December 28, 2014 For his new cookbook, the chef compiled soul-soothing, stomach-satisfying recipes from around the world. And this time, Oliver tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer, he worried less about calorie counts.
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November 28, 2014 Dorie Greenspan struggled to recreate a friend's sweet dessert, but he just wouldn't divulge his secret. "It's nothing," he said. "It's so simple." Turns out, it is simple — once you have the recipe.
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The pillars of Caribbean cuisine, framing the front of a streetside stall.
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June 10, 2014 Drawing on a history both savory and sweet, two sisters are reintroducing Caribbean cooking to the world beyond the islands. And they'd like to make one thing clear: It's not just about jerk spice.
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Region by region, Amazon food editors found the favorite cookbooks from across America.
April 29, 2014 Amazon Books has curated an interactive map that shows who's invigorating regional cooking. And there are some surprises: Texas is moving beyond barbecue, while charcuterie is cool in California.
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president, used to cook alongside his wife.
February 17, 2014 Abraham Lincoln is known as one of America's greatest presidents. Turns out, he was also a cook who used to join his wife in the kitchen after work. In her new culinary biography of Lincoln, a food historian walks us through his life with stories — and recipes — of what he ate, cooked and served.
The deconstructed, hexagonal salad nicoise: perfect for all your gourmand geek friends.
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December 19, 2013 Deconstructed salads and nachos go in hexagonal bowls that mimic the layout of the German board game with a cult following. Cookbook author Chris-Rachel Oseland says that the recipes are perfect for die-hard players with dietary restrictions.
May 17, 2013 Designer Katie Shelly's upcoming cookbook offers 50 illustrated recipe "blueprints" for basic meals — from simple snacks to more hefty dishes like eggplant Parmesan. She hopes they'll inspire any level of cook to improvise in the kitchen.
"Tea-Time at the Masters" is a popular Junior League of Augusta cookbook first published in 1977. It's now in its 17th reprint.
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April 14, 2013 Oh, there's golf at Augusta? We thought it was all about the food. Tea-Time at the Masters is just one example of an enduring form of community-created cookbooks put out by Junior Leagues since the 1920s. These ladies were way ahead of their time.
Presilla's Ecuadorian Spicy Onion and Tamarillo Salsa, made right in David Greene's kitchen.
January 14, 2013 For her new book, Gran Cocina Latina, chef Maricel Presilla visited homes and restaurants across Latin America to document their food. But one dish familiar to Americans, the sauce often served with Cuban-style yuca fries, has a surprising origin — Presilla herself.
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July 20, 2012 Community and charity cookbooks provided social networks for thousands of women in 19th century America. These cookbooks were compiled and sold to raise funds for churches, community organizations, and even political causes. Now these cookbooks are important portals into American history.
Historian and cookbook author Eleni Nikolaidou with her book Starvation Recipes. Recession-hit Greeks are fascinated with the book's World War II-era survival tips and recipes.
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December 13, 2011 The author of a new Greek cookbook that features recipes from the meager days of World War II says the book resonates with Greeks today who want to make more with less.
October 13, 2011 I was at a complete loss. American mothers and their children could apparently turn out edible artworks by the dozen and here I was, failing at the first attempt to help my daughter feel at home in our new country.
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