Inspiring Cookbooks

Was Julia Child an Intuitive Cook – or an Experienced One?

Was Julia Child an Intuitive Cook – or an Experienced One? 1920 1280 Alison Ashton

The HBO Max series “Julia” contrasts Julia Child’s precision with collaborator Simca Beck’s more freewheeling culinary style.

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Stanley Tucci Should Have Asked Me About That Sausage

Stanley Tucci Should Have Asked Me About That Sausage 800 534 Alison Ashton

In his new memoir, Stanley Tucci recalls his encounter with an iconic French sausage that’s shocked generations of American tourists.

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What Makes a Perfect Recipe?

What Makes a Perfect Recipe? 2000 1334 Alison Ashton

Find out why a 5-ingredient recipe from Danny Trejo’s cookbook is an example of a perfect recipe.

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It’s Cookbook Season! My Fall 2018 Faves

It’s Cookbook Season! My Fall 2018 Faves 2000 1334 Alison Ashton

Autumn is cookbook season, when publishers release their premier titles ahead of the holiday gift-giving season. Here are my top six picks.

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Give Me Your Tired Lettuce … for a Winning Condiment

Give Me Your Tired Lettuce … for a Winning Condiment 467 700 Alison Ashton

Don’t toss that wilted lettuce! Use it to make a stellar condiment. You know something’s up when you return home from a few days out of town happy to see a…

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Vegan Baking Grows Up

Vegan Baking Grows Up 700 446 Alison Ashton

I’m not vegan, but I’ve been on a bit of vegan kick lately. There are plenty of health, animal welfare and environmental reasons to adopt a plant-based diet. But my…

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3 cookbooks, 3 ways to cook

3 cookbooks, 3 ways to cook 1614 1080 Alison Ashton

Between the holidays that just passed and everyone’s renewed enthusiasm to cook and eat right in the new year, people probably do more cooking now than any other time of…

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