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Finding out What Gaby's Cooking
Finding Out What Gaby's Cooking

On her popular blog What’s Gaby Cooking, Gaby Dalkin’s ‘About Me’ section is a list of 50 things she wants you to know. She’s obsessed with cheese, she loves to travel, and she loves her mom. Of all her culinary loves and likes number 22 stands out because she states with conviction: “Guacamole is her life”.


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Cookbook Shelf: Absolutely Avocados
Cookbook Shelf: Absolutely Avocados

An avocado seems to be a simple enough fruit. The ever-present Haas is small and neatly composed. You cut into it, slice it up, throw some lemon and salt on it and you’re good to go. If you’re really adventurous you may whip up some guacamole and watch your friends light up as you tell them its homemade.


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Cookbook Shelf: Spanish Flavors Main
Cookbook Shelf: Spanish Flavors by José Pizarro

In his introduction, José Pizarro admits that following up his IACP Julia Child Award Nomination with his first cookbook, Seasonal Spanish Food, was a daunting task.


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The Latin Road Home
Cookbook Shelf: The Latin Road Home

‘Tell me where you came from and I’ll tell you where you’re going’ is an old Spanish saying.


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Cookbook Shelf: Tacos, Tortas, and Tamales
Cookbook Shelf: Tacos, Tortas, and Tamales

El Districto Federal, Mexico’s capital city, is a seemingly endless maze of brilliant color, stunning flavors, wonderful people, and a dizzying culinary scope.  Every street offers a different taco, atole or sweet tamal to keep a curious palate sated.


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