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Barbara Kafka (1933–2018)

Author of Roasting : A Simple Art

12+ Works 1,650 Members 10 Reviews

About the Author

Barbara Kafka was born Barbara Joan Poses in Manhattan, New York on August 2, 1933. She received a bachelor's degree in English literature from Radcliffe College. While her husband was attending medical school, she edited medical journals. Before becoming a food writer, she was an editor at show more Mademoiselle. She was a food columnist for The New York Times and Gourmet, Family Circle, and Vogue magazines. She wrote several cookbooks including Microwave Gourmet, The Opinionated Palate: Passions and Peeves on Eating and Food, Food for Friends, Roasting: A Simple Art, Vegetable Love, and The Intolerant Gourmet: Glorious Food Without Gluten and Lactose. She received two Lifetime Achievement Awards and the Cookbook Hall of Fame Award from the James Beard Foundation. She died from complications of Parkinson's disease on June 1, 2018 at the age of 84. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Barbara Kafka

Roasting : A Simple Art (1995) 352 copies, 1 review
Soup: A Way of Life (1998) 300 copies, 5 reviews
Vegetable Love (2005) 289 copies, 2 reviews
Microwave Gourmet (1987) 262 copies, 1 review
Microwave Gourmet Healthstyle Cookbook (1989) 91 copies, 1 review
Food for friends (1984) 63 copies

Associated Works

Delights and Prejudices (1964) — Foreword — 238 copies, 1 review
How to Roast a Lamb: New Greek Classic Cooking (2009) — Foreword — 128 copies, 7 reviews
The Armchair James Beard (1999) — Foreword — 82 copies
Cuisine à la vapeur = The art of steam cooking (1985) — Foreword — 43 copies
Gifts from the Christmas Kitchen (1984) — Contributor — 13 copies

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Doug Rodriguez's Black Bean Soup, p.305, very good, cook beans longer.
 
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DromJohn | 4 other reviews | Mar 26, 2017 |
I love this book. Every recipe has turned out yummy!
 
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Lynsey2 | 4 other reviews | Jan 15, 2016 |
So far, everything I have made has been very good, but time consuming.
 
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girljedi | 4 other reviews | Nov 19, 2008 |
When we joined a CSA ("community supported agriculture"), I knew I'd be getting random vegetables every week that I might have no idea how to use. So I invested in this fabulous book. It was a smart move. I've yet to see a vegetable that isn't in this book. I LOVE Vegetable Love!
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