Cookbook Review: Franklin Barbecue

Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto By Aaron Franklin and Jordan Mackay Published by Ten Speed Press Barbecue is an art form and Aaron Franklin is a superstar pitmaster. He went from cooking brisket for his friends, to opening a food truck, to owning a now world-renowned restaurant that has sold out of meat every single […]

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Cookbook Review: Supermarket Healthy

Supermarket Healthy: Recipes & Know-How for Eating Well Without Spending A Lot By Melissa D’Arabian Published by Potter Now that the weather is finally getting warmer my thoughts are turning toward eating healthier. This cookbook is full of healthy recipes that use ingredients that can be found at most supermarkets. There are recipes that cover […]

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I’ll Try That!

Since before Christmas I have been asking my husband to go with me to an Asian market in a nearby city. I had never been there, but heard that it had a wonderful selection. Since I have an ever-expanding collection of cookbooks that call for ingredients that definitely aren’t available at my local grocery store, […]

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Cookbook Review: A Kitchen In France

A Kitchen In France: A Year of Cooking In My Farmhouse By Mimi Thorisson Publisher: Clarkson Potter This is a gorgeous book for food lovers. A cookbook that can be read like a novel but it is also filled with photos of food and scenes from life in the French countryside. Ms. Thorisson writes the […]

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Cookbook Review: The Kitchen Ecosystem

The Kitchen Ecosystem By Eugenia Bone Clarkson Potter/Publishers A trip to the grocery store can by a budget-busting experience now. When you pay hard earned money for food, why not use it as fully as possible? That’s the principal behind this book. Turn chicken bones into broth, beet greens into side dishes and apple peels […]

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Cookbook Review: The New Indian Slow Cooker

The New Indian Slow Cooker: Recipes for Curries, Dals, Chutneys, Masalas, Biryani and More By Neela Paniz Published by Ten Speed Press I love eating Indian food, but have always been reluctant to try cooking it myself. I head to a restaurant for my biryani and keema fix. On the other hand, the slow cooker […]

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Kimchi Craving

On Tuesday I turned Chicken Soup & Homicide in to my publisher. All summer there was a lot going on with life in general, beyond my writing life, so getting the book whipped into shape over the last month and a half was intense. I’ve written before about how I end up with food obsessions […]

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Cookbook Review: The Nourished Kitchen

The Nourished Kitchen By Jennifer McGruther Published by 10 Speed Press Eating like our ancestors is the basis for this book, what the author calls a traditional foods lifestyle. What does this mean? Eating fruits and vegetables when they are in season. Eating meat from pasture-raised animals or wild game. Making things like bread and […]

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Writer’s Lunch: Free For All Frittata

I have been doing daily, hand to hand combat with leftovers this summer. It seems that I have been routinely cooking too much food, either by miscalculating how much my family would enjoy a meal or by how many people would be eating the meal. My refrigerator shelves are a maze of containers full of […]

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Cookbook Review: Extra Virgin

Extra Virgin By Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar Published by Random House, 2014 This cookbook is the companion to the popular Extra Virgin television show starring actress Debi Mazar and her husband, Gabriele Corcos. I love watching the show as Debi and Gabriele let viewers get a glimpse of their life both in the U.S. […]

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