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Lady Madonna

My fun and fabulous friend Madonna found the perfect cookbook, which describes New Orleans food with a bit of herself! Read on to see the incredible shrimp dish from the book.

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A Springtime Meal with Gloria Chabot

Just a few days after the flood of The Culinary Cellar, a perfect stranger started packing up cookbooks to send me. Read about the remarkable Gloria Chabot, and try a springtime recipe from Marcus Samuelsson.

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Girl in the Kitchen

Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard, also of Girl and the Goat and Little Goat restaurants in Chicago, has this great cookbook!

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Kid Chef Bakes

If you want to encourage the young people in your life to get excited about cooking, Kid Chef Bakes is the book for you!

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The Next Course

My new Friday blogs to be known as “Flood Survivor Friday,” will feature books and other items that survived the flood which destroyed my Culinary Cellar.

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Chez Panisse Pasta, Pizza, and Calzone

Alice Waters’ recipes always rejoice in the bounty of nature and fresh ingredients. You will find this true in her pasta, pizza, and calzone.

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Ancient Rome at Next Restaurant

While once holding this book from Apicius dated 1541, little did I know that a few years later I would be enjoying the recipes from this ancient culture.

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Sugar Rush

Sugar Rush from Johnny Iuzzini has a recipe for Killer Chocolate Chip Cookies that you will want to make for National Baking Month!

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