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Cook the Book: Caramelized Garlic Tart from Plenty
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Yotam Ottolenghi is crazy popular around here. We (and our customers) can’t get enough of his cookbooks featured here is Plenty, his wonderful ode to vegetarian cooking. Check out this gorgeous Caramelized Garlic Tart with snap peas and shallots that we made. This tart is featured in a Pillivuyt fluted tart dish. We’re obsessed.   Local Root is a locally owned,  independent business on Observatory...

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On Our Shelves: Mastering The Art Of French Cooking Vol 1 & 2
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One of the best parts of our brick and mortar location in Cambridge is the history that surrounds us.  Our customers come into the store with stories about coming here when our building was a market or they used to work here when it was an architect’s office, it’s wonderful to hear the history of place.  We also have lots of customers who came...

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Dinner Sides: Honey-Glazed Carrots
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These dressed up carrots are fancy enough to offer at a dinner party but simple enough to accompany the most humble of weeknight meals.  We found them to be a fresh take on an old classic. Choosing a dinner side can be tricky – you want it balanced and not overpowering to your main dish. I get that. Here in the store we love...

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On Our Shelves: Baking From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan
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    It’s been a couple months since I shared a cookbook here, mostly because I’ve been sharing other stuff (like new acquisitions!). But I think I should get back to cookbooks.  As a basis to what you’re cooking, a good cookbook can make or break anyone’s motivation to cook.  Today I’m focusing on Dorie Greenspan.  If you’ve stopped into the Local Root store you’ve...

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On Our Shelves: The America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook
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Here in the store we frequently get asked what cookbook to get a “new to the kitchen” cook. The America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook is the one I usually suggest – it’s a great selection of basic techniques and recipes. Going over the hows and whys of the cooking process.  With the classic precision we expect from the America’s Test Kitchen team this...

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