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August 30, 2016

Hot Bread Kitchen, based in NYC, builds lasting economic security for low-income, immigrant and minority individuals by creating pathways to professional opportunities in the culinary industry. 67% of their operating budget is funded through the sale of multi-ethnic breads and rental of comm...

August 30, 2016

Samantha Seneviratne’s “The New Sugar and Spice” takes classic comfort bakes like cinnamon rolls, cookies, breads and cheesecake and reinvents them, using seductive hits of spice in creative and crowd-pleasing ways. In the introduction, the author points out that “the flood of sugar has dilu...

June 7, 2016

Indian cuisine is my culinary final frontier; for many years, I've collected Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Asian cookbooks, but didn't have any in my collection that focused on the varied foods of India. I recently purchased Indian Cooking Unfolded: A Master Class in Indian Cooking, with...

November 12, 2015

I’m fairly new to the “Lucky Peach” magazine (I recently used the LP article “The Meaning of Mangoes” with my advanced ESL students) and just spent six months working (and cooking / eating my way across) Taiwan, so I was thrilled to see that Lucky Peach had a cookbook coming out. “Lucky Peac...

November 2, 2015

I’ll admit to not being familiar with Tara O’Brady’s blog “Seven Spoons” before being offered the chance to review the cookbook, but I will most certainly be following her in the future. Beginning with a very nice overview (with specific brands) for common seasonings (including my favorite s...

November 2, 2015

Having lived in Japan, I’ve amassed quite a collection of Japanese cookbooks and housewares, the one exception being a donabe, a clay pot used to stew, simmer, steam, and smoke. Perhaps best known as the vessel in which oden is cooked, the donabe is an extremely versatile tool and durable as...

April 10, 2015

Virginia Willis, French-trained chef at Anne Willan’s La Varenne, is the author of several outstanding cookbooks that merge Southern cooking with French sensibilities (the excellent “Bon Appetit, Y’all” and the follow-up “Basic to Brilliant, Y’all”). In her latest, “Lighten Up, Y’all,” Willi...

February 7, 2015

“Clean Slate” (from the editors of Martha Stewart Living) is part guide, part cookbook that emphasizes eating clean, whole, unprocessed foods (mostly plant-based), including detox juices and two different “action plans” (a 3-day “jump start” plan and a three-week detox diet). The first 70 pa...

November 18, 2014

Johnny Iuzzini, winner of the James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef and recognized as one of the 10 Most Influential Pastry Chefs in America by Forbes, delivers a home run with his second cookbook. "Sugar Rush" (with an introduction by Dorie Greenspan) is a fantastic primer for all a...

September 15, 2014

Indian cuisine is my culinary final frontier; for many years, I've collected Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Asian cookbooks, but didn't have any in my collection that focused on the varied foods of India. I recently purchased Indian Cooking Unfolded: A Master Class in Indian Cooking, with...

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