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My Mother’s Kitchen – A Book Review

My Mother’s Kitchen: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and the Meaning of Life by Peter Gethers Since Maralyn Hill and I have co-authored and published two culinary books about chefs around the world, we know what it takes to write a heart warming culinary book. My Mother’s Kitchen is more than a cookbook. Best selling author, Peter Gethers, shares recipes for breakfasts, lunch, dinner…and the meaning of life. The family stories, told with humor and passion, are what makes his words a joy to savor. I feasted on every word and recipe in Peter’s love letter to his mother. His writing style...

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Book Review: Good Harbor by Anita Diamant

The cover of the book, Good Harbor, by best selling author Anita Diamant, is what first caught my eye.
Two women are happily running barefoot on one of my favorite beaches in Gloucester, Massachusetts. This was me, when I lived in Manchester by the Sea. I return to this beach and Gloucester lobsters when back on the east coast.

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Book Review: Chocolate Bliss by Susie Morris

Review by Brenda C. Hill The cover of this delectable book made me long for a big bite of a crunchy chocolate caramel truffle. Author and artesian chocolatier, Susie Morris, knows how to celebrate all things chocolate. How fortunate I was to meet Susie in person at the marketplace for International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association at the elegant Loews Resort on Coronado Island in San Diego. Susie’s infectious smile and enthusiasm enticed me to read her book. Like a compelling novel or a box of chocolates, I devoured it, cover to cover, in one night. As a pastry chef, Susie learned...

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Book Review: Flying Pans by Ron Oliver and Bernard Guillas

Flying Pans  Two Chefs: One World By Ron Oliver and Bernard Guillas Flying Pans is the best culinary book I have ever read. The Hill Team has researched hundreds of cook books, including a favorite by our old friend, Julia Child. We have also published two culinary books of our own about chefs worldwide. It is a special tribute to Chef Ron and Bernard that their book has been praised by Chef Mario Batali, as “a modern Masterpiece.” Chef Roy Yamaguchi points out what I love the most about this book. Flying Pans is far more than irresistible recipes and...

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Re-discovering “Diary of a Modern-Day Goddess,” by Cynthia Daddona

When Maralyn and I were invited to be on the marketing panel at the Santa Barbara Writer’s Conference many years ago, one of the other panelists was Cynthia Daddona, author of Diary of a Modern-Day Goddess–available from Amazon. Since the three of us had recently published our books, we were a good fit. We all had moved from snowy Connecticut to the sunny west coast, and had recently spent time developing different marketing strategies. Our book, Our Love Affairs with Food and Travel, was about worldwide chefs. Cynthia’s was about everyday life with a recipe for lasagna tossed in her delightful...

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