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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

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 certainly…

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St. John’s Eve Pasta: Anchovy and Almonds

Mario Batali is a culinary legend, a bundle of energy who has had enormous impact on America’s culinary landscape. His capacity for activity seems boundless: television including Iron Chef, restaurants spanning the continent, personal appearances, cooking contests, and, of course, cookbooks. But not just any cookbooks, for Batali is an enthusiastic advocate for finding and…

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