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Sautéed Spinach

This is one of the meals Suzi is offering this season at Cooking by the Book: Pan-Crisped Chicken in Dijon Mustard Sauce with Cauliflower Gratin and Sautéed Spinach. I’m going to post the meal in stages, beginning with the “bright” spot on the plate. The sautéed spinach is actually key to the success of this…

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Cookbook Review: Tarts by Frédéric Anton and Christelle Brua

  This is the perfect cookbook. Absolutely perfect. What if you could make this Banana Rum tart for dessert?     What if that dessert came after a main course of Patridge, Green Pea and Chanterelle Mushroom Tart. Yes, you can use chicken if you don't have local partridge to hunt:     There are…

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TBT Cookbook Review: Better Home and Gardens in 1947 and 2014

I took a 67 year journey back in time yesterday. I’d already reviewed the latest version of Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book a bit back. This edition, the 16th came out in 2014, and I compared it with the 15th edition from 2010. There were moderate changes between the two but still I…

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Cookbook Review: Brooklyn Bar Bites by Barbara Scott-Goodman

  What cocktail has the greatest potential for variation and experimentation? I think it is the margarita, and that’s why I have written about them very often on this blog. I have even revealed my secret ingredients: lemon juice instead of lime, and an equal part of sugar syrup. Bartenders do add that syrup all…

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