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Book Review: 70 Caribbean Recipes

70 Caribbean Recipes: Taste Sensations From The Tropics, by Rosamund Grant Is there a large enough market for food from the Caribbean as a whole, and can islands as diverse as Cuba, Jamaica, and St. Martin/San Maarten be considered as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jerk From Jamaica

Jerk From Jamaica:  Barbecue Caribbean Style, by Helen Willinsky When one is reading a cookbook in hopes of gathering at least some familiarity for a nation’s cuisine that one hopes to taste a fair bit more of, one’s expectations are … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bad Catholic’s Guide To Good Living

The Bad Catholic’s Guide To Good Living:  A Loving Look At The Lighter Side Of The Catholic Faith, With Recipes For Feasts And Fun, by John Zmirak & Denise Matychowiak Like the other books in this series [1], this is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bad Catholic’s Guide To Wine, Whiskey, And Song

The Bad Catholic’s Guide To Wine, Whiskey, And Song, by John Zmirak and Denise Matychowiak How does someone who is a moderationist but by no means a knowledeable person when it comes to drinking read and appreciate a book like … Continue reading

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Obscure Hungers

Yesterday, one of the deacons of our congregation gave a sermon that I got to witness in person as we were filming at the home of another deacon’s family.  One of the aspects that was discussed in the message was … Continue reading

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Book Review: The One-Block Feast

The-One Block Feast:  An Adventure In Food From Yard To Table, by Margo True This book was a somewhat alienating read.  There is certainly a market for a book like this, but I’m not it.  That isn’t to say that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Miracle Of Olive Oil

The Miracle Of Olive Oil:  Practical Tips For Health, Home & Beauty, by Dr. Penny Stanway I enjoy olive oil as much as (or more than) most people, but this book really went above and beyond when it came to … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Practical Treatise On Olive Culture

A Practical Treatise On Olive Culture, Oil Making, And Olive Picking, by Adolphe Flamant It is a good thing to remember that when one is looking for wisdom and insight about various matters that it is fortunate we still have … Continue reading

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Book Review: The New Zucchini Cookbook And Other Squash

The New Zucchini Cookbook And Other Squash, by Nancy C. Ralson & Marynor Jordan The most disappointing aspect of this book is the fact that it does not have nearly enough dishes on zucchini.  The appeal of zucchini cookbooks, which … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Zucchini Lovers Cookbook

The Zucchini Lovers Cookbook, by Addie Gonshowrowski It is not surprising that a writer from Oregon in the 1970’s felt it necessary and useful to self-publish a cookbook that put airquotes around “Zucchini Lovers Cookbook,” as if he was writing … Continue reading

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