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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 so. …

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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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Best-Selling Author Susie Fishbein Brings International Cuisine Home with A New Cookbook that Chronicles Her Culinary Travels

Kosher by Design Brings It Home is Susie’s final installment in the Kosher by Design cookbook series. Fifteen years ago Susie Fishbein set out to bring a sense of elegance and beauty to kosher cooking.  Creating innovative recipes for holidays as well as every day meals, to unique table settings and floral arrangements, the Kosher …

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One-Bite Holiday Canapes

By Anna Dantoni – The next time you’re hosting a holiday cocktail party or attending one where you’re asked to bring an appetizer, you’ll want to be able to refer to Savory Bites, a soft-cover book that is all about easy and sophisticated hors d’oeuvres for stand-up parties, buffets, or family snacking. Most of the …

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It’s a Meatball World and You’re a Citizen

By Anna Dantoni – Almost every county in the world has a meatball tradition and it seems that today everybody is eager to try meatballs from other lands. Trained cook and baker, Adeline Myers has responded to the meatball craze with a useful cookbook called Global Meatballs. Taking upwards of 100 meatball recipes from all …

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Practical and Delicious Cook-Ahead Meals Are Just a Cookbook Away

By Anna Dantoni – Ina Garten’s new cookbook Make It Ahead, is going to make you a stress-free hostess and a culinary star in your part of the world. Conversational in tone, full of useful information and packed with delicious dishes for the oven and stovetop, this book is one of the most practical you …

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Simple Meals for The Novice or Experienced Cook

By Anna Dantoni – This time of year if you can prepare something fast and it’s a delicious crowd pleaser, you want the recipe. Here’s a whole book full. The book is Easy Gourmet by Stephanie Le, a food blogger with considerable talent. Her paperback book is not really an instruction for cooking gourmet dishes. …

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Moroccan With a Twist

By Anna Dantoni – Ruth Barnes, who is known to family and fans as the Petite Gourmande because she is both, is the author of a new cookbook called Sharing Morocco, Exotic Flavors from My Kitchen to Yours. The 57-year-old is well qualified as a cook and a culinary historian for the project she set …

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