Category: Cookbooks

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…

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…

Koreatown: A Cookbook

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From the first moment I saw Koreatown: A Cookbook it spoke to me. Not because I’m Korean or speak Korean, but because I live in Los Angeles – home to one of the largest, most vibrant Koreatowns in the United States. Our Koreatown occupies a sprawling swath of amorphous turf between Hollywood and DTLA. It’s…