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Favorite Recipes of a Famous Hostess

With just a little scratching and stirring it’s fun to find the story hidden behind this dull green cover. Its author, Daisy Breaux, was born in 1863 to immigrants from Canada and Ireland. She married three times, and as noted in her obituary, … Continue reading

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Cookbook Digest–Skills to Savor

It’s summer, so that means grilling. (It’s the law.) And like New Year’s resolutions, maybe you have grilling resolutions–no more ashy hamburgers–or maybe you’re even ready to face down some serious barbecue–pork butt! Low & Slow will talk you through … Continue reading

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Cookbook Digest–Italian Traditions

My Italian-American family is a little bit skeptical about eating at Italian restaurants, because…wait for it…it won’t taste like home. (There are a few exceptions, one of them being Sardinia, in Miami Beach where everything always seems to be perfect.) … Continue reading

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Cookbook Digest, Spring 2014 Cookies!

Every Cookie Tells a Story, whether it’s a familiar chocolate chip or a more exotic sweet. If you’re ready to dig in to the classic stories of Sheharazade, read and cook from The Sweets of Araby by Leila Salloum Elias and … Continue reading

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Blogher Food ’14–Miami

At last year’s Blogher Food, I spoke on a panel about Telling Community Stories and History Through Food. I loved trading tales and comparing experiences with my fellow panel members, Vianney Rodriguez, Donna Pierce, and our insightful moderator, Addie Broyles. Bottom line: … Continue reading

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Cookbook Digest, Spring 2014, Homestyle Celebrations

Whether you’re entertaining on a ranch or in a backyard, do it with style and flavor. Alice Hart keeps it fresh and easy in Friends at My Table, while Ree Drummond feeds all your cowgirl fantasies in Pioneer Woman Cooks … Continue reading

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Vienna’s Coffeehouses

“Kanakis continued on his way with a spring in his step; he was pleased there would be cakes again, that people in Vienna still had the taste for them and were able to make them. People were still the same: … Continue reading

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