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TBT Cookbook Review: A Real American Breakfasts by Cheryl and Bill Jamisons

  Breakfast, the forgotten meal. We all know we should eat breakfast and we do think about it, as we pick up a coffee and croissant at Starbucks. We may, may actually make breakfast or brunch on weekends. Sometimes. The best breakfast cookbook ever, in my humble bacon-and-biscuit opinion, is this gem from 2002. A…

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Cookbook Review: Brown Sugar Kitchen by Tanya Holland

Like soul food? Interested? Want the very best? Read on. For a too short time a few years ago, Tanya Holland worked at Cooking by the Book. She was one of the culinary advisors central to our hands-on culinary program. Here, corporate groups come into our kitchen, divide into groups, and each group has a…

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Cookbook Review: Dos Caminos Tacos by Ivy Stark

In Spanish the verb “taquear” has the core meaning “to fill up.” In contemporary Mexico, it means “make a taco of it.” Dos Caminos Tacos lets you make tacos literally from everything: meats and veggies, classical and contemporary, familiar and very surprising. Executive Chef Ivy Stark is responsible for the special sparkle at the Dos…

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Cookbook Review: National Geographic Kids Cookbook

It is now summer and if you have kids, they are home at last. A leisurely two or three months off from school is, of course, a thing of the past. You may be busier than ever with increased sports events and dance lessons and even summer music lessons. Summer for parents often means, “Where…

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