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Sausage and Sage Toad in the Hole with Gravy from The Kitchen Shelf

I recently posted a review of The Kitchen Shelf, a new and clever book for “us.” There are books that tell you how to create a great dish 20 minutes with 3 ingredients. This is not that kind of book. Not that kind at all. The Kitchen Shelf suggests you stock your panty with just…

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Watermelon, Cucumber and Tomato Gazpacho

I may be changing my forthcoming cookbook. I was planning to do one on B&B. That would be Bar and Brownies or cocktails meant for chocolate. But, I’m torn now. I’m headed towards that gazpacho book I’ve toyed with. There was little spring this year in the Hudson Valley, but summer has arrived. We went…

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TBT Recipe: The Side Truck Cocktail from Pitt Cue Company

  When I blogged a general overview of Pitt Cue Co: The Cookbook, I did mention this cocktail. It’s accompanied by a full page picture with two hands holding a very big glass. I took that to be a warning: this drink is full flavored, full bodied and perhaps best consumed on a day when…

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Suzi’s Caramelized Onion Tart

If you are reading this blog on our website, Cookingbythebook.com, then you’ve discovered the site for my wife’s cooking school. Several times a week, 20 to 50 people come to our Tribeca loft and cook a meal together in our kitchen. The large group is divided up into smaller teams with each team preparing one…

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