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Romancing the Stove
Celebrated Recipes and Delicious Fun for Every Kitchen Goddess
Margie Lapanja
ISBN: 9781573248587
Foreword by Andrew F. Smith
Book (Paperback)
Conari Press
7 x 7
274 pages
October 15, 2002


A lively and delectable tribute to the sensuous arts of cooking, loving, and living, Romancing the Stove is sure to stir the senses, and tickle the taste buds! Combining crowd-pleasing original recipes, mythology, and fail-safe trade secrets, chef and culinary courtesan Margie Lapanja (famous for her Cowboy Cookie recipe--revealed for the first time in this book) has concocted the most unique, engaging collection of mouth-watering menus and fun stories.

Romancing the Stove is a delicious read, filled with goddess tales, practical tips, fascinating food facts, divine dishes, and a fine seasoning of quotes. Lapanja reveals the pleasure of the table for everyone from skilled gourmets to the ultimate kitchen klutz. Recipes include dishes as diverse as classic Pain Perdu (known to the French as "Lost Bread")--a resourceful resolution for those unloved loaves that were destined to go stale--to Love Apple Linguine and Deepest, Darkest Devil's Food Cake.

Margie Lapanja, is the author of Goddess in the Kitchen and The Goddess’ Guide to Love. A former magazine food editor, restaurant critic, and professional baker, she has appeared on national television and radio programs demonstrating trade secrets. She enjoys life at Lake Tahoe in Nevada with her husband and daughter.

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