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Beyond the Traditional Panini

Posted by Elizabeth

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

As a college student living in Boston on my own for the first time this summer, I have been tasked with cooking my own meals. I’ll be the first to admit that my palate far outmatches my ability to cook, but I am determined to try my best. With no dining halls or campus cafés to provide sustenance, my roommate and I are motivating each other to venture into the kitchen every once in a while.

To further my cooking endeavors and make feeding myself even easier, I plan on making use of Kathy Strahs’s The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook. I never realized that a panini press—or any countertop grill—could cook such a variety of delicious and easy dishes. Not only can I make gooey gourmet grilled cheeses and the customary Italian panini, but this household appliance can also grill anything from beef to chicken to veggies—and they’re ready even quicker than...

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RE-introducing SMOKE & SPICE!

Posted by Emily

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The bible on smoke cooking is back, with 450 recipes and 100 color photos!

smoke & spice cookbook revised edition

The Harvard Common Press is pleased to announce the publication of the revised edition of Smoke & Spice, on sale this week!

This new edition includes 450 recipes, 100 color photographs, and an extensively updated series of tips, how-to, and general information on making the most of the smoke. Throughout, the Jamisons bring their comprehensive knowledge, unique storytelling ability and passion for barbecue to this new edition, proving once again that Smoke & Spice is the definitive book for slow-smoked ‘Q – the only real way to barbecue.

Twenty years since Cheryl and Bill Jamison, known as “the king and queen of grilling and smoking” by Bon Appetit, first showed home cooks how to light their backyard fires, they’re back with a fully revised and updated edition of their bestselling and hugely popular Smoke & Spice. The bible of smoke cooking, Smoke & Spice was the...

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Picnic Season

Posted by Alexa

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Today would be a terrible day for a picnic in Boston– it’s been raining since I woke up! But that doesn’t change the fact that it’s National Picnic Day, so if it’s a beautiful day where you are, pack a picnic basket and get to the park! Or, at least spend some time outside during your lunch hour why dontcha?

I don’t remember the last time I went on a genuine picnic with homemade food packed in a basket. Sometimes my friends and I will go on improvised picnics, which usually involve getting Chinese takeout or cheeseburgers and meeting at a picnic table in a park. Since I’m well overdue for a real picnic, I’ve taken a look at our recipes and picked out a few things I plan on packing in my next picnic basket!

Ham Apple Smoked Cheddar Panini You can’t have a picnic without a tasty sandwich! Instead of sticking to a traditional PB&J,...

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Pie Party Potluck Live Twitter Giveaway!

Posted by Adam

Monday, April 21, 2014

Pie Party Potluck Live is back this Spring, with a wonderful line-up of bloggers, brands, and pie lovers gathering in NYC for this drool-worthy event. Happening on Thursday, May 1 from 6-9pm at the GE Monogram Design Center, it’s the place to be if you want to try great pie recipes, meet with fellow bloggers, and see some fun and useful resources for pie makers.

And, Harvard Common Press is pleased to announce that, in conjunction with the Pie Party Potluck Live team, we’re sponsoring a giveaway for 2 free tickets to the event. Are you a food blogger, writer or food industry professional  who missed out on getting a ticket of your own? Here’s a chance to win your way in.

Here’s how it works:
-From Monday, April 21 to Thursday, April 24, tweet us @HCPdishes with the pie recipe YOU most want at #PiePartyGE in May. It can be inventive, imaginative, or downright homey!

-On Friday, April 25,...

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