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Gifts from the Heart

As I have said before, I am so lucky to have such thoughtful readers. Come and meet a few of them who make me grateful I started this blog.

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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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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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My Underwater Paper Sister, Elaine Halford

Elaine Halford and I both lost precious items in a flood, which is why she decided to send me a box of cookbooks, one being perfect for today’s Royal Wedding.

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The Better Than Takeout Thai Cookbook

You will never have to order take-out Thai food again if you buy this book! It’s amazing!

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Happy 8th Birthday to The Culinary Cellar!

Thank you to all my readers for keeping up the past eight years!

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A Mississippi Palate

What’s more visually beautiful than combining art and food in a magnificent cookbook? A Mississippi Palate wins on both counts.

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The Lives of Cookbooks

Cookbooks are coming to me in such varied ways, sometimes with a whisper of someone from the past.

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