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David Lebovitz’s “Lean Chocolate Sauce”

I love my Perfect Scoop cookbook!  Not only is every single page drool-worthy, but all of the recipes I’ve tried in it so far have turned out perfectly! Tonight, after a nice lighter supper of spaghetti with homemade slow-cooker bolognese … Continue reading

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Medium Raw – Anthony Bourdain

If you haven’t read Anthony Bourdain, stop reading this blog now, and go get yourself a copy of Kitchen Confidential – post haste! It’s been a long time since “Tony” (may I dare to call him that?) put out a … Continue reading

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The Loofah Diaries – part 1

I realize that we have moved away from the original theme of this blog what with all the restaurant reviews and food-obsession – and having just finished this excellent book about doing things yourself, I felt a need to get … Continue reading

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Reading & Remembering

Reading the excellent (so far) Sushi Economy: It’s beginning chapters reminded me of our trip to the Tsukiji fish market when we went to Japan in 2004.  It was amazing.  I only had a little digital camera back then (that … Continue reading

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Fried

When I think “Fried” I think “delicious”, “golden”, “crispy”, “guilty pleasure”, “hot”… not “boring”, “poorly structured”, and “schizophrenic”.  Sadly, this is what Steve Lerach’s book was like. This book which aspires to provide a 200-year history of restaurants, and the … Continue reading

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Service Included

Perhaps it wasn’t a coincidence that I finished this book just hours before one of the most mind-boggling, down right awful service I’ve ever experienced at a restaurant… I picked up this book after having heard an interview with the … Continue reading

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Save the Deli

I’ve been reading Save the Deli by David Sax since before the Olympics, and I just finished this ode to the piled-high sandwich.  Incredibly well-researched, Sax has the enviable quest to document delis across North America and in a few places … Continue reading

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