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Chocolate Chip Cookie from Rose Levy Berenbaum

  “Can I turn on Fox News?” I asked my wife. We were in the kitchen, having dinner. It was just turning 6PM and I wanted my news fix. “No.” She said with some force. “It’s fair and balanced,” I said. There was no response. Only a snort. To be very clear, I do want…

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Chocolate Chip Cookies from Dorie Greenspan via Paris

Some foods are just American. Apple pie, chocolate chip cookies, … Ah, well, about that pie. There is tart tartine from France which is certainly a forerunner of our treat — and to be truthful a good tartine can give a good apple pie a very strong run for the money. Or the Euro. But…

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Dense Chocolate Brownies from Comfort Food by Rick Rodgers

Sometimes in a marriage there can be a little role reversal. No, we are not talking about Bruce or Caitlyn Jenner here. This is more important than mere sex. This is about chocolate. In Comfort Food, Rick Rodgers presents iconic recipes for the dishes you grew up loving. In Comfort the recipes have been perfected,…

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Brownie Styles: Fudgy, Chewy, and Cakey

Last week I posted a review of a brownie book, Best-Ever Brownies, and gave you a recipe for a cake brownie pictured above. If you were ever confused, because brownie texture and taste seem to vary so much, your confusion will be clarified here. Brownies come in three basic styles. The fudgy ones that seem…

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