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Joined: February 14th, 2010


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April 23rd, 2019

Kalamata Tapenade Brioche Snails from Breaking Breads: A New World of Israeli Baking--Flatbreads, Stuffed Breads, Challahs, Cookies, and the Legendary Chocolate Babka

Full disclosure: I used my tried and true brioche dough (Baking with Julia) but otherwise followed the recipe, making the tapenade from this book as well. I used some Mahon instead of the gouda and dried... read more >


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Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge: The Ultimate Guide to Mastery, with Authentic Recipes and Stories

By Grace Young
Simon & Schuster - 2010

February 24th, 2014

I can't say enough good things about this book. It's beautiful and the typography is attractive yet legible (unlike so many cookbooks lately). The photos are great. The commentary on the recipes and the essays which are scattered throughout the book are a delight to read. But most importantly, this book works.
We were inspired to go and get a good wok (one recommended by Ms. Young as it happens) and found the instructions for seasoning, using, cleaning and maintaining the wok so clear and easy to follow. Each recipe we've made has been a success. Again, the instructions, not just for the individual recipes, but for the various techniques, are precise, clear and impeccable. This is definitely a five star book.