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Pinch me. After a year and a half spent working with TJ Girard and Bob Spiegel, co-owners of the New York catering company Pinch Food Design, the eye-popping cookbook Inspired Bites: Unexpected Ideas for Entertaining from Pinch Food Design is in stores and ready for the public to take home. And I’m ready to celebrate with a drink.
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Eating My Words: Practical Magic’s Meatloaf and Green Beans Are a Little of Both

Rebecca Peters-Goldenby Rebecca Peters-Golden October 13, 2014

“Ultimately, whether we’re reading aloud from Hoffman’s novel or watching the (admittedly slightly silly) antics of Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman while we eat, sharing food with my sister is about the most magical thing there is. I hope you cook up this dinner of meatloaf and green beans and share the magic with favorite people of your own.”

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Squashing Pumpkin Spice Expectations: Spiced Pumpkin Beer Bread

Guest Contributorby Guest Contributor October 6, 2014

“What we talk about when we talk about pumpkin spice isn’t really pumpkin. Nor is it spice. It’s the simulacra; it’s the marketing juggernaut; it’s the manufactured essence of childhood nostalgia, of crunching leaves, of hayrides and brisk weather and pumpkin patches. And most of us are falling for it, every single time.”

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Travel the World with Queens: A Culinary Passport

Casey Barberby Casey Barber September 29, 2014

Queens: A Culinary Passport is a guidebook, shopping resource, and cookbook all in one, with an adorable subway tile-inspired design that virtually whisks you from neighborhood to neighborhood even if you’re not in New York proper.”

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Why Do I Own This Food Mill Rig Thingy?

Guest Contributorby Guest Contributor September 22, 2014

“Various expensive appliances can do versions of this same task—a Cuisinart food processor, a Vitamix, the food grinding attachment for a KitchenAid stand mixer—but they are loud and lumbering, and they don’t strain and puree in one handy step. My rig is just as efficient, and the clockwise motion of the wooden pestle rolling in its groove is both cathartic and hypnotic.”

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