Cooking, Food, Wine & Spirits

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Most wine writers were likely English or history majors or the like, and many wine books talk about the romance, mystery, and poetry of wine, and sometimes describe wines in anthropomorphic terms.

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Long before the BP oil spill swept its noxious curtain over the Gulf of Mexico, a less-publicized manmade environmental disaster lurked beneath its waters.

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For those of us who have endured a particularly long, cruel winter, the return of spring and the promise of fresh, seasonal vegetables from the local farmers’ market is sheer joy.  That first bite

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Long Before Food Network personalities Rachael Ray and Sandra Lee showed us how to turn out worthy meals in record time, there was Peg Bracken, an over-stressed working mother who unapologetically

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People have forgotten how to eat.

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In her memoir, My Life in France, Julia Child wrote, “One of the secrets, and pleasures, of cooking is to learn to correct something if it goes awry; and one of the lessons is to grin and bear it i

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It’s tough to throw around descriptions such as “legendary,” and “arguably the very best to be found on the planet,” and live up to them with something as simple as a brownie.

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There are many ways to define “kosher.” The Hebrew root of the word simply means fit—food that is fitting for Jews to eat.

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Take a quick skim through Supper for a Song, and your first thought may be, “Wow, songs sure must cost more in Britain.” This book will pull readers in with its attractive layout and photo

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Would you like some sugar with your sugar? If so, Dulce is the book for you. This is a book that more than lives up to its name.

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If you are not yet familiar with Molly Wizenberg through her award-winning food blog, Orangette, you are in for a treat.

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Bakers who already own Room for Dessert and Ripe for Dessert know they can trustpastry chef and cookbook author David Lebovitz to provide reliable, delicious recipes.

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 For any cookbook author, figuring out your audience can be tricky.

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There was a time, up until the early 1980s, when someone of relatively modest means could, if interested, buy the great wines of Burgundy, the grand crus and premier crus, on a fairly regular basis

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Golden Ages are slippery things, confirmed only in hindsight. Did Rembrandt and Vermeer realize they would be remembered as the Dutch Masters?

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We can only hope that the bacon craze, now a bit revolting in its ever-so-American excesses, has passed its peak.

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