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How to travel the world through books and food: I went to Tibet with Sabriye Tenberken

Have you read a book that compelled you food to sample the food described, or tasted a new cuisine to enrich your understanding of a story? I went to Tibet with Sabriye Tenberken...

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French Roots, by Jean-Pierre Moullé & Denise Lurton Moullé, inspires gracious hospitality

French Roots: Two cooks, two countries & the beautiful food along the way (list price $35 U.S. / $41.00 CAN) is a book (of cooking essays and recipes) that works like a time-traveling magic carpet to transport me between the San Francisco Bay Area and Bordeaux, sometimes to both places and multiple years at once. The authors… Continue reading French Roots, by Jean-Pierre Moullé & Denise Lurton Moullé, inspires gracious hospitality

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A review of “Meat and Potatoes” by Rahm Fama

Meat and Potatoes: Simple Recipes that Sizzle and Sear, promises to deliver "52 irresistible, simple meals," along with knowledge (about meat and cast-iron cookery) "to help you upgrade your dishes." Each meal plan offers a meat (of course) main dish with 2 complimentary sides--one starch and one veggie. For example: Pastrami Flank Steak, Potato Pancakes… Continue reading A review of “Meat and Potatoes” by Rahm Fama

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If You Want to Succeed in a Restaurant Venture, Follow the Advice in “Restaurant Success By The Numbers”

Level-headed, business-minded entrepreneurs who want to succeed in the restaurant business today, should read Restaurant Success by the Numbers. For more than 20 years I've been married to a (successful but now retired) chef and restaurateur, and I can confidently say that if more owners paid attention to all the important factors in this book, more… Continue reading If You Want to Succeed in a Restaurant Venture, Follow the Advice in “Restaurant Success By The Numbers”

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Review of “Spain: Recipes and Traditions,” a cookbook by Jeff Koehler; plus a Tomato Marmalade Recipe

I recommend this cookbook to: people who have visited Spain, fallen in love with the food and culture of its various regions, who want a coffee-table picture book, with extremely authentic recipes to help them relive their experience. Also, for anyone who can't afford to go to Spain, who wants a tour of all its… Continue reading Review of “Spain: Recipes and Traditions,” a cookbook by Jeff Koehler; plus a Tomato Marmalade Recipe