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Florentine Pork Roast from Gastronomy of Italy by Anna Del Conte

The hallmark of Italian cuisine is exceptional flavor achieved with few ingredients and without endless labor. Oh, the dish make take some time to cook and the classics often involved a mother in the kitchen all day. But that is a labor of love, with every moment spent in respect of tradition. For sure, the Italian…

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Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder from Hero Food

Hero Food by Seamus Mullen has a very different perspective. For personal health reasons, seasoned chef Mullen decided to focus on 18 very healthy ingredients and then create wonderful recipes using them. Now his list of 18 is pretty diverse: olive oil, dried, beans, almonds, grains, anchovies, good eggs, good birds, sweet peas, parsley, berries,…

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Roast Spareribs with Toasted Garlic

  Pork and Sons was a brilliant book devoted to the noble pig. Now author Stephane Reynaud has written Rȏtis: Roasts for Every Day of the Week, an encyclopedia for those who grew up where the main meal for every day was themed. In this lovely book, the days of the week are each given…

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Oven Roasted Porchetta: From the Beard Award Winning All About Roasting

Suzi and I pride ourselves on finding great cookbooks and giving you an early alert of a new gem ready for you to enjoy.  Yesterday the James Beard Foundation announced its 2011 cookbook awards. Two of the awards went to books we’ve already blogged here, and three more of the winning books are in our…

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