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Flourless Chocolate Meringue Cake from Sugar Rush

Yesterday I did a cookbook review for Sugar Rush, a dessert book to teach you the foundation of pastry, from creams to cakes to frostings. It’s an alternative path to becoming a faux pastry chef without leaving home. Or spending three years in school in New York! There’s an extensive discussion of meringues: French, Swiss,…

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Pasta Candles with Long Green Beans and Tomatoes from The Four Seasons of Pasta

  Yesterday I did a cookbook review for The Four Seasons of Pasta, a collection of recipes offering pasta on an elevated level. This is not your ordinary Spaghetti and Meatball collection, not at all. These recipes, as you might expect, are strongly seasonal, suggesting you visit a farmers market for the freshest possible ingredients.…

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Cucumber and Tomatillo Gazpacho Version 2

  I’m a gazpacho freak. I admit it. For lunch most days, I’m enjoy gazpacho in one form or another: classic red, almond white, or deep green. Here’s a new green idea that has no tomato taste at all. I guess that because there are no tomatoes. This is cucumber and tomatillos plus just a…

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Chipotle Rib Eye Steak from Rubs by John Whalen

  I just posted a very happy cookbook review for Rubs by John Whalen III. In Rubs you’ll find over 100 recipes for perfect seasonings: rubs, marinades, and sauces. Plus recipes, like this one, for using those seasonings. Rubs are an easy, effective and innovative way to add flavor to proteins, from red meat to…

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