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Ingredients for Delicious Kitchen and Dining Decor

By Anna Dantoni – Tonya Olsen is a design professional who approaches room decor as if she were a home cook preparing a meal. She assembles the ingredients, starts stirring the pot and later presents the delicious dish in an enticing fashion with garnish. Voila, good taste! Over the years she’s been so successful with …

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New Book About Apples Delights Cooks and Bakers

By Chef Judi Gallagher – I dream of apples, I really do. I am in search of great apple pie everywhere I travel. I knew from the first bite that the apple pie at Mom’s Apple Pie in Sonoma County, California, would be the best and yes – it is. And now, I have the …

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Hope for Foodies on a Tight Budget

By Anna Dantoni – With so much glorious food in the world to eat and to cook, why should foodies who juggle a skimpy budget be denied the pleasures of the table? That’s the question that young food blogger and television producer Rebecca Lando asked herself and her 20-something Los Angeles friends. The answer is …

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Pricey Paleo

By Chef Judi Gallagher – Many of you know that about two months ago I embraced the Paleo diet as a healthy lifestyle option and as a way of losing a few pounds. A useful explanation of going Paleo is in our September issue of F&M, if you want a little background. What I’ve learned …

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Stone Age Diet for Modern Times

By Marsha Fottler – Paleo is gaining enormous traction both as a fad weight-loss diet and as a lifestyle regime based on highly selective shopping and extremely restrictive eating. There are numerous Web sites and cookbooks devoted to this lifestyle which centers on a daily diet that seeks to imitate the eating habits of our …

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Lunch Everyday, Paleo Style

By Marsha Fottler – A new cookbook called Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts On The Go by Diane Rodgers, a nutritional therapist and cooking teacher, assumes that you’re committed to the gluten-free-Paleo-lifestyle that eliminates grains and sugars from one’s eating routine and restricts meats and seafood to grassfed and line-caught. Eggs should come from ducks and …

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Kosher Recipes for Everyone

By Anna Dantoni – The authors of Starters & Sides are Jewish women and good cooks. Leah Schapira is the co-founder of, an online kosher recipe exchange and she is the author of Fresh & Easy Kosher Cooking. Her good friend Victoria Dwek is the managing editor of Whisk, a kosher food magazine published …

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Summer Veggie Dishes From a Famous Family

By Anna Dantoni – Don’t be fooled into thinking that Food: Vegetarian Home Cooking by Mary McCartney, is just another book by a celebrity offspring cashing in on a famous pedigree (her parents being Paul and Linda McCartney and her younger sister, the fashion designer Stella McCartney) because this easy-to-use cookbook is the real deal …

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When Men Decide to Cook

By Steven V. Philips – Eyeing me lunching on pita chips, Chef Judi slid a book under my chin. I thought it was to catch the crumbs but no, it’s a cookbook. It’s titled No Girls Allowed. It’s subtitled A Cookbook For Men. Manly as I am, and an expert in all things, she still …

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