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The Forgotten Cookbooks of Sophia Loren

Decades before we had endure the endless stream of celebrity cookbooks from major and minor stars, Italian film actress Sophia Loren was in the business of writing recipe books. Loren’s food books definitely count as celebrity cookbooks – after all, she was one of the world’s most famous people in the 1950s and 1960s – […]

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No sausage! Scarce 1878 cookbook with first recipe for jambalaya goes on sale

A scarce first edition of an 1878 cookbook containing the first recorded recipe for jambalaya has been listed for sale on AbeBooks. The Gulf City Cook Book was compiled by the “ladies of the St. Francis Street Methodist Episcopal Church South” from Mobile, Alabama. This historic church still exists although the current building was built in […]

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Joy of cooking with fewer calories

What is the difference between the Joy of Cooking 1936 edition and the Joy Of cooking 2006 edition Well if you ask me the difference is about $30-50 for a reading copy but according to the Globe and Mail its about 100 calories a plate. Dr. Wansink and his colleagues studied 18 recipes, including apple […]

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Cooking Up a Storm: Recipes Lost and Found from the Times-Picayune of New Orleans

I want a copy of Cooking Up a Storm: Recipes Lost and Found from the Times-Picayune of New Orleans. I recently watched Jim Jarmusch’s Down By Law, and aside from being a fantastic film, it made me want to visit Louisiana. For the people, for the music, for the architecture, and oh LAWD, for the […]

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