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Cookbook Review: Make It Ahead by Ina Garten

  Have you ever read a cookbook and just chuckled. A happy, joyful laugh. Make It Ahead is full of wonderful food and endless smiles and laughter. My first smile came in the introduction. This is Ina’s 9th book and this one has a very definite purpose. When it comes to entertaining, doing everything on “party”…

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Cookbook Review: Wintersweet by Tammy Donroe Inman

“Can you get us pears?” I asked Suzen. “Of course, they are in season,” “I know,” I said. I did not say it well. Bad tone. “What’s wrong?” she came into my office from hers. “Nothing,” I said. “I just have this great recipe: Honey Roasted Pears with Blue Cheese and Walnuts.” “Sounds great. Can…

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Cookbook Review: Homemade Decadence by Joy Wilson

To understand this lovely book you only need the first sentence: I believe that every great Saturday night in the history of Saturday nights has been preceded by or followed by brunch. And so this book, devoted to “irresistibly sweet, salty, gooey, sticky, fluffy, creamy crunchy treats,” does begin with a Brunch chapter filled with…

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TBT Cookbook Review: Splendid Soups by James Peterson

Over the past twenty years, we have seen a dozen books by James Peterson and each book has received both instant acclaim and rapid status as a classic. For me, when I think of his “S” book it is of course Sauces which first appeared in 1998 and is now in its third edition. But…

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