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Contemporary Indian Cooking by the Book

Contemporary Indian Cooking by the Book

| December 12, 2007 | 0 Comments

Three Indian-inspired cookbooks tantalized my tastebuds this year. Each presents a new way of experiencing Indian flavors and food. Madhur Jaffrey’s Quick & Easy Indian Cooking is actually a reprint of a book first published about ten years ago, but you-know-who made the whole “quick and easy” thing in fashion again so I can see […]

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Cooking by James Peterson

Cooking by James Peterson

| December 5, 2007 | 0 Comments

If you had to choose one book this season and only one book to be your cooking bible, Cooking by James Peterson is an awfully good candidate. Filled with 600 recipes, 1500 photographs it is a “kitchen education”. Peterson walks you through all of the French basics and then some. When you want to return […]

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Cook by the Book: Let’s Cook Japanese!

Cook by the Book: Let’s Cook Japanese!

| November 28, 2007 | 0 Comments

My last meal on a recent trip to Japan wasn’t anything fancy, it was a rice omelet, also known as “omu raisu”. I enjoyed this savory and filling dish at the Tokyo Narita airport and it left me even more sorry to be heading home than I was before. Fortunately the recipe for omu raisu, […]

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Meet Amy Kaneko

Meet Amy Kaneko

| November 21, 2007 | 2 Comments

Amy Kaneko is a Bay Area resident now, but she spent time living in Japan and earlier this year she published her first book, Let’s Cook Japanese Food! Her book details some of her favorite recipes for home-style Japanese cooking. How is Japanese home cooking different from what’s served in Japanese restaurants?Here we get a […]

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Thanksgiving, Help!

Thanksgiving, Help!

| November 14, 2007 | 1 Comment

Did you know Thanksgiving is barely a week away? If the thought of preparing a Thanksgiving meal sends you to heading for the Turkey Talk-Line here are a couple of books to consider. How to Cook a Turkey and All the Other Trimmings from the editors and contributors of Fine Cooking magazine has plenty of […]

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Finding Ravioli

Finding Ravioli

| November 7, 2007 | 0 Comments

In the James Beard award-winning book A Thousand Years Over A Hot Stove, Laura Schenone told the stories of American women, primarily through food and recipes. Her latest book is a more personal memoir, The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken A Search for Food and Family. I haven’t read the whole book yet, but I […]

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Gyoza Stadium!

| November 4, 2007 | 3 Comments

When I first heard about the theme park called “Gyoza Stadium” I immediately thought of the Iron Chef TV show and “Kitchen Stadium”. What is with the Japanese and stadiums? Gyoza Stadium is nothing like a stadium. It’s inside an indoor theme park at a shopping mall. It’s like a very focused food court. Imagine […]

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Cook with Jamie

Cook with Jamie

| October 28, 2007 | 0 Comments

Gourmet magazine recently picked their top cookbooks for 2007. I agreed with some of their picks, but not all of them. One book that was missing from the list was Cook with Jamie. If you are a Jamie Oliver fan, and I admit I am, this book is a must. But if even if you’re […]

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Cook by the Book: Cooking with Shelburne Farms

Cook by the Book: Cooking with Shelburne Farms

| October 17, 2007 | 2 Comments

I’ve never been to Vermont and frankly I’ve only recently developed much of a taste for maple syrup. Though I receive a fair number of regional cookbooks I usually don’t find them very interesting. So I really did not expect to fall in love with Cooking with Shelburne Farms Food and Stories from Vermont. But […]

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Bay Area small Bites

Bay Area small Bites

| October 10, 2007 | 0 Comments

Some people might be growing tired of small bite menus. But when food is really good, a small bite is all you need. In fact, sometimes a small bite is so good, you find yourself daydreaming about it, days, weeks, even a month later. Here are some of the objects of my affection. Little somethings […]

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Foodie Fight

Foodie Fight

| October 3, 2007 | 0 Comments

A few years ago I read a great book about Scrabble called Word Freak. My mom remembers when Scrabble was so popular people took the game to the beach. Being a bit of a Scrabble fanatic myself I can only imagine what that must have been like. But I came of age during the Trivial […]

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Cook by the Book: The Breakaway Cook

Cook by the Book: The Breakaway Cook

| September 26, 2007 | 3 Comments

Last month I got a chance to see local personal chef and cookbook author Eric Gower do a cooking demonstration. I was sitting next to veteran culinary industry insiders, and we all marvelled at his creativity and at how truly delicious his dishes were. Eric Gower’s latest book, The Breakaway Cook is one that in […]

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Meet Eric Gower

Meet Eric Gower

| September 19, 2007 | 2 Comments

Eric Gower is a San Francisco-based personal chef and cookbook author. He is also has a blog over at Yahoo! Food. Here he shares his approach to cooking, ingredients as well as shopping and dining around town. 1. How did living in Japan influence your cooking?Japanese aesthetics, eating sequence, using chopsticks, caring about eating on […]

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Food in Fashion

Food in Fashion

| September 12, 2007 | 0 Comments

While I don’t really want to wear clothes made out of food, I do like gawking at them. You can find plenty of food fashions online. Start with the classic Hats of Meat web site with fashions that include the pork pie hat made of pork, the base-bull cap made from ground beef and flank […]

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