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BLT with No L but Ripe A on Laminated Bread from Arcade Bakery

“We don’t have lettuce,” Suzen said. “I do have a perfect avocado,” her voice lifted. “Yes,” I answered brightly. If it is a choice between lettuce and avocado, can there be any question at all? A salad with no lettuce and only avocado might be a tad intense. But a BLT with no L but…

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TBT Cookbook Review: Cold-Weather Cooking by Sarah Leah Chase

Do you have a favorite cookbook author? Someone whose works seems marvelously clever in addition to being totally delicious? Suzen has one: Sarah Leah Chase. Sarah has written several cookbooks, including this one, Cold‑Weather Cooking from 1990. After 25 years, this book is every bit as pertinent and current as anything you’ll find in the “new”…

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Cookbook Review: The Taco Revolution by Brandon Schultz

This book may make you smile. It may make you rage a tad. It all depends on how rooted you are in following tradition. There are over 100 recipes here, described as “traditional and innovative recipes.” The traditional recipes are wonderful, ones no one can dispute. You’ll find ways to make Chili Lime Tortillas, Hot…

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Cookbook Review Summary: 5 Outstanding Pastry Books for Cooking and for Giving This Holiday Season

It's the final four weeks of the holiday season and you just may be in the mind to make some sweets for yourself, for family, or for friends. Or just for the fun of it. In July, I blogged reviews of 5 oustanding pastry books. Here is the summary of the five again, providing you…

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