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Drinking French Erratum

Here are a few corrections for metric conversions that appear in the first-edition printing of Drinking French. They’ve all been corrected in subsequent printings: For the dry ingredients in the Cornmeal Madeleines (page 259), the metric amounts should be (in bold): 1/2 cup (70g) all-purpose or corn flour 1/2 cup (95g) stone-ground cornmeal —– For the recipes in the book with fresh mint, the conversions…

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Black Manhattan

When I picked up Bitters, a book celebrating the history and culture of using bitters in cocktails, I was immediately hooked on the subject. I am always drawn to books that not only tackle a single subject, but do it so well. The book sparked additional interest when I made the Pith Helmet from the book, an enticing mixture of gin, cucumbers, Pimm’s, lemon, basil, black pepper,…

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My Paris Kitchen (errata)

Here are some clarifications and metric conversions, for recipes in My Paris Kitchen that were omitted from the first printing of the book. These have all been corrected in subsequent editions but if you have a first printing, you should make a note of these: – The metric conversion for the tahini in the Beet Hummus (page 58), is 90g, and for the Hummus (page…

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Ready for Dessert Note: Using Chopped Chocolate

Am glad to hear, and read, that many of you are enjoying the Chocolate Chip Cookies from Ready for Dessert. Just a quick note that the recipe (page 188) calls for adding “…bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped.” They should resemble these. I prefer hand-chopped chocolate since the chunks melt nicely in the cookies, and folks should add all the chocolate—including the tiny bits and…

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