Tartine Stale Bread Soup

Tartine Stale Bread Soup

I pride myself on my baking. It has only taken, what, about twenty years to get good at it. But I bake bread and it is very, very good bread. I bring it to every dinner party Brian and I go to, and each hostess is delighted to serve it, warmed with butter on the side....
Florida Style Coconut Cream Patties

Florida Style Coconut Cream Patties

                                For some, Florida seems a weird place. For the rest of us, Florida is a weird place. Now the fourth largest state, Florida is a jumble of theme parks,...
Happy Valentine’s Day from Cooking by the Book!

Happy Valentine’s Day from Cooking by the Book!

We can’t believe it either, but Valentine’s Day has already come around again.  While it may seem that nothing is much different from years before, Cooking by the Book has gone through some very big changes.  Our new website and blog are up, our new china...