2013 Cookbook Favorites

May I say that this is the first December that has given me an authentic experience of … too hectic. I knew things were getting bad when my mother took me by the shoulders the other day in the kitchen and said: Please! Sit down and smell the roses, honey. The only roses I’m smelling…

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Favorite Cookbooks for Gift-Giving

This isn’t so much a book review as it is simply a good list, a list of beautiful, special cookbooks to give to yourself or someone you love. One of the great pleasures I take in making this list is the number of books, those out new this year as well as older favorites, whose…

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