New Cookbooks

Our favorite time of year!  More cookbooks come out at this time of this year than any other, as publishers launch their new releases in time for the holiday season.  So to help you start your wish list, here's our selection of the best of what's new in the next couple of months. Make sure your loved ones are well… read more

New Blogs Indexed

We have added seven great new blogs this month - add the entire blog or individual recipes to your Bookshelf.    A blog completely devoted to chocolate - what a great theme for a blog to help satisfy the cravings of us chocoholics. Choclette from Chocolate Log Blog thought so and all 269 recipes on her blog use some form of chocolate. Her… read more

Harvard’s food lectures are both tasty and good for you

Every year, Harvard brings together top chefs, professors, and researchers and explores the world of food. The inspiration came from a course "Science and Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to the Science of Soft Matter." The lectures have  proven to be immensely popular and, as such, Harvard is live-streaming the courses as well as archiving them on You Tube and iTunes.… read more

Quick food tips plus Affogato

Gourmet Live has compiled ten top food tips from Twitter. Surprisingly, Twitter is a good place to find food tips. As Gourmet points out, "at 140 characters, the information has to be straight to the point and concise." And this list even includes one of the shortest recipes known - Affogato. Here are our five favorites, check out the complete… read more

An apple variety flow chart resolves apple confusion

It's apple season, at least here in the northern hemisphere, and we continue to be amazed by how many apple varieties show up in the stores. And confusion reigns - which should you choose for eating, baking, making apple sauce, carving, making cider etc. etc. Slate has come to our rescue with this incredibly helpful chart developed by Andrew Mikolajski - just… read more

The best containers for storing food in the freezer

The easiest way to store food in the freezer is often to grab a freezer storage bag. But those bags have two drawbacks - they're expensive and it's easy to reach for one and discover an empty box. The Kitchn has some alternatives that are either reusable and/or less expensive. However, if you do want to use a freezer bag,… read more

A Mideast revolution in cookbooks

 I've said it before and I'll say it again--the most exciting subject area in cookbook publishing these days is the Middle East (followed perhaps by Southeast Asia).  It seems like every week brings a gorgeous new book full of chickpeas and sesame and pomegranates and dates.  Right now it seems to be all about the Fertile Crescent.  Yotam Ottolenghi wowed… read more

Is this the ultimate comfort dish?

All of us have food passions that, just maybe, we don't confess to - or, in fact, actually hide. One of our shameful secrets is tuna casserole. It's just so comforting - a dish that just wraps itself around you and gives you a hug. It's not hard to understand why. Egg noodles are a comfort by themselves and reaching… read more

Cleaning broken glass out of a dishwasher

Ever had a glass break in a dishwasher? Thanks to Real Simple  (via the Kitchn), here's an easy way to solve the problem - use a potato. "Start by grabbing a flashlight and turning off the lights in your kitchen. Shine the flashlight in the bottom of the dishwasher. Any pieces of glass will catch the light so you can… read more
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