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by Sally Bernstein

November 29, 2002
The Anatomy of a Dish by Diane Forley, chef and proprietor of New York City's Verbena restaurant, has been praised for dishes that are delicious yet "disarmingly simple." Forley considers the relatedness of fruits and vegetables, grains, roots, and tubers, and how their botanic lineages play out in recipes and menus. A good deal of this information is spelled out in clear charts with lists of subsequent recipes.

November 28, 2002
Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2002
For help with your Thanksgiving baking questions call Betty Crocker at 888.275.2388 or go to: www.bettycroker.com.

November 24, 2002
For help with your Thanksgiving cooking questions call USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 800.535.4555 or go to: www.usda.gov

November 22, 2002
Choice Cuts by Mark Kurlansky, who is a New York Times bestselling author of Cod and Salt, offers a savory selection of food writing from around the world and throughout history. Kurlansky has cast his net very wide and presents a legion of food writers on every possible culinary subject.Available in hard cover, cassette & CD.

November 20, 2002
Cooking with Texas Grandmas by Agnes Foster & Agnes Polasek is a fun read with down home, comfort food recipes and wonderful family photos. Hot apple pie, crispy fried chicken, mashed potatoes...even dill pickles washed in a washing machine add spice to this book.

November 17, 2002
Tadich Grill, The Story of San Franciscoâs Oldest Restaurant, with recipes by John Briscoe features over 100 archival photographs that chronicle the restaurant and the city that grew up around it plus 30 of the Tadichâs signature recipes. It also includes a culinary history of San Francisco from the time the Tadich was founded in 1849. Think seafood.

November 15, 2002
Make homemade Marshmallows for the holidays! Sally suggests you try something new.

November 12, 2002
June in France (Part One) by Elizabeth Cawdry Thomas compares "A Burgundian Warm Welcome v. a PassÚ Paris Restaurant 's Coldness."

November 10, 2002
June in France (Part Two) by Elizabeth Cawdry Thomas shares "The Delightful Liaison of Past and Present in Burgundy and Beaujolais" including Leslie Caron's hotel in Villeneuve-sur-Yonne.

November 8, 2002
How did our ancestors bake without fresh ingredients or the thermometers over an open flame? In The Old West Baking Book author Lon Walters Recipes has updated and tested the recipes, including sourdough starters, cobblers, cakes, puddings, biscuits, and bread. Historical vignettes tell how chuck wagon chefs, ranch house cooks, and Native Americans did so much with so little. Great color photos!

November 6, 2002
And you thought pumpkins were just for Halloween! Gail Damerow's detailed and delightful book, The Perfect Pumpkin, is chatty and informative, filled with entertaining anecdotes, quotations, and facts. The recipe section in itself is worth the price of admission. From pumpkin pancakes to pumpkin soup to pumpkin dinner rolls, and, of course, a variety of recipes for pumpkin pie, you can enjoy pumpkin at every meal.

November 4, 2002
By French law, on the third Thursday of November, Beaujolais Nouveau is released from wineries and flown to cities around the world. In France, this begins a fate populaire in the streets of villages and in the heart of Paris. Look for celebrations on or after November 21, 2002.

November 2, 2002
Get ready for the holidays: TRIED & TRUE COOKIES contains over 200 of America‰s favorite cookie recipes guaranteed to supply you with a bottomless cookie jar. Think melt in your mouth Joey‰s Peanut Butter Cookies; simply scrumptious Great Granddad‰s Sugar Cookies; and Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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