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A toast to toast: The breakfast classic becomes a gourmet sensation

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I’m here to tell you that the current toast craze did not originate in San Francisco. Alas, northern California’s hipster den is merely responsible for the resurgence of toast, and the fact that people are now clamoring to order out what home cooks and food writers have been savoring at their kitchen tables for ages. A voracious reader of food memoirs, I’ve come across a recurring theme—one that has appeared in book after book by food writers of all ages and culinary backgrounds. That theme? Toast. And I’m not talking buttered slabs of processed bread clutched in a paper towel on the way out the door. This kind of toast, the kind that our San Francisco friends currently worship, is…

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Top food writers pick spring cookbook favorites

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With spring on the way (we promise!), what better way to spend the last few weeks of winter than experimenting in the kitchen? To keep you busy while the snow melts, here’s a rundown of 2013’s best cookbooks, chosen by fellow cookbook authors (the only rule was that they couldn’t pick their own books). Mary Goodbody picks VEGETABLE LITERACY by Deborah Madison Goodbody is an award-winning cookbook writer and editor who has worked on more than 50 books. She is also a senior editor of Cookstr.com, and editor of Familytime.com. Goodbody was the co-author, with Chef Debra Ponzek, of The Dinner Time Survival Cookbook: Delicious, Inspiring Meals for Busy Families (Running Press, 2013). “I liked Deborah Madison’s Vegetable Literacy,” says…

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