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Category: cookbooks

Little Book of Jewish Sweets

          This February is the celebration of Purim, the Jewish holiday honoring Queen Esther of Persia who in 5th century BCE stopped the massacre of the Hebrew population by acknowledging […]

Time for Poutine

          About a month ago, I sent my friend Patricia Winn Wood, Press and Public Relations Manager for the Tourist Office of Spain in Chicago, a copy of  one of […]

Best Cookbooks for Last Minute Holiday Giving

The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook: From Delicious Dole Whip to taste Mickey Pretzels, 100 Magical Disney-Inspired Recipes. Ashley Craft Adams Media $14.99 Amazon price Mickey Pretzels Serves 4 1⁄2 cup […]

Barefoot Contessa’s Modern Comfort Food

Using her culinary magic, among the 85 recipes in Ina Garten's book she transforms the grilled cheese of childhood into Cheddar & Chutney Grilled Cheese and the frozen pot pies your mom kept in the freezer in case she was late getting home morph into Chicken Pot Pie Soup with Puff Pastry Croutons. Burnt hamburgers made by your dad the one time he tried to grill are now Smashed Hamburgers with Caramelized Onions.