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Toasted Rye Buns from Fika

I recently posted a review of Fika by Anna Brones and Johanna Kindvall. It’s a Swedish collection of little treats to be shared over coffee, from dawn to dusk and beyond. These toasted rye buns are ideal for jam anytime or you spread with butter and top with cheese and apple slices for lunch. That’s…

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Cookbook Review: Duck, Duck, Goose by Hank Shaw

Cookbooks generally have an introduction that states the underlying purpose of the book: “I love to bake and here are my special recipes” “These are family recipes that span five generations” “You don’t know what you can do with a kiwi” “Celebrity chefs have a short lifetime so I need to cash in now” Duck,…

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Rock Shrimp Sliders with Wasabi Mayo

For my teambuilding programs at Cooking by the Book, I offer teams a choice of kitchen challenges, including our own version of Iron Chef. Our Market Basket Challenge lets a group break into individual teams. Each team has the same basket of ingredients and faces the challenge to create, without a written recipe, the winning…

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Rock Shrimp Sliders with Wasabi Mayo

Where I grew up, sliding was not a good choice. My primary school had a baseball field where the grass was rock hard, the dirt harder, and the pathway from one base to another was embedded with very pointy stones. You slid into third base at the risk of your life, or maybe the lives…

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