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EPISODE 15: HOLIDAY COOKBOOK RECOMMENDATIONS Pt. 3 – Kids’ Cookbooks & Stocking Stuffers / Roast chicken, roast cabbage, pain de campagne & *croissants*!!!  

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KIDS’ COOKBOOKS recommendations:

  …. and
[not mentioned on the podcast
but also worth considering
for younger kids.]

 

 

 

Jane Kelly is the co-founder of Eat Your Books, the only website in the world that searches through all your recipes – from your cookbooks, magazines and online sources. She was a senior manager and CEO in the music and TV industry in the UK. In the late 90s she started and ran a website selling cookbooks. She loves to cook though is cursed by a family of fussy eaters whereas she will happily eat everything (which is probably also a curse).  She lives near Boston.

This week’s test cookbook #1:   Small Victories: Recipes, Advice + Hundreds of Ideas for Kitchen Victories, by Julia Turshen (Chronicle Books)

This week’s guest #2: Pete Baker

Pete Baker is the Kitchen Manager at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre Massachusetts.  He spends much of his time on food and drink related activities including bread baking and pizza making in a homemade outdoor wood-fired clay oven, keeping bees and chickens, and tending to a very large vegetable garden and small orchard as well as foraging for mushrooms. He also is an avid home brewer.

This week’s test cookbook #2: Bread Illustrated: a Step by Step Guide to Achieving Bakery Quality Results at Home, by America’s Test Kitchen

Episode 15 Music

  • “Holiday 2,” by Dave Depper
  • “Pixelland,” by Kevin MacLeod
  • “Darxieland,” by Kevin MacLeod
  • “Avareh,” by Mamak Khadem

Episode 15 Sound Effects

Lethbridge Sounds, and others hosted at freesound.org, soundbible.com, and looperman.com, as well as my own recordings.

The Level Teaspoon’s theme music: Não me touques, performed by The Bees Knees International Café Orchestra

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EPISODE 14: HOLIDAY COOKBOOK RECOMMENDATIONS Pt. 2 – ETHNIC COOKBOOKS / Chicken lettuce wraps, spinach-Gruyère soufflé, simple salad.  

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ETHNIC/REGIONAL COOKBOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:

This week’s guest #1: Sally Ekus

Sally Ekus is a literary agent and co-owner of The Lisa Ekus Group, a full service culinary agency specializing in literary and talent representation.  She represents a wide range of culinary talent, from first-time cookbook authors to seasoned chefs, professional food writers to bloggers, and internet and television personalities (and she also represented my own book, A Spoonful of Promises!).  Sally loves being the liaison between an author and their publisher, and takes great pride in guiding authors towards their dreams of publication.  Sally has a deep love of phở, anything spicy, and of course TACOS! You can follow her on Instagram @SallyEkus.

This week’s test cookbook #1:   Damn Delicious by Chungah Rhee (Oxmoor Press)

This week’s guest #2: Molly Stevens

Molly Stevens is a food writer, cookbook author, editor and cooking teacher living in Northern Vermont. Her cookbook All About Roasting: A New Approach to a Classic Art (WW Norton, 2011) won a 2012 James Beard Foundation Award and two International Association of Culinary Professionals Awards. Previously, her cookbook All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking (WW Norton, 2004) also won a 2005 James Beard Foundation Award and an International Association of Culinary Professionals Award. Molly’s articles and recipes appear regularly in Fine Cooking magazine where she is a contributing editor. She has contributed regularly to Saveur, Bon Appétit, and Eating Well magazines. Her recipes and tips have also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Everyday with Rachel Ray, Real Simple, Yankee, Easy Living (UK), Drinks, Real Food, and House & Garden (South Africa) magazines.

This week’s test cookbook #2: Taste & Technique, by Naomi Pomeroy

Episode 14 Music

  • Sunsearcher, “Latin Rhythm”
  • “Devil with the Devil,” by the Underscore Orchestra
  • “The Lemur,” by Curha

The Level Teaspoon’s theme music: Não me touques, performed by The Bees Knees International Café Orchestra

Hear it all on iTunesStitcherGoogle Play or find it by searching for “The Level Teaspoon” any other podcast service you may use!

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