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Holiday Wines with Eric Asimov at Cooking by the Book

Eric Asimov has been the chief wine critic for the New York Times for a decade and has a new book, How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto, ready just in time for our holiday seasons. He's coming to Cooking by the Book on Wednesday, November 19th for a session of tasting and education.…

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What’s Coming This Fall

Two weeks ago I had hopes that summer might continue. This weekend in Olive, Suzen and I used the fireplace and enjoyed the leaves along every byway. Fall is here. The deer in our front yard all have their dark winter coats. And they are nibbling away at the parts of herb garden they missed…

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On Fondant and Gum Paste and Modeling Chocolate and Modeling Paste: Edible Confusion

Yesterday I posted a review of The Icing on the Cake by Juliet Stallwood. It’s a brilliant book about decorating cakes and cookies with exceptional flavors and figures. Juliet is a specialist in making complex, and often 3-D decorations. In her book, she describes how to make some of these figures, like that lovely mouse in…

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Perfectly Delicious: Little Daisy Bake Shop in Upper Montclair

  You may have heard about six-degrees of separation. About how we are all connected to everyone by just a few jumps from someone we know to someone they know to someone … You got it. Suzen has a different theory and method for social connectivity. She just asks questions and very quickly establishes a…

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