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Spices and Seasons - Book Review

Spices & Seasons – Review and Giveaway

July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

My appreciation for Rinku Bhattacharya’s cooking began when I reviewed her first book, The Bengali Five Spice Chronicles and it’s a pleasure to review her latest book, Spices and Seasons: Simple, Sustainable Indian Flavors.  Rinku has a wonderful talent.  She...

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Spring Rolls in Rice Paper

Caprese Summer Rolls (Stuffed by Dan Whalen)

February 14, 2014 | 2 Comments

Comfort food has its own special meaning to each and every one of us.  For you it might be apple pie, for me this recipe brings me great comfort, and for someone else it might be...

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Jamie Geller Joy of Kosher

Reviewing Joy of Kosher by Jamie Geller

November 25, 2013 | 1 Comments

I love a good book. I love a good recipe too. Not often do do you find both of them bound together. While I’ll tear through the pages of a Brad Thor thriller in a...

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Orly and Family

Cook in Israel by Orly Ziv

October 31, 2013 | 7 Comments

There are lots of Israeli cookbooks on the market.  For some time, my favorite authors in this niche have included Janna Gur, Yotam Ottolenghi and Einat Admony but when I received my copy of Cook in Israel in the mail,...

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The list of forbidden foods for the week of Pesach (Passover) starts with wheat, barley, rye, spelt and oats.  For some, typically those of Eastern European decent,  rice, millet, corn and legumes like beans and lentils are...

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I can get lost for hours browsing the shelves of book stores but unless I am flying alone or reading a bedtime story to our son, it’a rare that I get the chance to read,...

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Book Review & Giveaway: CHIC Made Simple

December 4, 2012 | 15 Comments

Before I got married, I almost never read, or purchased, a cookbook.  I felt that cooking was an art, not a science, so written instruction would inhibit my creative expression. My wife, on the other...

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Real Food Fermented Kitchen - Pickled Cucumbers

Review and Giveaway: Real Food Fermentation

November 8, 2012 | 17 Comments

Not until I read Real Food Fermentation by Alex Lewin did I understand the scope of fermenting our own food.  With each and every page I read, I feel like Alex and I would become friends...

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