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Avocado Soup with Lime Cream and Seared Chipotle Shrimp

Today’s cookbook review, on a separate post, is for Mr. & Mrs. Sunday’s Suppers by Lorraine Wallace. It’s a book filled with dinner ideas for any day of the week, although personally I think these are Saturday and Sunday night meals. The recipes have a little complexity in many cases and very often a surprise.…

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And on the Table

Why do people put flowers on the dining room table? For beauty? For luster? Does it seem sensuous? In our weekend house, we have a big, very big cherry wood dining table. Over the fifteen years we’ve enjoyed our getaway, we’ve added new plants outside every year. When we bought these peonies three years ago,…

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Cookbook Review [well, Magazine Review]: The Science of Food from Scientific American

Instead of a cookbook review, here’s a magazine review. Not an article but an entire issue. For Summer 2015, Scientific American has an issue entitled The Science of Food. If you are a foodie, or if you just eat food, you’ll find this magazine filled with excellent information. Yes, it is Scientific American so it…

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TBT Cookbook Review: The Art of South American Cooking by Felipe Rojas-Lombardi

When he died in 1991 of heart failure at a young 46, food enthusiasts around the world already considered Felipe Rojas-Lombardi to be a towering figure. Born in 1945 in Peru, Lombardi worked as an assistant to James Beard and was the founding chef of Dean & Deluca. Lombardi is credited with introducing the tapas…

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