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Setting the Table: A Lovely Centerpiece for Your Holiday Table

People often bring things to a holiday party. For post-Thanksgiving party, Cynthia Beckman brought the centerpiece. It would be an vast understatement to say Cynthia is a decorating genius. It help, of course, that she simply loves making anything she is around beautiful. Cynthia’s centerpiece concept here is elegant, rich, and simply. First, get some…

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Wine versus Beer: A Friendly Discussion at Cooking by the Book on Friday, October 19th

The wine versus beer debate can be conducted from many perspectives. This Friday at Cooking by the Book, we will have our own Beer versus Wine debate featuring Sommeliers Samuel Merritt (beer) and Harriet Lembeck (wine) as they bring their expert perspectives t  a key question: beverage preferences by sex. Men do seem to prefer…

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Wine Versus Beer at Cooking by the Book: This Friday, October 19th at 6:30PM

Men and women tend to have debates about key issues: money, children, do we have beer or wine with dinner. For example, men tend to favor beer while women are more partial to wine. This dichotomy is brilliantly described in the book He Said Beer She Said Wine by Marnie Old and Sam Calagione. This…

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Burgundy Wines at Cooking by the Book This Friday, October 12th

  This Friday — October 12 at 6:30 — at Cooking by the Book, we have our Wine Tour de France offering a guided selection of 11 wonderful French wines. David Hamburger, from the famed Acker Merrall & Condit Company here in New York City, will lead the tour. Here are the wines we will…

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