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Back from the Library Sale

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The Frugal Gourmet on Our Immigrant Ancestors – one of my favorite cookbooks

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Delicioso! The Regional Cooking of Spain

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 … Continue reading

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Library sale – not a good harvest :-(

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: … Continue reading

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A16 Food + Wine – Cookbook Review

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 … Continue reading

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