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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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Cookbook Review: Cooking Like a Master Chef by Graham Elliot

  It's the glasses you first notice. How could you not? And the smile. Graham Elliot is a food maven with tv shows, restaurants [2 stars!], and now this lovely book. My full review is here at Huffington. The picture below is his signature Caesar salad. The recipe is here. It's a book for the…

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Waterzooi, A Flemish Fish Broth from The Magic of Broths by Nick Sandler

There is a new book out called The Magic of Broths. You can see my review here of this interesting volume. Magic has 60 recipes both for making rich broths themselves [beef, pork, chicken, duck, fish and veggie] but also some very beautiful and surely satisfying recipes using those broths. For example, this Waterzooi is…

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TBT Cookbook Review: Crazy Water Pickled Lemons by Diana Henry

This week British author Diana Henry earned a James Beard award for her fantastic A Bird in the Hand. You can read my review here. It’s a book you want to possess. Actually, you want all of her book and certainly this one, Crazy Water Pickled Lemons, from 2006. Like many European cookbook writers, Diana does…

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