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"Rum Drinks", Jessica B. Harris

Pros: Great food; long list of rum drinks Cons: Drinks didn’t entirely wow me Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book (published 2009) provided courtesy of Chronicle Books.   Jessica Harris’s Rum Drinks: 50 Caribbean Cocktails, From Cuba Libre to

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Summer Cream de Menthe (no that isn’t a misspelling)

I had five leftover egg yolks from another recipe, and had no idea what to do with them, but no desire to waste them. I used the marvelous ingredient-based search engine on recipe site AllRecipes.com to look for likely candidates.

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"Coffee," Betty Rosbottom

Pros: Great balance between technique & recipes; wonderful recipes; gorgeous photos Cons: None Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Chronicle Books.   I adore coffee and, in particular, coffee-flavored treats. It’s something of an obsession of mine,

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"Hot Drinks," Mary Lou and Robert J. Heiss

Pros: Delicious; adventurous; beautiful photos Cons: Helps to have a well-stocked bar! Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Ten Speed Press.   You don’t need to have a well-stocked bar in order to enjoy Hot Drinks, by

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"The Coffee Book," by Campbell and Smith

“The Coffee Book” will average out to a 4 in the overall rating, but keep in mind the individual components. What you want out of this book makes a huge difference in whether or not it’s useful to you.

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"Hot Chocolate" by Michael Turback

Some of these recipes call for one cup of dairy to 4 oz of bittersweet chocolate for one serving of hot chocolate, and even a couple of sips was almost enough to lay me out flat. Wow.

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"The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting & Running a Coffee Bar," by Susan Gilbert, W. Eric Martin, and Linda Formichelli

“Based on your sales records and other data, you might want to schedule only 2.5 employees for the morning rush–but half an employee doesn’t work well because he’s unbalanced and falls over a lot.”

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