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Novelist Eileen Charbonneau releases primer for beginners and tempts tasters with Plum Duff recipe

Elements of the Novel with Eileen Charbonneau It’s a privilege to welcome historical novelist Eileen Charbonneau to The Cookery. Not only does Eileen move the writing world with her historical fiction, she’s written a new book for beginners to set them on course with novel writing. Eileen is sharing a preview of “Elements of the …

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As for food . . . weekend recommendation from Austin’s Addie Broyles

Note to Austin locals: If you’re in town this weekend and able to check out the Texas Book Festival, consider today’s recommendation from Austin’s Addie Broyles to secure a seat at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the cooking tent to experience a little of the culinary wisdom of Lidia Bastianich. You may or may not recognize …

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Cookbook release . . . Modern Spice

“Modern Spice,” a new cookbook with inspired Indian flavors by Monica Bhide, will hit shelves next week. The Cookery would love to add this one to the collection. Monica offers cooking encouragement with a subtle approach. Read her recipes and give them a chance. We tested Monica’s Butternut Squash, Coconut and Lamb Stew back in February to headline …

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Second-hand cookbooks measure up

Second-hand cookbooks Second-hand cookbooks measure up if you give them a chance. The Cookery extends a grateful thanks across Austin to a book treasure hunter, our friend Jane, for the latest acquisition for our collection. Middle Eastern, vegetarian, French or light and easy, we’ve learned not to snub our noses at used cookbooks. Looking to pick up a …

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Straw and Hay from the Frugal Gourmet

If you want to celebrate simplicity around your table this time of year, you may like breaking bread with The Magi, The Camel and the Little Lamb. I’m browsing “The Frugal Gourmet Celebrates Christmas.” Though I don’t own this cookbook (it’s currently on loan from the Austin Public Library) and never really knew much of …

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