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TBT Cookbook Review: American Cookery by James Beard

  In 1972, as his long career was nearing sunset, James Beard wrote American Cookery, a massive treatise on the American cuisine of the 1970s and of the three centuries of earlier dishes that have contributed to American cookery. Ah, cookery. A strange word and used in Britain but less here in America. Cookery is…

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Cookbook Review: The Slider Effect by Johathan Melendez

The first time I saw a slider, I thought it was a cute idea. And then I took the bite, the one big bite that got it all in my mouth at once, and I instantly knew what sliders were really all about. Rather than “fight” with your burger, unable to get it all in…

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Cookbook Review: New Cake Decorating from Betty Crocker

How many of you bake cakes from scratch and decorate them fabulously? How many of you bake cakes from scratch? How many of you bake cakes from a cardboard box? How many of you eat cake? Ah, at last, someone answers “yes”, thank goodness. I do bake cakes, from scratch, and I frost them. But…

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TBT Cookbook Review: The Art of Eating Well by Pellegrino Artusi

  This may be the oldest TBT cookbook I’ve ever done. First published in 1891, The Art remains in print and is widely used. In Italy, there have been over 111 editions and in almost every home kitchen you can find a copy of one edition or another. Author Pellegrino Artusi was an upper class…

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