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Dear Readers.

This will be a slow week for posting here at Cooking by the Book. Suzi and I are in Maine at the annual Kneading Conference. It’s a busy time and I’ll try to write during the week, but I just may be sitting back with some great bread, some better butter, and that fabulous Maine Blueberry Wine.

Yes, Blueberry Wine!

I promise that next week I’ll be back here in full force. I have many lovely recipes and new cookbooks from Kay Plunkett-Hodge and Rose Levy Beranbaum. Look for apps, sips, and desserts. That’s all you need for meal. Right?

Warmest regards,


[Yes, Suzi baked that beautiful loaf. You can become quite a baker at the Kneading Conference!]