Category Archives: Magazines & Cookbooks

Sydney Food

Sydney Food

Sydney Food isn’t a new cookbook, but it is one that has a special place in on my cookbook shelf and I decided to bring it up because I recently recovered my long-misplaced copy from the back of not often used bookcase. The cookbook is by Australian chef Bill Granger, who is known for creating dishes that are seasonal, simple and full of flavor. I ... Read More »

Caramel

Caramel

The first thing that pops into my mind when I think of caramel is smooth, chewy, sticky amber-colored syrup that is rich with the flavor of butter and brown sugar. Caramel can take so many more forms, from those sticky syrups to crunchy candies, and author Trish Deseine explores many of them in a cookbook dedicated to the dessert, Caramel. Sugar has a reputation of ... Read More »

Pie in the Sky: Successful Baking at High Altitudes

Pie in the Sky

Baking at high altitudes can be a real challenge – especially since most cookbooks are written for those of us baking at, or near, sea level. It’s hard to get reliable recipes and good tips that will guarantee good results when you live 5,000-ft. or more above the ocean. I’m a sea-level baker and, while I would love to take a several month long sabbatical ... Read More »

Brownie Points

Brownie Points

Dark, rich and chocolaty brownies are definitely the epitome of the genre, so they were definitely a good choice for the cover shot of Brownie Points: Over 100 Outrageously Delicious and Easy Variations on North America’s Favorite Dessert. When the cover is mouth watering, it’s often a good sign of things to come – especially when those treats on the cover are four different types ... Read More »

Favorite Foodie Kids Books

Favorite Foodie Kids Books

Long before my cookbook collection grew to the size it is today, my room was still full of books – kids books, since we’re jumping back in time. Most of these books have long been moved to boxes, packed up and in storage out of the way, but the other day I was going through them and noticed something about some of my favorites: many ... Read More »

Grill It!

Summer is grilling season, no question about it. Grill It! is a cookbook dedicated to this art of cooking over live fire. If that sounds a bit primitive, it’s because it is basically the oldest cooking method out there. Fortunately,techniques and recipes have been refined thoroughly over the past few thousand years to being us where we are today. The first thing that Grill It! ... Read More »

Leslie Mackie’s Macrina Bakery and Cafe Cookbook

If you live in the Seattle area, this book probably needs no introduction. If you don’t, however, the name of the popular Macrina Bakery probably doesn’t ring a bell – yet. The bakery is known well for its top-quality baked goods and breads, the kind that make even chefs go out of their way to stop in when they’re in the area. The bakery emphasizes ... Read More »

A Passion for Ice Cream

A Passion for Ice Cream

Hot summer weather and cold desserts – what could be a better combination? There isn’t a simple answer to that question because it depends on personal preference (apple pie a la mode is awfully good competition!) and whether or not you have a copy of A Passion for Ice Cream, which is packed with recipes for chilly desserts. The cookbook is all about ice cream ... Read More »

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