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Renee Erickson has earned local and national accolades for her Seattle restaurants over the last couple of years and this fall penned her first cookbook which we promptly chose as a Best Cookbook of October and recently a Best Cookbook... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Omnivoracious
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'Tis the season for holiday parties and who better than Camille Styles to offer some smart ideas for keeping it festive. Styles has a very popular lifestyle blog and the author of a new book, Camille Styles Entertaining: Inspired Gatherings... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Now that we've shared the favorite holiday cookie from 10 different popular cookbook authors and 2 amazing bakeries, the only question is what to make first? All are mouth-watering and alone or collectively will be a hit this holiday season.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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For the last of our 12 Days of Cookie Recipes we've chosen the much lauded macaron from Ladurée Macarons . Here's why this is the book for such a recipe: in the middle of the twentieth century, Pierre Desfontaines, cousin... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Gina Homolka singlehandedly changed how I feel about low-calorie food with The Skinnytaste Cookbook. Now Homolka is really blowing my mind with her cookie recipe below (also from the cookbook), that contains avocado instead of butter. Shut the front door!... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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I love Ina Garten's cookies--one of my favorites is her ginger molasses cookie that uses chunks of candied ginger. Of all the cookies in her repertoire I was really curious to see which one she would pick as her holiday... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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I recently had the chance to attend a cooking demo by Dorie Greenspan as part of her book tour for Baking Chez Moi, and I was struck by how much knowledge and good humor is packed into one tiny woman.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Joy Wilson, a.k.a. Joy the Baker, is a woman who knows how to make life a little sweeter with the help of butter, sugar, chocolate, marshmallow, caramel or...well, you get the picture. So what cookie does someone who bakes every... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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I imagine that these days nearly all of us know someone who is gluten-free, dairy-free, or both, and coming up with a holiday cookie for them might seem challenging. Not so for Danielle Walker, a self taught cook who has... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Whenever I watch Giada De Laurentiis on her Food Network show, Giada at Home, I want to make everything I've seen in the past 30 minutes. She has a way of making great food look easy and when she tells... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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The America's Test Kitchen goes to all the trouble to search out--and of course, test--the best kitchen equipment and recipes so that the rest of us don't have to. We wanted to know what their holiday cookie of choice would... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman we've come to know and love on television and in print, hosts our Day 4 cookie from her latest book: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays. I believe it when she says these... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Our Day 3 cookie recipe comes from Johnny Iuzzini, an award-winning pastry chef who has worked with top restauranteurs around the country, and served as head judge on the Top Chef spinoff, Top Chef Just Desserts. Iuzzini published his second... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Day 2 of our 12 Days of Cookie Recipes is from a maven of baking, Rose Levy Beranbaum, a woman who wrote the book on Christmas cookies--literally. At the end of October, Beranbaum released her latest cookbook, The Baking Bible... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Now that Thanksgiving is over, holiday baking will soon be upon us. I love the tradition of making cookies, the more the merrier, and sharing them with friends. With this baking bonanza in mind, we decided to gather 12 days... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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It's hard to believe, but the Moosewood Cookbook turns 40 this year with a beautiful commemorative edition that includes a new introduction by author Mollie Katzen. According to the New York Times, Moosewood Cookbook is one of the top ten... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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This year there seemed to be as many great children's books in the first half of the year as the second, great news for all of us book lovers who didn't have to wait until the big fall books to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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2014 has been a really big year for cookbooks so deciding which one would be in the top spot for Best of the Year was tough. In the end, though, The Slanted Door: Modern Vietnamese Food really has it all.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Back in January I thought 2013 was going to be tough to beat in terms of great YA but here it is, mid-November, and I just got over the trama of having to narrow down my favorites to a list... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Award-winning author/illustrators Chris Raschka and Vladimir Radunsky recently teamed up to create an unusual pairing of rare vintage photos and verse in the highly original alphabet book. Alphabetabum. The antique photos of children accompanying each letter are a mirror into... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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The Pollan family is expanding a presence in our kitchens that began with Michael Pollan’s ground-breaking book, The Omnivore's Dilmena. Now it's the Pollan ladies, matriarch Corky and three sisters Lori, Dana, and Tracy, in the spotlight with The Pollan... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Thug Kitchen is a gust of profanity-soaked fresh air in the cookbook universe of late. The subtitle, "Eat Like You Give a F*ck" is your warning light--if swearing bothers you, don't even open the cover. For those who couldn't care... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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I love Halloween for many reasons (the candy, the costumes, the candy...) but particularly for how much fun it is for little ones. Besides putting up spider webs and skeletons, or carving this year's pumpkins, Halloween is a great time... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Jim Gaffigan has been making us laugh for years, both as a top performing stand-up comedian and the author of last year's best-seller, Dad Is Fat. On stage, Gaffigan freely shares his thoughts, obsessions, and observations of food and food... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Omnivoracious
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Back in June I read a book called Belzhar that I'd been hearing about. Author Meg Wolitzer's The Interestings was one of our Best Books of 2013 and prior to that I'd loved her novel for middle graders, The Fingertips... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Omnivoracious