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    Happy 2019! It's a new year--time for a restorative. Me? Bok choy broth with tofu for lunch. The purple tinge is not your hangover talking to you--I added purple and gold "black" carrots to the bowl and it got a little Rose Parade on me.

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Book Reviews

Celebration Update: “Mashup” Does Not Mean “More Potatoes”

Mouthwatering Vegan: Over 130 Irresistible Recipes for Everyone by Miriam Sorrell (paperback and Kindle editions, Random House, 2013; hardback 2010)

The Birthday Project: New Year, New Food

Aromas of Aleppo: The Legendary Cuisine of Syrian Jews by Poopa Dweck (HarperCollins, 2007)

French Food with Jewish Roots (and vice versa)

Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France by Joan Nathan (Alfred Knopf, 2010)


The Soup Peddler’s Slow & Difficult Soups by David Ansel (Ten Speed Press, 2005)

Italian Impromptu: Not Bad for an Actor (and Son)

Don’t Fill Up On the Antipasto by Tony and Marc Danza (Scribners, 2008)

Bistro + Cartoons = Stéphane Reynaud’s French Feasts

French Feasts: 299 Traditional Recipes for Family Meals and Gatherings by Stéphane Reynaud

Knives at Dawn: Bringing Heat to the Kitchen

Knives at Dawn: America’s Quest for Culinary Glory at the Legendary Bocuse d’Or Competition by Andrew Friedman

Not Your Parents’ Mom & Pop

Dough by Mort Zachter

The Mom & Pop Store: How the Unsung Heroes of the American Economy are Surviving and Thriving by Robert Spector

Cutting the salt in Indian cuisine

India with Passion: Modern Regional Home Food by Manju Malhi

A Bowl of Dough in a Book

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François

Stuffed: A Food Industry Insider Attempts Moderation

Stuffed: An Insider’s Look at Who’s [Really] Making America Fat by Hank Cardello with Doug Garr

How to Eat Vegetables and Lose Weight and Save the Planet (Without Really Trying)

Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating by Mark Bittman

What’s in YOUR restaurant’s dumpster? David Kessler uncovers the addictive side of chain restaurant eating

The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite by David Kessler

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