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Cookbook Review: Mug Cakes by Mima Sinclair

We live in a “big world.” We have the web, Big Data, and budgets in the billions or trillions. It used to be that a few million was lot of money. In Manhattan, a few million is a real estate down payment. It is natural that a countertrend appear: small, contained, personal. We’ve already seen…

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Cookbook Review: Pastry by Nick Malgieri

So, I get this cookbook in the mail — I’m not going to say which one — and my immediate reaction is: if you are only going to buy one baking book this year, buy this one. And I start to write it up. And the next day, I get this other cookbook in the…

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Cookbook Review: Sweet Things by Annie Rigg

Candy. Mention the “candy” word and you’ll get a reaction: a turn of the head, a smack of the lips, perhaps even an instinctive reach of the hand. Where do you find candy? In any store checkout line. You can be buying a book on viral diseases at Barnes & Noble and there is a stack…

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TBT Cookbook Review: Recipes from Home

For 21 years, Home restaurant in West Greenwich Village has featured farm-to-table menus with local ingredients. The restaurant space is charming, the food ever interesting. In 2001, founders David Page and Barbara Shinn published this book tracing their culinary roots. There are 255 recipes here, from their Wisconsin and Ohio roots. Favorites from their parents…

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