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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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Magic Cakes

…and when dessert time came he himself brought to the table a wedding cake that drew exclamations from all. Its base was a square of blue cardboard representing a temple with porticoes and colonnades and adorned on all sides with … Continue reading

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Cairo Kitchen

Sadder than destitution, sadder than a beggar is the man who eats alone in public.   –Jean Baudrillard You may think you know Egyptian food–perhaps you’ve had a fattoush bread salad, or made tabbouleh part of your regular routine. but … Continue reading

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The Beef Club

I wouldn’t want to be a member of any club that would have me. –Groucho Marx But I will make an exception for The Beef Club, a Parisian restaurant, inspired by American steakhouses, supplied by a British butcher, and captured … Continue reading

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Roast Lamb in the Olive Groves

Cuisine is when things taste like themselves –Curnonsky In Greek, xeno means stranger, but it is closely linked to the concept of xenia–hospitality to guests. British writer, Belinda Harley is not a native of the Ionian island of Paxos, but as an off-islander, … Continue reading

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“When love and skill work together, expect a masterpice.” –John Ruskin And that’s the not-so-secret of good baking. We do it because we love the process, the results, and the response. Alice Carter’s book will get you all that. Her … Continue reading

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The Fashionable Cocktail

Cocktails and high heels seem like a potentially dangerous combination, but one that is also undeniably intoxicating. In recent years, with the resurgence of cocktail culture, a signature drink or knowing how to handle oneself at a bar, is part … Continue reading

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