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All things culinary - cooking, eating, markets, unique ingredients, books, travel. My culinary, history and travel library contains well over 500 titles. I teach cooking classes, do home catering and am a recipe tester. My husband and I travel to … Read more

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 892 - Total Helpful Votes: 147 of 160
Kyocera 6.5-Inch Ceramic Grater by Kyocera
What is there not to love about this grater? I particularly love how the juices collect in the bottom for use in recipes. The no-slip base keeps it secure even when grating frozen ginger. Especially wonderful for high-volume grating. My microplane was beginning to show signs of wear after using it to grate lots of ginger. This I use it at least weekly, sometimes more. Worth every penny.
Jerusalem: A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi
Jerusalem: A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Ottolenghi and Tamimi team up for another brilliant, compelling and fascinating book. Not only is the photography stunning as in their other books, both the traditional and non-traditional recipes provide glimpses into life in Jerusalem. You learn so much about a culture through its food and this is definitely not an exception. As always, the recipes are reliably and consistently successful. They will not fail you.

If you are interested in adding to your "ethnic" culinary repetoire, this book is a necessary addition to your library. So happy with it.
Colloquial Croatian by Celia Hawkesworth
Colloquial Croatian by Celia Hawkesworth
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Helpful Guide, Jan. 25 2012
This book comes with CDs so you can hear both English and Croatian speakers which aids in pronounciation. This language surely will take a long time to grasp! The first few pages are simple, then the "fun" begins! Immediately you are involved in the difficult grammar. I cannot give this set 5 stars because there should be more speaking on the CDs to coordinate with the book. The speaking is not quite thorough enough for a struggling Canadian. The leap from the first pages to the next is gigantic. Having said that, it is the best book out of several I have and I would recommend it.

This set arrived in poor shape with the book damaged (still usable) and the CD case cracked… Read more

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