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Blueberry Crumb Pie with Warm Blueberry Sauce from Carole Walter

The 4th of July approaches. Dessert is needed. There is nothing more American than blueberry pie on the 4th of July. For this treat, which we tested last weekend, Suzen turned to Great Pies and Tarts by Carole Walter. Carole is a friend, a wonderful author, and truly an American treasure. If you have not…

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Savory Butters

Yes, that’s a graph up there. A recipe graph. Have you ever looked through a “single topic” cookbook and gotten a little overwhelmed or curious. Suzen found a book called Flavored Butters by Offerico Maoz. He’s an Israeli chef and his tidy, interesting little book has nearly 70 flavored butters in several categories: Savory Spicy…

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Just My Type by Simon Garfield

Cookbooks and web pages appear using some font to let each word gracefully take its place. Poor font selection — the wrong style or the wrong size or the wrong color — can make reading a recipe a chore. Perhaps too much of a chore to even finish reading that recipe or to give it…

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