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Cookbook Review: The Magic of Broths by Nick Sandler

The Magic of Broths is a slim yet comprehensive guide to broths, actually broths and stocks. What is the difference? Stocks are always made with bones, broths may have meat included but can be made from veggies alone. There is a hot trend now for broths. Some sports teams, like the LA Lakers, have added…

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Cookbook Review: The Nordic Kitchen, One Year of Family Cooking by Claus Meyer

The restaurant Noma in Copenhagen is recognized as one of the finest dining spots in the world. On many lists, it considered the best. The Noma cookbook is a best seller and an inspiration to chefs, both amateur and professional, around the world. Noma co-founder Claus Meyer has produced a new cookbook, one filled with…

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Cookbook Review: Flavors from the French Mediterranean

Suzi and I have a problem. We go to France. We fly into Paris with the best of intentions: stay a few days, then take the train somewhere else: south, east, north, west. Finally a couple of weeks ago, sitting in a Paris café on our tenth consecutive day in the city, Suzi made a…

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TBT Cookbook Review: Little Meals by Rozanne Gold

“Did you buy Drambuie?” Suzen asked me. She sounded puzzled. “Yeah, when I made the tequila run for you,” I admitted. Sometimes an event at Cooking by the Book involves last minute shopping and, when I hit the liquor store, I have been known to buy an occasional “extra” item. I hadn’t had Drambuie in…

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