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Review: “The Naked Cookbook,” Tess Ward

Pros: Good food Cons: The attitude and confusion Rating: 2.5 out of 5 There are some wonderful recipes (stuffed avocadoes and avocado soup in particular), but also some problems. The table of contents uses utterly useless labels: pure, raw, stripped,

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Review: “Kitchen Matrix,” Mark Bittman

Pros: Truly a source of great possibilities Cons: One real change needed… Rating: 4 out of 5 I was totally stoked to get a review copy of Mark Bittman’s Kitchen Matrix: More Than 700 Simple Recipes and Techniques to Mix

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Review: “Genius Recipes,” Kristen Miglore

Pros: Best blueberry pie ever! Cons: Definitely not a book about taking shortcuts. Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Kristen Miglore’s Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook is about finding the little (and not-so-little) tricks

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Review: “The Paleo Chef,” Pete Evans

Pros: Scrumptious food Cons: Not sold on everything Rating: 4.5 out of 5 I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.   The Paleo Chef: Quick, Flavorful Paleo Meals for Eating Well by Pete Evans

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Review: “A Good Food Day,” Marco Canora

Pros: Delicious, healthy food Cons: Not everything wowed me Rating: 4.5 out of 5   I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.   Marco Canora has joined the movement that pushes healthful, ‘clean’, unprocessed

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Feasting Resource

Recently I used and reviewed the Taste of Home Christmas cookbook. We liked it so much we decided to make our Thanksgiving meal entirely from that cookbook, just for the Hell of it. For desserts, we had a pumpkin mousse

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Review: “Super Foods Cookbook,” Reader’s Digest

Pros: One of the recipes we tried came out well… Cons: …the other ones didn’t. Rating: 2 out of 5 NOTE: Review book provided by Reader’s Digest   Super Foods Cookbook: 184 Super Easy Recipes to Boost Your Health (N/A)

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Upcoming Cookbook Reviews

I always make recipes from the cookbooks I review. At the moment we’re making things from: Reader’s Digest’s cookbook Super Foods Cookbook: 184 Super Easy Recipes to Boost Your Health (N/A) Hertzberg and Francois’s Gluten-Free Artisan Bread in Five Minutes

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Review: “Tacolicious,” Sara Deseran

Pros: Yum! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5   I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.   Tacolicious: Festive Recipes for Tacos, Snacks, Cocktails, and More, by Sara Deseran, is the companion cookbook

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Review: “International Night,” Mark and Talia Kurlansky

Pros: Delightful variety; great way to explore other cuisines Cons: Some recipes we tried were just ‘okay’ Rating: 4 out of 5   I received this book for free from Bloomsbury Publishing for this review.   International Night: A Father

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