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Cake Boss: Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia

Cake Boss Cookbook

The TV show Cake Boss on TLC is focused on the day to day workings for Buddy Valestro’s New Jersey Carlo’s Bakery, including everything from the family dynamics of those who run to place to the efficient production that goes into make beautiful cakes for weddings and birthdays. In Cake Boss: Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia, you get a lot more background on Buddy ... Read More »

How to Repair Food

How to Repair Food

Do you know what to do if your hard boiled eggs crack during cooking? Is there a way to fix overcooked pasta so it has more of an al dente bite to it? The answers to questions like these can be found in How to Repair Food, a little volume that “tells you what to do when any kinf of food or drink is… overcooked, ... Read More »

Crazy About Cookies

Crazy About Cookies

Although you certainly can bake cookies just for the fun of it, most of the time we bake cookies for a reason, whether that reason is a holiday party, a housewarming or a birthday. In Crazy About Cookies, Krystina Castella puts together a great collection of recipes and techniques to give you the perfect cookie for any occasion. The book starts off with on tools ... Read More »

Southern Pies

Southern Pies

The Southern US doesn’t have a monopoly on pies, but pies have always had a strong culinary tradition in the South. One might even argue that they simply like their pies more than people in other parts of the US. One look at the diverse types and flavors of pie in Southern Pies: A Gracious Plenty of Pie Recipes, From Lemon Chess to Chocolate Pecan ... Read More »

Medium Raw

Medium Raw

If you’re a fan of Anthony Bourdain, you’ve read his previous books, you’ve seen him on No Reservations, and you might even have checked out his crime novels. You might not, however, have read Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook. This book is Tony Bourdain’s newest book, a collection of essays about cooking his travels and ... Read More »

Biscotti: Recipes from the Kitchen of The American Academy in Rome

Biscotti from the American Academy in Rome

When you think of biscotti, you probably picture oblong, dry, flat-sided cookies that are commonly served with coffee or tea, with desserts or at coffee shops. In Italy, the word is used to refer to any type of cookie – twice-baked or not – and in Biscotti: Recipes from the Kitchen of The American Academy in Rome, The Rome Sustainable Food Project they use the ... Read More »

The Food Stylist’s Handbook

The Food Stylists Handbook

Every food blogger, and food blog reader, can appreciate a well-styled food photograph and there are a good number out there who love food photography as a hobby and have dreamed about the possibility of becoming a food stylist. If you fall into either category, The Food Stylist’s Handbook is a book well worth reading. The book is a completely guide to food styling and ... Read More »

Gifts Cooks Love

Gifts Cooks Love

While the title Gifts Cooks Love might sound like it is a catalog of baking gadgets and cooking tools, but it is actually a book of homemade gifts that you – as someone who loves to cook or bake – can make and give as gifts for any occasion, from housewarmings and birthdays to holiday parties. The recipes range from the simple to the gourmet, ... Read More »

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