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Cookbook Review [with a recipe]: The Constance Spry Cookery Book from 1956

  It is Throwback Thursday. Time to review an old cookbook with great contemporary value. We are going back here almost 60 years, to 1956 and the publication of The Constance Spry Cookery Book. First things first. “Cookery” is an odd sounding word to Americans, but it is the common British term instead of just…

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Cookbook Review: My Rio De Janerio

I had intended to review this book a few weeks ago. I was going to time the review to match Brazil winning the World Cup in soccer. And then there was that match with Germany. I was making cookies with my grandson. We turned off the television in one room and moved to another room…

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Cookbook Review: Retro Cakes and Cookies

Good cookbooks often have one basic underlying theme: New ideas from a great chef Family heirlooms from one culture: Jewish, Turkish, French, … Trends along one food vertical: vegetarian, poultry, … Old and wonderfully classic And sometimes, with cleverness, you will find a book that has wonderfully old and classic ideas presented to an audience…

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Cookbook Review: Tapas by Elisabeth Luard

  There are some benefits to being senior, not old, just senior. You have perspective. You know what the road of life has been. And you can tell younger people about a world that they could never experience because that world is gone, changed, buried under the maze of electrons that make up the world…

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