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Illustrated Wok

Green Beans and ‘The Illustrated Wok’

When is it just as much fun to “read” a cookbook as it is to cook the recipes? When your cookbook is “The Illustrated Wok,” which doubles as both a cookbook and a work of art. “The Illustrated Wok” is a Chinese cookbook, but calling it that alone seems an understatement. The book was put […]

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Hatch Chile Agar Agar Noodle Bowl Recipe

So, we have a new Hatch chile recipe for you, which is a Hatch chile agar agar noodle bowl with salmon and teriyaki. [Record scratch] Hold it! Hatch chile what-what?!?! OK, this is going to take a little bit of explanation. Bear with us while we walk through the story: First, Hatch chiles are super-special […]

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Fresh Fig and Pistachio Cookies Recipe

It’s fig season here in California, which means you *definitely* need a recipe for fig-pistachio cookies. Sure, we know, all of your friends are eating their fresh figs with melon and prosciutto – and that’s great! – but you want cookies, don’t you? Yes, you do. We couldn’t resist these beautiful California-grown figs at our […]

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Chocolate Zucchini Bread and Summer Zucchini Excess

Zucchini is one of those garden crops that, if it’s going to succeed, will probably succeed beyond your wildest dreams. In fact, if you know anyone else with a garden, you’re probably getting an offer of free zucchini right around now. Now if you have a bumper crop of zucchini, you’re probably thinking about sauteeing […]

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Camping With the Camp & Cabin Cookbook

If you could go camping with anyone, who would it be? In our case, Laura Bashar of Family Spice would be at the top of the list. Not just because she’s great – she’s the best! – but because she’s the most amazing and creative outdoor cook we know. That’s why her new book, The […]

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Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Looking for a vegan and gluten free chocolate cake that everyone can love? Look no further than this Moist Chocolate CakeĀ  from Jill Nussinow’s new cookbook Vegan Under Pressure. (Wait – pressure?!?! That’s right – it’s made in a pressure cooker!) We know that’s a lot of information to process in just a few sentences. […]

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