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Cookbook Review: Gone with Gin by Tim Federle

Did you ever meet a superior mixologist who did not have a great sense of humor, too? Tim Federle is a funny man who knows how to concoct a beverage that will capture your attention. Tim is fond of puns, which can be a dangerous thing for some him. No danger for him, his first…

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Cookbook Review Redux: Do-Ahead Christmas by James Ramsen

               I wrote this last June 2, just a bit premature for Chistmas. But now Christmas is upon us and you'll want to investiage this very special cookbook.     ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..      Goodness, it is already June 2. The holiday season is just around the corner so I’m happy…

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Cookbook Review: The New Nordic by Magnus Nilsson

This is a book about the culinary culture of the Nordic countries: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and some island in the cold sea. There are 700 recipes in this massive book that surveys centuries of careful recipe development. These lands have only 160 growing days and 200 days of cold and darkness. Grains and fish…

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TBT Cookbook Review: The Good Cookie by Tish Boyle

The holiday season is the time for baking: cakes, pies, and most certainly cookies. It is THE cookie season. Suzi and I have a few cookie books. About two hundred actually. You’d think we would stop. The dialog goes something like this. “Suzi, look at this cookie recipe?” I begin. “Is that a new cookie…

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