida is simply at the very top of the meat cookbooks you will encounter. It is brilliantly illustrated and photographed. And the family recipes will become yours, too. Pat LaFreida may be the most famous butcher in…

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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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