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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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Sweet & Vicious, Baking with Attitude

“Bring on the dessert, I think I am about to die.”–Pierret Brillat-Savarin Dale Carnegie thought you could win friends and influence people with a steady gaze and a firm handshake. I prefer Libbie Summers‘ approach. Woo them Side Slap & … Continue reading


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Maida Heatter’s Cakes and Maida Heatter’s Cookies

In the hipster baking rush to altoids brownies and Momofuku Milk Bar Compost Cookies, we shouldn’t overlook the Maida Heatter, the original baking obsessive. She’s earned icon status with both reliable recipes and indulgent concoctions. So that’s why it’s great … Continue reading

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It’s Cookie Swap! As well as being “the beloved editor” (and who doesn’t love an editor?!) I am known at work as the founder of Cookie Swap. We’ve been at it for about six years and our shifting band of … Continue reading

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Cookie Swap

This is one holiday tradition I do like. We’ve been doing a swap at my office for a few years now, and every year it gets better. More bakers participate and more delicious cookies are shared. There’s lots of fussing … Continue reading

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Chop Suey at CHoW

One of the most interesting things that Andy Coe discovered in his research for Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States, was the eventually unclassified quote from Henry Kissinger, “After a dinner of Peking Duck … Continue reading

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