The Taste of Central Otago

The Taste of Central Otago is the name of a cookbook that I purchased at the restaurant, Saffron, in Arrowtown, New Zealand. Our meal was spectacular there. I enjoyed a beet salad, followed by lamb with sweetbreads. Even though the food was exquisite in its quality and presentation, it was not an upscale, stuffy dining

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Cast-Iron Grilled Chicken

The name of this recipe isn’t terribly exciting, or unique for that matter, but when you find out where I got this recipe, I think you’ll be intrigued. The book is Anthony Bourdain’s “Appetites: A Cookbook,” published in October of 2016. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been a fan for a long time,

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A Cookbook Gift

Right after my daughter got married, in 2011, I did something that I’m very happy I did. I wrote a cookbook for her. Not just because she was married, or because she’d reached a certain age. It’s just that as she got older and busier, we didn’t really cook together much anymore, and I had

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Sausages and Zucchini

This recipe comes from a cookbook I was gifted by my family, Kitchen Garden, published for Williams-Sonoma. It’s exactly what you’d expect with that title – seasonal recipes using fresh garden fruits and vegetables, plus a chapter on chicken coops and bee hives. The author is Jeanne Kelley. Now, every one has enjoyed grilled sausages

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