Category Archives: Cookbook Reviews

Occasional Cookbook Reviews – Pinot, Pasta, and Parties by Dee Dee and Paul Sorvino

One of the hooks for selling books by well-known people is that the authors themselves give brand recognition.  Especially for celebrity cookbooks.  I’m sure the publishers’ fondest hope is that the personality traits that fans think the celebrities have will … Continue reading

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Occasional Cookbook Reviews: The Leafy Greens Cookbook

A few years ago, Cy and I bought a farm share and got a bunch of different greens each week.  We’d spend a couple of hours on Tuesday nights getting everything washed, spun dry, and put away.  And then there … Continue reading

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Occasional Cookbook Reviews: Recipe Rehab

Recipe Rehab is a food makeover TV show airing weekends on ABC.  Each week, a family asks for help lightening up a favorite recipe, and two Recipe Rehab chefs give it a go.  The family makes both recipes and picks … Continue reading

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Occasional Cookbook Review — Muffin Tin Chef

In our lifetimes, the muffin tin has seen fads come and go.  There was the bran muffin craze of the 1970s, the designer muffins of the 1980s, and the sadly-still-with-us cupcake boom, which began in the 1990s.  In between, muffin … Continue reading

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Occasional Cookbook Reviews — Ruby’s Juke Joint Americana Cookbook

Check out my latest cookbook review for Capital Cooking.  Ruby Dee Phillipa, author of Ruby’s Juke Joint Americana Cookbook, may be the most interesting person to write a book like this that I’ve ever seen.  Not all the recipes live up … Continue reading

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Occasional Cookbook Reviews — Michael Chiarello’s Casual Cooking

There are a lot of advantages to eating in on Valentine’s Day.  The first is that it’s often fun and romantic to cook together.  And at least in DC, most restaurants won’t allow you to bring in that fabulous special-occasion … Continue reading

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Occasional Cookbook Review — The Well-Seasoned Kitchen

Lauren DeSantis, host and producer of Capital Cooking, asked Tom to review cookbooks and books about food for her site.  Here’s the first one.  The book, A Well-Seasoned Kitchen, by mother and daughter Sally Clayton and Lee Clayton Roper is … Continue reading

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