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Chestnut and Chorizo Soup with Saffron Cream from Do-Ahead Christmas

Today’s cookbook review is for the lovely Do-Ahead Christmas by James Ramsden. It’s a book filled with striking recipes, ones that can be made, at least partially, hours or days ahead. So your Christmas meal can exceptional without you being exhausted. Here’s a first example. This soup is such an unusual blend of flavors that…

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Savory Bread Pudding ala Suzen

My mother was not a great cook, nor a bad one. She was, I am sure, a very typical 1950s and 1960s, mom in the kitchen. She had a repertoire of a dozen, maybe twenty, recipes and these rotated across the days of the week. Fish on Fridays at first. Roast beef on Sundays. She…

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Homemade Green Chorizo from Eat Mexico by Lesley Tellez

Eat Mexico is a brilliant new cookbook by Lesley Tellez devoted to the street and markets foods of Mexico, particularly Mexico City. The book is filled with exciting recipes and, unless you have lived in Mexico City as Lesley did, these recipes will surprise you. The first element of surprise here is visual. The book…

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Manchego, Chorizo and Paprika Bread from Patricia Wells

As you know, when Patricia Wells speaks, we should all listen. From her wonderful website comes that bread pictured above. It’s Manchego, Chorizo and Paprika Bread. Suzen was patrolling the web, looking at her favorite sites and discovered this recipe. She baked it in a flash and our loaf appear above. Patricia asks that her…

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