Cookbook Review: The Vermont Non-GMO Cookbook by Tracey Medeiros

By training, I’m a scientist. By philosophy, I’m rather conservative. So, while I appreciate the technology of GMOs, Genetically Modified Organisms, I’m very skeptical about eating them. The reassurances that GMOs are all fine and perfectly healthy have to be...

Praline Bread Pudding in Emile Henry Burgandy Ramekins

Which is prettier? The bread pudding, the combo of crème fraiche with whipped cream, that wedge of praline, or the very vibrant ramekin? You’ll recognize the ramekin, of course, by its burgundy color. It’s from Emile Henry, the French company that produces brilliant...

La Paloma for National Margarita Day 2018

        It's National Margarita Day so we need margaritas. Or, even better, variations like The Paloma made with grapefruit juice. This recipe comes from a wonderful regional cookbook: The Texas Cowboy Kitchen by Grady Spears and June Naylor. I know, “cowboy” cooking....

TBT Cookbook Review: The Wonderful World of Pizza, Quiches, and Savory Pies by Anna Teresa Callen

  Sometimes a cookbook can sit on your shelf for decades, used perhaps only once a year, but never, never relegated to the basement or attic. How could you do that to Anna Teresa? Anna Teresa was larger than life, by many orders of magnitude. And loud. She was raised...

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Cookbook Review: The Farm Cooking School

Americans dabble with their food, both what we make at home and what we seek in restaurants. We crave some basic skills for that home cooking. “How do I cut this chicken?” is a question we all...

Fudge Cake from What Can I Bring?

In the impressive and delightful What Can I Bring? Elizabeth Heiskell covers a lot of territory. On display her is true Southern food, comfort food to be sure, authentic to the last detail, and...

Adding Eggplant to Your Pizza!

Eggplant. What cuisine popped through your mind? Greek, North African, Indian? Maybe Italian but not Pizza Italian. This idea comes from Dolce Vita Pizzeria Enoteca in Houston, Texas. Yes, it’s an...

Mushroom Rellenos from New Mexico

Rellenos without cheese? Without a relleno? Yes and yes and all is fine. There’s a delightful pair of books, Green Chile Bible and Red Chile Bible, that Suzi and I got long ago in Santa Fe. We pop...

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