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Pistachio and Lemon Cake from World Class Cakes

From the back of the book, you learn that Roger Pizey is a renowned baker and patissier. His experiences in Great Britain, in top restaurants and television food shows, have given him eminent skills. But as you turn the pages of World Class Cakes, his latest book, none of that matters. All that you will…

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Heirloom Tomato Jam with Lemon from Miriam Rubin

I was in an upscale cheese store in Midtown. A great store we know well. A jar labeled “Tomato Jam” caught my eye. I knew that I could convince Suzen to take it home since it said “tomato” and the “jam” part would just slip past her. Particularly if I mumbled over the right syllable.…

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Lemon Bellini

“I need you to make cocktails on Thursday. Sparkling cocktails,” Suzen told me last week. “How many people?” “32.” “Oh, time for punch.” I gave my natural reaction. I was not making cocktails for 32 people. “No, individual cocktails. I suggest you do research.” Apparently I was. And so I have. For that many people,…

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Lemonade Syrup from Lori Longbotham

    Luscious Lemon Desserts by Lori Longbotham is filled with lemon ideas, some familiar and some with a twist. Here’s her idea for “staging ahead” to make lemonade: make a lemon juice syrup that can be stored for up to three weeks. When you want to drink, all you do is mix the syrup…

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