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Cookies & Beer, Together at Last

Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. –Mark Twain I doubt this is the book you’ve been waiting for, but I’ll bet there’s someone you … Continue reading

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The Fish Sauce Cookbook

Woe to the cook whose sauce has no sting. –Chaucer On the ever-widening American palate, it is  fish sauce’s time. We’ve moved on from ketchup, salsa, and  sriracha to briny, stinky fish sauce, here to lend umami to everything from meatballs … Continue reading

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Preserving the Japanese Way

Pressing Sushi; After a while, A lonely feeling –Yosa Buson As I typed out the title of this book, I realized its double meaning. Nancy Singleton Hachisu is guiding you through Japanese pickles and preserves, but she’s also featuring the … Continue reading

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Practically Raw

If you wish to grow thinner, diminish your dinner,                 And take light claret instead of pale ale;                                 … Continue reading

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The Nut Butter Cookbook

Digestion: The conversion on victuals into virtues. –Ambrose Bierce I was in a peanut butter rut. Occasionally, I’d stir a spoonful into the dressing for an Asian noodle salad or indulge in a childhood favorite–peanut butter and bacon on rye (no … Continue reading

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A Mouthful of Stars

Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving!– Rosalind Russellas Auntie Mame It will never be said that Kim Sunee didn’t reach out and grab whatever she could from life. Her travel and recipes take us on journeys of memory … Continue reading

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Smokin’ in the Boy’s Room

“I think I can capture the taste buds of the average right-wing conservative who loves barbecue.” –Bobby Seale There’s a lot of mystique around competition barbecue and it tends to be a boy’s club, with macho posturing around the best technique, … Continue reading

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Artisan Jewish Deli at Home

It is one of the real sadnesses in my life that Jewish delis as I knew them are slipping away. (Yes, I have a ridiculously lucky life.) In New York, the Carnegie and the Stage persist, but they feel like … Continue reading

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America’s Best Homestyle BBQ

Here’s my problem with barbeque books. There’s always a lot of posturing, fuss, and meat. And I know that’s what everyone loves about barbeque. The posturing can be amusing, but for me, it gets old fast. I can appreciate the … Continue reading

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Japanese Farm Food

This may be the perfect post-holiday cookbook. When you’ve gorged on cookies, sated yourself on butter, sluiced it all with champagne, it’s time for elegant restraint. Which sounds dull, but this book’s recipes, anchored in the life of Hachisu’s family … Continue reading

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