Salsas and Moles ~ Cookbook Review
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Are you looking to make the best salsa on the block? Do you want to make authentic Mexican foods? Then you need a copy of Salsas and Moles by Deborah Schneider. More than a set of recipes bound into book form, this is a lesson in Mexican cuisine and culture. “In some form, salsas will be part of every bite you eat in Mexico. They are the highest culinary expression of a creative culture and carry a kind of cult status, because every Mexican cook has a special, secret salsa recipe.” … Continue reading →

The Homemade Kitchen ~ Cookbook Review
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The Homemade Kitchen by Alana Chernila is full of recipes for cooking with pleasure and lessons on how to adapt your kitchen habits to your family’s needs. This is a cookbook worth reading, cover to cover. At least, that’s how I read it the first time. Then I went back and reread pieces of it and marked recipes that I wanted to try or tips I wanted to remember. … Continue reading →

Slow Fires Cookbook Review
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Are you looking to learn how to roast, braise, or grill meats and vegetables? Do you want to cook like a New York City chef? Slow Fires by Justin Smillie with Kitty Greenwald is the book you need. Practically a course in cooking, this book is larger than some college textbooks I’ve been assigned. It’s a lot more interesting to read, too! Smillie has designed this cookbook to begin with the basics of each cooking method and provides recipes for 52 meals. If you haven’t mastered the skills in 52 meals, then you probably didn’t follow his directions. … Continue reading →