Cookbooks

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New on the Shelves

I found a cookbook in a box of books that I didn’t even know I had! It looks like it might have some great recipes – From the Ground Up by James Villas: A world tour of beloved ground meat recipes from award-winning author James Villas Ground meats are easily affordable and amazingly versatile—and common in almost every cuisine. Ground beef, pork,… Read more

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Review: The Geeky Chef Cookbook: Real-Life Recipes for Your Favorite Fantasy Foods – Unofficial Recipes from Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and more

This is the perfect cookbook for all you geeks out there – and I know you’re out there.  Have you ever wanted to make a nice mug of Romulan Ale while you kicked back and watched The Wrath of Khan? Maybe whip up some Butterbeer for the Harry Potter fans? Or even a bowl of Arya Stark’s favorite Bowl o’Brown, while… Read more

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Review: The Punch Bowl: 75 Recipes Spanning Four Centuries of Wanton Revelry

If you think of punch as something in bowl with ginger ale, melting rainbow sherbet and fruit juice, this book will change your mind. The Punch Bowl: 75 Recipes Spanning Four Centuries of Wanton Revelry aims to take you back to the glory days of punch, when it was brewed from spirits, spices and not-too-clean water. Our sanitation has improved and… Read more

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A FREE Cookbook!

I talked in an earlier review about looking for simple recipes for this abnormally hot summer weather – preferably recipes that did not require cooking.  Well, I believe I have found just the thing and the best part — it’s absolutely free! A friend suggested I check out that Stone Soup Cookbook and what a terrific find!  The cookbook is… Read more

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Review: Michael Symon’s Live to Cook: Recipes and Techniques to Rock Your Kitchen by Michael Symon

This isn’t the first time I’ve reviewed a cookbook here, but Michael Symon’s Live to Cook: Recipes and Techniques to Rock Your Kitchen is kind of special. I grew up in Ohio and I was a frequent guest at Lola long before I ever saw its owner on TV Food Network. That face, that laugh…and that food! As often as… Read more