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Cookbook Review: Kevin Dundon’s Back to Basics: Your Essential Step-by-Step Cookbook

Do you cook? I assume, since you are reading this blog, that you have a deep interest in food. You probably do cook and, additionally, you may want to cook more often and craft better meals. Whether you are a “more and better person” or one of those New York types who uses their oven…

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Cookbook Review: School of Fish by Ben Pollinger

  This post is going up the day after Thanksgiving. By the end of this weekend, you'll have had your fill of turkey protein. How about some fish? School of Fish is an important book from many perspectives. It’s lovely to look at, has exciting recipes by a most talented chef, and addresses a food…

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Cookbook Review [and a recipe!]: Pomegranates & Pine Nuts by Bethany Kehdy

Because we look and smell before we taste, a great dish must fill the room with aroma and astonish us with beauty. Now, cookbooks cannot issue aroma, but they can be seductively, intensely beautiful. Pomegranates & Pine Nuts, by Bethany Kehdy, is a such a beauty, one whose pictures  will surely beguile you. Then, you read…

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Book Review: Infographic Guide to Life, the Universe and Everything

I am a big fan of infographics. These are the “information graphics” we see more and more, particularly in print and on the web. Early trends in this style of presentation began with USA Today. The paper was derided at times for the “comics.” Today, the comics or pictures or infrographics fill the pages of…

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