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Food

My Kitchen Year
Food
Marjorie Cordova

My Kitchen Year

MY KITCHEN YEAR Ruth Reichl: My Kitchen Year was reviewed by Ann Ronald in Bookin’ with Sunny in 2016. Ann’s review set the stage for

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Always Home
Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

Always Home

ALWAYS HOME The subtitle of Fanny Singer’s Almost Home delineates the content—“A Daughter’s Recipes & Stories.” What begins as a paeon to Fanny Singer’s famous

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A Grandfather's Lessons
Food
Marjorie Cordova

A Grandfather’s Lessons

A GRANDFATHER’S LESSONS A Grandfather’s Lessons: In the Kitchen with Shorey by Jacques Pépin answers the question of where to start if your child or

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

A Gentleman in Moscow

A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW Imagine incarceration, not in an isolated prison cell but in a bustling Moscow hotel, not for a week or a month

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My Pantry
Food
Ann Ronald

My Pantry

My Pantry Just recently, I’ve discovered a new genre, or at least a genre new to me. I call it the “narrative cookbook:” a book

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Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

A Bushel’s Worth

A Bushel’s Worth: An Ecobiography My dictionary does not include “ecobiography,” nor does spellcheck recognize the word. But one definition of “eco” is “not harmful

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

The Various Flavors of Coffee

The Various Flavors of Coffee Sort of a silly name for this sprawling, romantic, historical, blockbuster of a novel. The Various Flavors of Coffee is

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