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Books

I love cookbooks.  For as long as I can remember, my favorite bedtime reading has been a good cookbook.  Each book takes me on a different culinary journey, teaches me new techniques, and inspires me to prepare more interesting and varied food for my family.  I believe that cooking — as an art, science, and craft — is actually a lifelong project.  The best chefs, and the best home cooks continuously explore, discover new ingredients and experiment in the kitchen.

In that spirit, I am sharing some of my personal favorites, as well as books I yearn to acquire.  If you have favorite cookbooks, I would love to hear from you and discover new horizons to explore.  Bon appétit!

Apple and Aubergine Tarte Tatin, A Recipe from Lampedusa Pie | cookglobaleatlocal.com

Apple and Aubergine Tarte Tatin, A Recipe from Lampedusa Pie

Aubergine and apple may sound like an unusual combination.  However, they make exquisitely delicious bedfellows in this aubergine and apple ...
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Strawberry Muffins, A Recipe from Southern Country Cooking from the Loveless Café | cookglobaleatlocal.com

Strawberry Muffins, A Recipe from Southern Country Cooking from the Loveless Café

There’s no better way to start the day than with scrumptious, homemade strawberry muffins, still warm from the oven.  These ...
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Bacon Jam on Braaied Rosemary Flatbreads, a Recipe from More Braai the Beloved Country by Jean Nel | cookglobaleatlocal.com

Bacon Jam on Braaied Rosemary Flatbreads, a Recipe from More Braai the Beloved Country

Photograph by Myburgh du Plessis for the book Braai the Beloved Country by Jean Nel. If you haven’t yet tasted ...
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Spicy Carrots with Harissa Yoghurt, A Recipe from Season's Bounty, Cooking with nature's abundance | cookglobaleatlocal.com

Spicy Carrots with Harissa Yoghurt, A Recipe from Season’s Bounty, Cooking with nature’s abundance

Spicy carrots with harissa yoghurt is a recipe that highlights spring’s beautiful baby carrots.  They’re a welcome treat with sundowners ...
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10 Great Cookbooks for Your Holiday Wishlist | cookglobaleatlocal.com

10 Great Cookbooks for Your Holiday Wishlist

I own hundreds of cookbooks.  However, they’re not all created equal.  These are ten of my favorites. I believe every ...
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Review: 'Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen' A Cookbook & Family Memoir | cookglobaleatlocal.com

Review: ‘Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen’ A Cookbook & Family Memoir

The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen is as much family memoir as cookbook.  This charming book is filled with family stories ...
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Review: ‘A Girl and Her Greens’ An Ode to Veggies | cookglobaleatlocal.com

Review: ‘A Girl and Her Greens’ An Ode to Veggies

This marvelous cookbook is jam backed with tasty recipes that are sure to help you get more veggies onto your ...
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Review: '1,000 Indian Recipes' A Cookbook for All Seasons | cookglobaleatlocal.com

Review: ‘1,000 Indian Recipes’ A Cookbook for All Seasons

Favorite cookbooks are like old friends.  With time, their pages become tattered and torn, splattered with oil and culinary experiments ...
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Cookbooks on My Wish List