Category Archives: Cookbook Digest

Build a Bowl–Cookbook Digest

Sometimes you just want a bowl, a spoon, and no fuss. Either of these books are just the thing when you’re tired, hungry, and not sure what’s in the fridge. But a reasonable pantry, a creative eye, and the inspiration … Continue reading

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Cookbook Digest–Ocean’s Best

We’ll be celebrating on Christmas Eve this year with a Seven Fishes dinner–a symbolic holiday meal that is meant to be a lean abstention from red meat. But leave it to Italian-Americans (or any humans, for that matter) to turn … Continue reading

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Cookbook Digest–Family Cooking Fun

School is starting, and even if everyone has graduated the shift to fall always feels a tiny bit burdensome. The fragrant basil and perfumed peaches fade out at the farm stand to be replaced by more business-like apples and root … Continue reading

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Cookbook Digest–Frankly French

These are two interesting French cookbooks–each one very much itself. In My French Family Table, Beatrice Peltre is cooking what she calls from her childhood and what she serves her  family today. It is all very lovely, and sorta gluten-free, but … Continue reading

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Cookbook Digest–Men at Work, In the Kitchen

There are lots of cliches about men in the kitchen. Only men can be great chefs or they use every pot and leave a mess (Sorry, that one is true in my house–use the damn sponge!). Or that along with … Continue reading

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Cookbook Digest–The Farmette Cookbook and Seasons to Taste

This review appeared in Cookbook Digest, March 2016, just in time for warm spring and sprouting farm markets. In Seasons to Taste, Jonathan Bardzik shares recipes inspired by seasonal flavors. If you’re in the DC area, check him out when … Continue reading

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Cookbook Digest–The Table

Supposedly, summer days are languid and lazy. Then how come people are always complaining about how quick the summer passes and saying things like “August already!” or “Apples already, I still want peaches!” Whatever your calendar looks like, see if you … Continue reading

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