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Eataly: All About Pasta, A Complete Guide with Recipes

Life is a combination of magic and pasta. Federico Fellini And there’s nothing magic about making pasta. Once you’ve learned a few techniques that work for your pots and your kitchen, you can make delicious pasta from almost anything. But … Continue reading

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T-Bone Whacks and Caviar Snacks

This book records the cooking and shopping experiences of two American educators in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia, and is an excellent mix of research, experience, and recipes. And yes, some of the tales of privation–wonky stoves, uneven markets–are true, but … Continue reading

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Distilling the South, A Guide to Southern Craft Liquors

Well, between Scotch and nothin’, I suppose I’d take Scotch. It’s the nearest thing to moonshine I can find.  William Faulkner The distillers in this book are making liquors that are far more sophisticated than moonshine, but like moonshine, are … Continue reading

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Cleaning Out the Basement–Persephone Books

Lamb’s Conduit Street in London runs its quiet route a few blocks west of Russell Square, if the jigsaw streets and gardens can really be called blocks, and there, between a hipster barber shop and a traditional pub, you’ll find … Continue reading

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Osteria

They eat the dainty food of famous chefs with the same pleasure with which they devour gross peasant dishes, mostly composed of garlic and tomatoes, or fisherman’s octopus and shrimps, fried in heavily scented olive oil on a little deserted beach. Luigi … Continue reading

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Tea Time Redux

No, knock wood, I am not close to my last meal, but I am enjoying tea (among other things) in London this week. So pleased to be deliciously crumb-covered! I’ve just decided. I want my last meal to be tea. … Continue reading

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Sicily, the Cookbook

It is impossible to describe the degrees of yellow from the most candent cadmium to ochre, from discoloured ivory to lemon bronze. The air was full of wisps of straw and the heat beat upon us as if from some … Continue reading

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A Culinary Education

(Many, many) thanks to Latam Airlines, I was gifted with two tickets to Lima, Peru, and used the trip as an opportunity to eat. Yes, we visited museums, no we didn’t go to Machu Pichu, but we did eat. Ceviche … Continue reading

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Les Dames d’Escoffier Miami Marketing Symposium

I’m excited to speak at this Saturday’s LDEM symposium and especially excited about the topic I’m speaking on–LDEM’s new partnership with the Special Collections at the University of Miami Libraries to build a culinary collection focused on South Florida and … Continue reading

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Eating Mudcrabs in Khandahar

There is a recipe for food writing. Take an unfamiliar food, place, or situation; add mild misunderstandings and good sportsmanship; stir until good will results. The essays in this book don’t use that recipe, as this review in CHoWline notes, … Continue reading

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