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  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Adjusting meals for diabetics

    A new cookbook, “Healthy Makeovers for Diabetes” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), is just the ticket for home cooks looking for ways to cope with a diagno ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 4:39 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Soups and stews seasoned by history

    “Southern Soups and Stews” (Chronicle Books) has lingered for too long on a shelf in my cookbook library through no fault of its own. Let’s just say i ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 9:10 am
  • One Book, One Batavia to remember Holocaust survivors

    BATAVIA – “Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance, and Hope” is the One Book, One Batavia 2017 selecti ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: ‘The Cookie Jar’ worth raiding

    Food writer and freelance cook Liz Franklin doesn’t single out Pistachio Sables as a terrific Valentine’s Day treat for that special someone in your l ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 9:48 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Vegetarian dishes from a pro

    Ohio-based Carla Snyder wears many hats, including caterer, artisan baker, food writer and cooking school teacher, among others.
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 8:58 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: ‘Enchilada Queen’ demystifies Tex-Mex

    Restaurateur, chef and former food scientist Sylvia Casares recently added cookbook author to her curriculum vitae with the publication of “The Enchil ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 8:29 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Bringing out your inner pastry chef

    Classic French pastries were long the domain of expert bakers. But a new book – “Patisserie at Home” (Harper Design) – paves the way for serious home ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 8:37 am
  • Chit Chat: St. Charles Chamber member talks about new book, ‘Marketing Chomp’

    With more than 20 years of experience under her belt, Vision Force Marketing strategic marketing consultant and strategist and St. Charles Chamber of ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:35 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Tasty recipes from Weight Watchers

    Even though it’s still early days in the new year, many of us already are backsliding on well-intentioned resolutions about eating well.
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 4:44 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Discovering Italy’s modern cocktail culture

    Many of us know something about Italian food. But when it comes to Italy’s cocktail culture there’s a bit of a void.
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 10:04 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Batali shares Chicago deep-dish pizza

    Celebrity chef, restaurateur and cookbook writer Mario Batali takes readers of “Big American Cookbook” (Grand Central Life & Style) on a grand tour ac ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 7:44 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Let ‘Best Dressed’ recipes enhance your next salad

    Lettuce and greens arguably are important when it comes to making a flavorful salad.However, as expe ...
    Dec. 20, 2016 - 8:23 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Recipes complement 'Twin Peaks'

    Written by Lindsey Bowden, “Damn Fine Cherry Pie: The Unauthorized Cookbook Inspired by the TV Show Twin Peaks” (Harper Design/HarperCollins) pays hom ...
    Dec. 14, 2016 - 2:39 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Discovering the secrets of Cuban cuisine

    Just published “¡Cuba!: Recipes and Stories from the Cuban Kitchen” (Ten Speed) sheds light on the food and culture of the fascinating island 90 miles ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 10:21 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: ‘New Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day’ updated

    Seven years ago Dr. Jeff Hartzberg and Zoë François, pastry chef and baker, made headlines with their groundbreaking “Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 10:36 am