Category: Reviews

Broiled Blackberries From the Bijouxs Garden

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There’s a new e-book from Bijouxs: Little Jewels from the Kitchen and it’s a tribute to the little jewels of the garden. Bijouxs Little Jewel Collection is a series of digital cookbooks from Lynn Gray sharing her favorite little recipe “jewels”. If you’re familiar with her website, Bijouxs, then you’ll recognize that whiff of casual…

Dinner: Changing The Game by Melissa Clark

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My first impression of the new cookbook Dinner: Changing The Game by Melissa Clark is that it might be an aggressive example of what marketing geniuses call “on-trend”. Caramelized Brussels Sprouts, check. Crunchy Chickpeas, check. Labneh, check. Harrisa, tamarind, and za’atar, but of course. Do you love Sichuan, Thai, and Middle-Eastern? Well, all the current…

Grover Zampa: Wine from India

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I recently attended a wine pairing luncheon at India’s Tandoori in Brentwood, CA featuring Grover Zampa wines from India. Indian wine…who knew? This story began in the 1970s when Kanwal Grover met George Vessel, Technical Director of Vineyards at Mumm in Champagne and had a thought: why not try to make fine wine from French…

The Basque Book: Mussels Escabeche

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The Basque Book by NYC’s Txikito restaurant chefs Alexandra Raij and Elder Montero (with Rebecca Flint Marx) is a breathtakingly beautiful and perfectly inspiring cookbook. The Basque country is a part of Europe that spans the Pyrenees between France and Spain. It maintains a special ambiance all its own. The Basque are proud of their…

Tasting Rome: Fried & Marinated Zucchini

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I’m going to say something shocking. It’s especially shocking because I’m going to say it while discussing a cookbook. Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors & Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City takes an in-depth look at the culture and cuisine of one of the world’s greatest cities. It’s easy to assume, therefore, that Tasting Rome is…