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Small-Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers: Recipes for Cookies, Cakes, Pie, Tarts, Muffins and Scones. Debby Maugans. Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press. $21.99. (340p) ISBN: 978-0-312-61224-5
The best things come in small packages. In the case of “Small-Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers,” the best chocolate things come in small packages. Author Debby Maugans perfected the art of [...]
Jill is American but lives in London with her British husband, Malcolm. We met in 2003 at a dinner held by our Italian friend, Patrizia in an Umbrian hill town. We became fast friends, and are still very close despite the distance that separates us. Both Jill and Malcolm enjoy good food, and eating well. [...]
Julia Child wasn’t the only person to introduce America to French food. Often when something is suddenly in vogue, it’s a combination of events that contributes to the cultural sea change.
René Verdon, June 29, 1924 – February 2, 2011
Chef René Verdon died two weeks ago at age 86. I knew who he was. I knew [...]
2.2 miles, about 6 minutes from my home in Atwater Village.
Gelato Bar(s) — there are actually two of them — come with a bit of a pedigree. They’re owned by Chef Nancy Silverton’s sister, Gail, and Gail’s husband, Joel Gutman. The first one has been open in Studio City for a number of [...]
Bon Appétit Desserts: The Cookbook for All Things Sweet and Wonderful. Barbara Fairchild. Andrews McMeel Publishing. $40.00. (680p) ISBN: 978-0-7407-9352-3
I like books a lot. All types of books. I really, really like reference books. The comfort of all those facts, and answers so close at hand. But I love, love, love cookbooks. I’m a cookbook [...]