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Cook’s Science: How to Unlock Flavor in 50 of Our Favorite Ingredients

Cook’s Science: How to Unlock Flavor in 50 of Our Favorite Ingredients by The Editors at America’s Test Kitchen and Guy Crosby, PhD Facts: Penguin Random House Publisher Services, 504 pages, $40.00 (or Amazon Hardcover $20.00, Kindle $39.99) Photos: Some black and white photos but numerous illustrations Recipes: Too many to count By now, you are probably aware that Christopher Kimball left […]

Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

It wasn’t my idea. It was my sweet, beautiful sister-in-law’s idea. I was going to cook for my best friend on our next #privatechefmonday, and was thinking out loud about what to cook. My brother and SIL were visiting for Thanksgiving, and she said she had a great idea, a recipe from a cookbook I’d […]

Land of Fish and Rice

Land of Fish and Rice by Fuchsia Dunlop Photographs © Yuki Sugiura Facts: W.W. Norton & Company, 368 pages, $35.00 (or Amazon Hardcover $26.23, Kindle $16.05) Photos: 116 Recipes: about 162 The loquacious Fuchsia Dunlop is back with her sixth book on Chinese cuisine: Land of Fish and Rice: Recipes from the Culinary Heart of China. This UK-born lady […]

1st Place in Food Writing from AFJ

CLOUD NINE, friends! That’s where I’ve been since winning 1st place from The Association of Food Journalists for my “Saintly Stockers” article published in PHOENIX Magazine. The awards were handed out on September 21, at their annual conference, which was held in Seattle. (Skip to the end for a link to the story, but first I […]

Simple: Effortless Food, Big Flavors

by Diana Henry Photographs © Laura Edwards Facts: Publisher Mitchell Beasley, 320 pages, $32.99, (Amazon $21.77) Photos: 95% of the recipes are accompanied by a photo of the finished dish Recipes: about 207 Simple may be Diana Henry’s 10th cookbook but who’s counting? And, in case you aren’t familiar with Ms. Henry’s credentials, just know that her book […]