Friday Flashback – Southern Italian Family Cooking Carmela Hayes Sereno

Last month, I had the pleasure of reviewing and cooking from Carmela Sophia Sereno's cookbook, A Passion for Pasta which is truly a keeper - beautiful, inspiring and approachable. Check out my review and enter our promotion to win a copy along with some wonderful pasta making tools. Today's Friday Flashback focuses on Carmela's her first title, Southern Italian Family Cooking:… read more

Friday Flashback – Zahav and Michael Solomonov’s Cookbook Collection

Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking by Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook brings the highly coveted dishes of the Philadephia hot spot Zahav into our kitchens. Zahav is Hebrew for gold. Chef Mike was born in Israel but grew up mostly in Pittsburgh, where tahini was always on the table, a marker of his Israeli heritage. "Israelis love tehina like… read more

Friday Flashback – The New Midwestern Table – Cookbook Stackup

I am a Midwestern girl in my heart. I grew up in a small steel town in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, Missouri.  Even though I long to return to New York, having lived there for fifteen years, the grounding stability of the Midwest is in my blood. The MIdwest has a reputation for meat, potatoes and bread - yet… read more

Gabriele Corcos’ Cookbook Collection

Earlier this month, I shared a post on how our cookbook collections stack up sharing some friends' photos and other information. Today, Gabriele Corcos was the subject of my Friday Flashback featuring his books Extra Virgin and Super Tuscan written with his actress wife, Debi Mazar.  Below is a photo of Gabriele's office/cookbook library which he is graciously sharing with us today.   … read more

How do our Cookbook Collections Stack Up?

In the August/September issue of Garden & Gun Magazine, Rick Ellis and his magnificent collection of Southern cookbooks were featured in an article by Monte Burke. Bookcases which brought an envious tear to my eye housed 5,000 cookbooks. Jessica B. Harris, a prominent culinary historian and author, stated that to her knowledge, "there is no private collection of Southern cookbooks… read more
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