Day: June 16, 2016

Literature Reviews

Rex Stout, et al.: The Nero Wolfe Cookbook

Invitation to the Brownstone “I beg you not to entrust these dishes to your cook unless he is an artist. Cook them yourself, and only for an occasion that is worthy of them. They are items for an epicure, but are neither finicky nor pretentious; you and your guests will find them as satisfying to […]

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Duncan MacDonald / Robb Sagendorph: Old-Time New England Cookbook

New England Cooking at Its Best How do you combine traveling and cooking if both are your hobbies? Very simple – after you’ve savored the local cuisine of the place you have visited in restaurants, you take home a cookbook to try and prepare some of those dishes at home. I bought the “Old-Time New […]

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Lorenz Books: Around the World Cookbook

Around the World in 350+ Recipes “Holidays in far flung places have increased our awareness of different foods, and restaurants on every street corner now offer dishes that no so long ago would have been unfamiliar,” the editors of this volume say in their introduction. And indeed: This is nothing less than a lavishly illustrated […]

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Moosewood Collective: Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home – Fast and Easy Recipes for Any Day

 Fast and Furiously Delicious Recipes I’m a Cornell grad, and one thing I remember with particular pleasure about my time in Ithaca, NY are those occasional forays down the Hill for lunch or (more likely) dinner at Moosewood, for years one of the local standout restaurants. Although not a vegetarian, I try not to eat […]

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Sarah R. Labensky / Alan M. Hause: On Cooking

Culinary Arts “Cookery is become an art, a noble science; cooks are gentlemen.” – Robert Burton, British author (1621). One of the many neat features of studying at Cornell University is that, even if you’re not enrolled in its famous School of Hotel Administration, you can attend one of the cooking and wine tasting classes […]

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Hans W. Silvester: Asleep in the Sun

Siesta and Tenderness “For those who would learn to siesta well, I advise taking a cat as a teacher,” German photographer Hans W. Silvester writes in this book’s preface. And anybody who has ever owned a cat knows that he has a point: Cats sleep up to 17 hours a day, preserving their energy for […]

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