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New Cookbook for Gluten-Free Success

By Chelsea Ferguson – “The Warm Kitchen,” is an essential manual for gluten-free cooking. A must-read for the home chef, it is written and inspired by the experiences of Amy Fothergill. The content of the book evolved when Amy’s infant daughter developed severe food sensitivities which gave Fothergill’s explorations into alternative food preparation a sense …

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Is It Worth It? Juicing Your Own or Hitting the Juice Bar

Fresh pressed juice is tasty and nutrient packed. Juice bars seem to be popping up on every corner, not to mention the in-store mini juice bars found in health-food oriented grocery stores. Recently I decided to buy juice while doing my weekly grocery shopping. I was tired, had skipped lunch and needed a shot of …

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Two New Cookbooks: One will Reduce Your Waistline with a Gourmet Twist and the other will Expand Your Culinary and Cultural Horizons

Cookbooks come in many varieties…celebrity-inspired tomes filled with glossy photos of beautiful people and the food they prepared, usually heavier on stories than culinary tips; diet-based books that all seem to promise increased vitality and decreased waistlines; and of course the myriad of choices that cater to individual food preferences and/or allergies: Gluten-free, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, …

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2018 Wedding Cake Trends

By Julie Deffense – Life is too short to say no to cake. So what do I see as the biggest trends in wedding cakes for 2018? For me, trends in wedding cake are just that, trends. Yes, every year brings new trends, such as different color palettes and textures, or a choice between a …

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MyRedBag – Dinner Solved. Shopping Easy.

By Jon Broderick – I grew up in an Italian family that believed the experience surrounding food should be much more than the final act of eating. Deciding what to cook, everyone contributing ingredients, and the cooking itself were social experiences that brought my family and friends closer, and made the meal itself that much more …

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Soup to The Rescue

By Marsha Fottler – Cold days, frosty nights and you’ve got too much to do during this Holiday season. Preparing a delicious evening meal that will warm hearts and tummies seems like a nice but distant dream. It’s positively soup time. You can make it the night before while you’re wrapping gifts or doing laundry. …

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Five Secretly Amazing Beer Cities Around the World

Break away from the typical beer-tasting vacations and explore a world of new flavors When most people plan a “beer-cation,” certain cities and countries immediately come to mind: Munich, Germany; Brussels, Belgium and Dublin, Ireland, for example. Millions of Americans flock to these cities every year for their great beer and beer culture. And rightly …

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Review: The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen: A Fresh Take on Tradition by Amelia

By Abby Weingarten Think you’ve already absorbed everything there is to know about Jewish cooking? Well, even my Bubbe could learn something from this book. Amelia Saltsman’s fresh take on traditional, authentic and old-fashioned recipes brings Jewish cuisine into the modern age. As our culture moves into a locavore mindset, this book is the perfect …

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Review: Lost Recipes of Prohibition: Notes from a Bootlegger’s Manual by Matthew Rowley

By Abby Weingarten Conjuring up images of speakeasy sneak-arounds and bathtub gin, Matthew Rowley’s Lost Recipes of Prohibition is as much a cookbook as it is an indulgent secret diary. Learn how to whip up bitters, triple secs and cocktails with the ease of a backroom bartender, and feel like you’re getting away with something …

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