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Pat LaFrieda’s Whole Shank Osso Buco

Famed butcher Pat LaFrieda has a marvelous new book Meat that combines information, education and wonderful recipes. This is the standard for meat books, the standard. Here’s a link to my recent cookbook review: http://www.cookingbythebook.com/cookbook-reviews/cookbook-review-meat-by-pat-lafrieda/ The homey recipes in Meat are definitely and truly Italian-American. The LaFrieda meat company is four generations old and meat has…

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Cookbook Review: Classico e Moderno by Michael White

  Upscale, gorgeous, coffee table cookbooks come in two varieties. Ones you can cook from and ones you can only admire, knowing too well that those beautiful pictures display food you could not possibly attempt on your own. Michael White has rocketed to fame with his restaurants: six in New York City, two in New…

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A Comforting Chocolate and Chestnut Cake from Amber Rose

Amber Rose has just published Love Bake Nourish, a baking book that reflects a very distinctive personal nature. She’s a passionate about foods that are seasonal, organic and not processed. She loves different flours and she cannot abide processed sugar. In her career as chef and author, she has scoured for recipes, old and new,…

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Cookbook Review: Southern Italian Desserts by Rosetta Costantino

m4s0n501 If you happen to walk by a copy of Southern Italian Desserts, I challenge you to keep on moving. Yeah, don’t stop. Just ignore that cover. Go on, take the next step. No, wait. Oh. If you are human, if you are a foodie, then that cover is going to make you pause. It…

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