Marnely Rodriguez-Murray

Marnely Rodriguez-Murray is the author of the food blog Cooking with Books. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, she has worked as an Overnight Bread Baker in Colorado, a Chocolate Maker in Virginia as well as a Pastry Cook on the whimsical island of Martha’s Vineyard, just to name a few. She currently resides on Martha's Vineyard with her chef-husband, where they are both on an endless search for Caribbean flavors, new culinary trends and gastronomic inspiration.

Polvorones de Almendra

Polvorones de Almendra

Better known as Mexican Wedding Cookies, “Polvorones” can be traced back originally to Medieval Arab cuisine.


Bean Trees: Fine Organic Coffees

Constantly on an endless search of coffees from around the world, Marnely Rodriguez is always happy to discover small producers and farmers that are making a fantastic product.

A Fund For Jenny

When food blogger Jennifer Perillo suddenly lost her husband a few weeks ago, an outpour of support came from all over the food blogging community.

Apple Ring Coffee Cake

This Coffee Cake is unlike any other you’ve had – a moist, dense cake and a vanilla bean glaze covering the top.