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All-American Books from Janis Gunn

One of my readers sent a box of classic American cookbooks, except for British-born Jamie Oliver who wrote a modern American cookbook!

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Cousin Carol’s Cookbooks

My cousin Carol died within 48 hours of my mom. The next week, Carol’s daughter brought a box of her cookbooks to my kitchen.

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Elaine Wallace, The Cookbook Lady of Kansas

In this U-Haul are 42 boxes filled with 850 cookbooks. The remarkable Elaine Wallace from Wichita, Kansas gave up her precious collection to help rebuild The Culinary Cellar.

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What A Summer So Far!

It’s been a crazy summer here so far! I have so much to tell you. I didn’t mean to ignore my blog, but it’s been busy around here. But I’m back now, so watch for new and exciting blogs!

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Taste of Home Field Editor, Joan Hallford

Joan Hallford is a dedicated Field Editor for Taste of Home magazine who sent a box of books to The Culinary Cellar, including this cookie book. Read on to see what delicious cookie I made!

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Cathy Arkle: Iowa Farm Girl in Los Angeles

Cathy Arkle is a busy LA blogger, world traveler, great cook, and generous giver of cookbooks for The Culinary Cellar, including this one about cooking for Jackie Kennedy.

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Red Carpet Eva

Eva Shure was my daughter’s friend in college, and now this enterprising woman owns a popular and busy party business for children, yet took the time to send cookbooks for The Culinary Cellar.

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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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