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I’m back from our semi-annual library sale.  That’s where I get most of my cookbooks (pretty much all on regional and international cuisines), but this year there were slim pickings.  I just got three, but might have scored with the first one: – Claudia Roden’s The Good Food Of Italy: Region By Region has only […]

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Five new cookbooks!

Today was the bi-annual library sale at the San Leandro library.  As usual, I got there early and headed straight to the cookbook section.  It’s been a while since I was able to get a really good book, but pretty much all my collection of ethnic cookbooks comes from there.  I tried not to buy […]

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Multi-media cookbooks

AP reports that famed TV chef Alton Brown wants his new cookbook to be a multi-media e-book.  The “book” will contain 25 recipes and will include text, photos and video of Brown making the recipe.  The video will be shot by 40 cameras, from different angles, so that cooks can see him doing his thing […]

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I didn’t grow up knowing how to cook. Both of my parents worked and my mom specialized in making “minutas”, meals that can be thrown together in minutes: steaks, milanesas, gnocchi, soups from bullion cubes. Once I lived on my own, I didn’t even think about cooking beyond these very basic things but once I […]

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Cookbooks I want

This is a list of the cookbooks I want. I have them on swaptree, but apparently none of the books I have for trade are good enough to get any of these 🙁 A16: Food + Wine Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook Argentina Cooks!: Treasured Recipes from the Nine Regions of Argentina Bouchon The Complete […]

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Another library sale

I just came back from our semi-annual library sale, and this time I didn’t buy many cookbooks, and I didn’t have any “finds”, but I think I did OK. I got: –The Frugal Gourmet Cooks Italian: Recipes from the New and Old Worlds, Simplified for the American Kitchen –The Foods and Wines of Spain by […]

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Food & Wine Magazine

Though I love to write about my experiences with food, I’m not much of a reader of food writing. I use cookbooks mostly for recipes (though some, like Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook are so much fun that even I cannot resist them), barely page through cooking magazines, and cannot make myself follow any food […]

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What am I doing here “reviewing” a cookbook that is over a decade old? Well, this is not really a review but a recommendation. Casas’Delicioso! The Regional Cooking of Spain is one of my favorite cookbooks – in part because I cook a lot of regional cuisines, including Spanish regional cuisines, and in part because, […]

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We had a library sale at the San Leandro Public Library this morning, and I can’t believe how badly I fared cookbook wise. There were barely any good cookbooks, and pretty much nothing ethnic/international. What I ended up buying was: China Moon Cookbook Modern Chinese cuisine from a now-defunct San Francisco restaurant Ghirardelli Original Chocolate […]

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I went to A16 many years ago, when it first opened. It was pretty good, though I disliked the burnt crust of my pizza and there were some service problems ( you can read my full review). There was one wonderful pork dish, which I’m hoping to recreate sometime soon. I started cooking from the […]

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