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The Kitchen Counter Cooking School

The Kitchen Counter Cooking School, by Kathleen Flinn. Everybody should get cooking lessons like these. Flinn took nine Seattle-area women of different ages and backgrounds, all with different levels of cooking skill. Over the next several weeks, she got them over their fear of real food — and of knives — and had them able … Continue reading »

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Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise

Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise, by Ruth Reichl. Ruth Reichl was the New York Times restaurant critic for the New York Times from 1993 to 1999. To keep from getting preferential treatment from the restaurants she reviewed, she wore elaborate disguises and created personas to match. The experience was … Continue reading »

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What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets

What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets, by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio. At first glance, this book has a simple premise: to illustrate what people eat on a typical day. But it gets more complicated than that. You know those kids books about “how children live around the world?” It’s like that, … Continue reading »

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