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Pantry and Palate: Remembering and Rediscovering Acadian Food

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Growing up, I learned much from watching my mom, aunts, and grandmothers cooking. Besides the camaraderie, laughter, and stories, I learned how to quickly peel an apple with no waste (and still have my gramma's paring knife), how to cook perfect scrambled eggs (and own my granny's pan), and how to move in a kitchen filled with many people, all working with sharp implements. Cooking together is a comfort. Knowing you are continuing lifetimes of kitchen and food knowledge is an extraordinary thing, full of love and taste.

The Harvest Baker: the Cookbook You Really Need In Your Life & Recipe for Sweet Potato Pound Cake with Maple Syrup Glaze

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Have you ever read a cookbook and had to stop at the VERY FIRST RECIPE to make it? Such is the case with Ken Haedrich's The Harvest Baker: 150 Sweet and Savory Recipes Celebrating the Fresh-Picked Falvors of Fruits, Herbs, and Vegetables

I love it. 

The Harvest Baker: the Cookbook You Really Need In Your Life & Recipe for Sweet Potato Pound Cake with Maple Syrup Glaze

Tasty Travels: Eat Smart in Portugal

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We love our friends at Ginkgo Press. They enrich our travels and our meals with lovely guides about eating, travel, language, and culture.

Georgia O’Keeffe, Artist and the Original Foodie

by Culinary Spelunker / Jun 26, 2017 /
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Ironic, really – it took traveling to Toronto to discover an American original.
 

Recipes Every College Student Should Know & Oatmeal In a Mug Recipe

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Need a gift for a new graduate? Interested in helping your international students eat when the caf is closed? Teens and college students are HUNGRY - and don't always know how to make food while in college. Enter a new book by Christine Nelson, entitled Recipes Every College Student Should Know.

Recipes Every College Student Should Know & Oatmeal In a Mug Recipe

Potato, Prawn, and Lime Soup From The New Irish Table: Recipes from Ireland’s Top Chefs

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Irish cooking - it's incredibly delicious. This month and next, we've got several recipes to share from The New Irish Table: Recipes from Ireland’s Top Chefs. Be sure to read our interview with editor Leslie Conron Carola - and then check back for more great recipes!

The New Irish Table: Recipes from Ireland's Top Chefs (and a Salmon Salad Recipe!)

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 31, 2017 /
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Hungry? I've got a book (and a recipe!) for you. I recently was sent, for review, an Irish cookbook, entitled The New Irish Table: Recipes from Ireland's Top Chefs. Now, our wandering educators will know how much we LOVE Ireland, but if you're new: WE LOVE IRELAND. There's something magical about that island - the land, views, friendly people, deep culture, music, and, of course, great food.

A Traveler's Guide to Balinese Street Food

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Have you ever longed to go to Bali? Of course! It's an enticing place - interesting, beautiful, and culturally rich. And the food... 

Why aren't there Balinese restaurants everywhere? The cuisine is delicious, innovative, and full of local fruits and vegetables. And while I haven't been to Bali yet, I've found a cookbook that can take our tastebuds there. 

Awesome Energy Bars with DIY Vegan Cookbook's Lisa Pitman

by Culinary Spelunker / Jan 25, 2016 /
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Did you have a New Year’s resolution to start eating healthier and making more dishes from scratch in 2016? Cookbook authors Nicole Axworthy and Lisa Pitman, both contributing photography and food editors for VegNews magazine, understand. The Toronto pair recently published DIY vegan: More Than 100 Easy Recipes to Create an Awesome Plant-Based Pantry (St. Martin’s Press, 2015) to help guide readers toward making more food at home.

How to forage, cook, and eat pawpaws

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I grew up near Paw Paw, Michigan, and yet never thought of it as a place for the so-named fruit. All that has changed now, with Sara Bir's genius new guide, The Pocket Pawpaw Cookbook. Bir knows her stuff - she's a food writer and researcher extraordinaire, and she brings those talents to this recipe zine.