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Cookbook Review: Meat by Pat Lafrieda

  Pat LaFreida may be the most famous butcher in America. His book cover actually calls him the “most celebrated.” Famous or celebrated, Pat is without doubt mightily accomplished. He has led the transformation of his family business and now, with Meat, he’s given us an important, insightful, and at times intense survey of the…

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TBT Cookbook Review: The Philosopher’s Kitchen by Francine Segan

With seven cookbooks in her portfolio, Francine Segan is acknowledged as an author with wonderful credentials. She has written several books, including this one, from an historical or cultural perspective. You’d enjoy The Opera Lover’s Cookbook or Shakespeare’s Kitchen Renaissance: Recipes for the Contemporary Cook. In The Philosopher’s Kitchen: Recipes from Ancient Greece and Rome…

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Cookbook Review: Betty Crocker The Big Book of One-Pot Dinners

This is a book every one of us can use: Food novices or experienced cooks Single folks starting out, busy parents, or empty-nesters who find they have even less time on their hands [although they don’t know why!] People who open cans and uses frozen vegetables or those who threw away their can opener decades…

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TBT Cookbook Review: Mexico One Plate at a Time by Rick Bayless

Rick Bayless is synonymous with Mexican cuisine, quite authentic Mexican cuisine. His five restaurants, a half dozen wonderful cookbooks, and his PBS television shows are all vehicles for both educating and feeding us superior Mexican food.  Mexico One Plate at a Time, published fifteen years ago, was his third book. One Plate at a Time…

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