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Best Books 2011

This year I’ve been a relative bookworm reading through a number of cookbooks. Not necessarily cooking through them but at least mentally eating the authors’ words and understand their perspective and what makes them different than previously published books. Here’s my top 9 books of 2011. There are other books I’ve read through that I thought were good and are honorable mentions as seen on my slideshow at the end of this post. Anita Lo Cooking Without Borders Cooking Without Borders by Anita Lo of annisa (publisher Stewart, Tabori & Chang) is a thoughtful, introspective book from Chef Lo, and..

The Butch Bakery Cookbook

The Butch Bakery Cookbook by David Arrick with Janice Kollar Cupcakes (or any dessert or confection) appeal mostly to females. Think about it. Cupcakes, macarons, chocolate bonbons and so forth are cute, dainty, pretty, and usually come in bright colors that does not normally appeal to an average man. So, the proprietor of Butch Bakery, David Arrick started a New York City based mail-order bakery (and co-wrote this book) creating cupcakes with a slight masculine twist. How so? Though I have not personally tasted his cupcakes but flipping through his book (and adapting one of his recipes), it’s more about..

Two Meals Cooked at Home on Father’s Day

This past Sunday was Father’s Day. Since my schedule was open that weekend from events and whatnot, I thought of preparing, cooking, grilling, and/or baking that entire time off just because, it is Father’s Day and I do love my dad. Anyway, since that weekend was gorgeous I thought of eating outside in my backyard. See the photo above. Brunch (more…)

Two Meals Cooked at Home on Father's Day

This past Sunday was Father’s Day. Since my schedule was open that weekend from events and whatnot, I thought of preparing, cooking, grilling, and/or baking that entire time off just because, it is Father’s Day and I do love my dad. Anyway, since that weekend was gorgeous I thought of eating outside in my backyard. See the photo above. Brunch (more…)

Ice Cream Madness: Book Review “The Perfect Scoop”

Please note, this is sort of  a book review done all in one post. If this doesn’t interest you, feel free to peruse around my blog for restaurant reviews or other recipes. For the past week or so, I went into a strange tunnel vision-like obsession for all things sweet and frozen. I’m talking about ice cream (along with granita and sherbet). Thanks to Helen to contribute my madness by lending me her ice cream machine, I got myself David Lebovitz‘s book, Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments, gathered a bunch of ingredients from my local market..