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TBT Cookbook Review: Cooking with Chocolate edited by Frédéric Bau

  In 2011 a rather remarkable cookbook appeared: Cooking with Chocolate, Essential Recipes and Techniques. The book was edited by Frédéric Bau from the École du Grand Chocolate Valrhona. Now “grand” is an operative word here and “Valrhona” is one all we chocoholics know. And, yes, I think you can call this book essential. To…

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TBT Cookbook Review: The Complete Cookie

In the 1990’s there was a stream of cookbooks by the team of Barry Bluestein and Kevin Morrissey. They were authors, friends, and life partners. Tragically, Barry died of lung cancer in 2001. But the legacy of this team remains and the gem is this book, The Complete Cookie published in 1996. If you made…

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Cookbook Review: Cooking Blokes + Artichokes by Brendan Collins

  The subtitle of this book is A Modern Man’s Kitchen Handbook. And that is just what this lively book is. Oh, it is lively. Author Brendan Collins started life in England, worked as a kitchen slave with buddy Curtis Stone, and has now migrated to lovely California. He has 23 years in the kitchen…

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Cookbook Review: Eat Drink Shine by Jennifer, Jessica and Jill Emich

  Quite often twins and triplets have a special bond that lasts through life. The triplet Emich sisters are an exceptional case. They all attended the same university, UNLV. They opened up a wine bar and lounge together, Trilogy. They took a break. And now they co-own Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place in Boulder, Colorado.…

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