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TBT Cookbook Review: The Flavor Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg

I never thought about how “old” a book had to be to qualify for a Throwback Thursday. And this one is still “young” or nearly so. Published in 2008, The Flavor Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg is a book you can use endlessly. This is an encyclopedia of ingredients, ranging from achiote seeds…

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Cookbook Review: Tiki Drinks by Nicole Weston and Robert Sharp

It's summer. Where is that rum? And the pineapple? The names Jules Bergeron [12/10/1902-10/11/1984] and Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt [2/22/1907-6/7/1989] may not be familiar to you. But you may well have been in one of their restaurants and you must have had one of their drinks. Jules founded the Trader Vic’s line of restaurants and…

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Cookbook Review: Breakfast Comforts by Rick Rodgers

Breakfast. What images pass through your mind? A stack of pancakes inundated by a flood of maple syrup with islands of melting butter and a barrier of crispy bacon sitting off to the side? A frittata, steaming and pouring out with the aroma of peppers and onion? A cup of Starbucks with a croissant that,…

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Cookbook Review: The New Nordic by Simon Bajada

For most of us, a trip to Europe means France, Britain, or Italy. Maybe Spain or Germany. We tend to travel to “the heart” of Europe. And, both in Europe and back home, we eat those heartland dishes like wheat pasta and meatballs with tomato sauce. Our journeys too rarely take us to other places…

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