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Cookbook Review: The Cardamom Trail by Chetna Makan

Sometimes you can tell a book by its cover. This cover is a signature cake: Pistachio, Cardamom and White Chocolate Cake. The choice of cover shot here could not have been easy. Open the book, flip the pages, and photo after photo stuns you. This is book of visual design for desserts, along of course…

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Duck with Chihuacle Negro Sauce, Raisins and Almonds from The Duck Cookbook by James Peterson

When acclaimed author James Peterson wrote The Duck Cookbook he seemed to have a penchant for Mexican recipes. Here he uses his favorite chiles: chihuacle negro. Yes, I had not heard of them before, either. If you cannot find them, then you can use other dried chiles such as guajillos, mulatos, or anchos. Or you…

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Cookbook Review: The New Milks by Dina Cheney

I love to shop. I’m happy to go with my wife and spend hours walking around, going from store to store or hitting the grocery to get the ingredients for a weekend feast. I love to shop. Except when Suzi says, “Go get some milk.” I dread the milk section of my market, of any…

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Cookbook Review: Lidgate’s, The Meat Cookbook

In London there is a district called Holland Park, fashionable, affluent and dotted with grand Victorian townhouses and high-class shopping. It’s upscale London, just as you might imagine it. Back in 1870, the Lidgate family started a butcher shop that remains a family business and is a centerpiece of the Holland Park community. One thing…

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