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Canal House Cooking

Posted by lekorn on December 4, 2009

I love simple, thoughtful cookbooks that provide authentic narrative, do-able recipes that I know my friends will love, and design that doesn’t feel like glycerin has been sprayed all over the food. Such a series of books is coming out of Canal House Cooking. http://www.thecanalhouse.com/
My dear friend Laurel gave us a subscription and its the perfect gift that delights anew 3 times a year,. There’s been lots of hubub about it recently as it was up for the Piglet, a prize that Food52 sponsored and the first book garnered lots of votes. Then Madame Nora (Ephron) wrote a scathing  unwarranted review as the final judge (Does anyone know? does she cook?) but things all come around, as my Grandma Jessie would say and the NYTimes did a splendid piece on their work, as a counterpoint to Ephron who must have been having low blood sugar when she wrote her review) http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/02/dining/02canal.html  A story followed in Huffington post. Their work is inspiring, eclectic, and post- attitude. Pick up some subscriptions as holiday gifts; a much better alternative to mall shopping.

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