Category Archives: Magazines & Cookbooks

Cake Ladies

Cake Ladies

In every small Southern Town there is a cake lady, a woman (or three) who is known for the delicious cakes that she bakes for local events, as gifts and for other people in the community. It is a tradition that has been going on for decades and has evolved over the years, going from an era where everyone baked and everyone had their specialty ... Read More »

Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day

Artizan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day

I am always on the lookout for a great new pizza place, but nothing beats making a pizza at home where you have completely control of the crust and the toppings, making your pizza as thick or thin as you like and piling on all your favorite toppings. That said, making a pizza at home takes a little practice because you need a good crust ... Read More »

Cook’s Illustrated picks The Best Butter

European-style butters

Butter is a staple in the the kitchens of every baker and is a crucial building block for all kinds of recipes, from simple chocolate chip cookies to flaky croissants. Most baking is done with plain, simple unsalted butter. This type of butter is labeled “sweet cream” butter and is available in every supermarket in the US. Over the past few years, European style cultured ... Read More »

CakeSpy Presents Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life

CakeSpy Presents Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life

It is more difficult to summarize CakeSpy Presents Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life, the new cookbook from Jessie Oleson, the blogger and artist behind Cakespy. This is because the book has a tremendous amount of personality – much like Jessie herself (who I’ve had the pleasure of meeting on several occasions) – and isn’t just about recipes. The book is about Jessie’s love of ... Read More »

The Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook giveaway!

The Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook

I’ve been enjoying my copy of The Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook, the newest cookbook from Chris Kimball and the rest of the team at America’s Test Kitchen. The huge book has more than 2000 recipes and was put out to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Cook’s Illustrated magazine. To read a full review of the book, check out this post. To do ... Read More »

The Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook

The Cook's Illustrated Cookbook

Cook’s Illustrated probably has the most devoted following of any food magazine – and for good reason. Their no-nonsense magazines each contain recipes that were exhaustively tested to ensure they represent the best result possible, as well as product and equipment reviews that you can trust. The first Cook’s Illustrated magazine hit the stands in 1992, which means that the magazine is about to celebrate ... Read More »

The Cookiepedia

The Cookiepedia

The Cookiepedia is a cookbook that is dedicated to cookies of all kinds, from homey Everything But The Kitchen Sink Cookies to fancy French Macarons. You might think from the name that this book is an encyclopedic tome, huge and heavy with almost too many cookie recipes to try – but you’d be wrong. The book is actually a friendly spiral-bound volume that gives you ... Read More »

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