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TBT Cookbook Review: Just a Bite by Gale Gand

Oh, there can be little doubt about early life impressions. Gale Gand recalls her fourth birthday party when her grandmother made lemon butter cookies using a thimble as a cookie cutter. Miniature desserts have been a passion for her ever since. Gale is a nationally acclaimed pastry chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and TV personality. You…

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Cookbook Review My Perfect Pantry by Geoffrey Zakarian

Geoffrey Zakarian is a busy man. He runs restaurants, is Chairman of City Harvest’s Food Council, cohosts a weekly radio food show, and is on TV as judge or contestant on shows like Chopped and The Next Iron Chef. With all that time on his hands, what would a man do to occupy himself? Oh,…

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Cookbook Review: Flour + Water: Pasta by Thomas McNaughton

All roads do not lead to Rome. If you want to get a Ph.D. in pasta, your journey must include a long stay in Bologna. This city is the culinary capital of Italy, one of the gem culinary cities of the world. You’d need to spend time in school and in the shops. And in…

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Cookbook Review: Shrubs by Michael Dietsch

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 I’m not done. If you drink beverages, alcoholic or not, if you enjoy flavored water of any kind, or just water, then Shrubs is a book for you, one you…

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