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Cookbooks & Food Writing from the 2016 Summer Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2016 Summer Newsletter.


Tasting Rome by Katie Parla & Kristina Gill

It has been 16 years since I visited Rome but in my mind, I can still taste the food we ate. The delicious pasta, pizza, vegetables, and gelato have a permanent place in my heart, as does the city itself. Parla and Gill, two Americans living in Rome, have put together this new book as a love letter to the Eternal City. Beautifully showcasing traditional and modern dishes, as well as Roman culture, it is the next best thing to a plane ticket to Italy.  —S.B.

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Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors and Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City: A Cookbook Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804187183
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Clarkson Potter - March 29th, 2016

The Love & Lemons Cookbook by Jeanine Donofrio

Donofrio’s cookbook encourages cooks to be creative and inventive and offers dozens of fun recipes that are both healthy and filling. Focused on plant-based meals, The Love & Lemons Cookbook celebrates simple seasonal and fresh ingredients in the same way her award-winning blog (of the same name) does. My favorite thing about Donofrio’s book is that each chapter highlights a different vegetable, making it easy to prepare meals from whatever you have in your refrigerator. Enjoy! —Ashley 


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The Love and Lemons Cookbook: An Apple-to-Zucchini Celebration of Impromptu Cooking Cover Image
ISBN: 9781583335864
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Avery - March 29th, 2016

Sweeter Off the Vine by Yossy Arefi

This celebration of fresh fruit desserts is going to get a workout at my house. From tarts to cobblers, popsicles to pie, Sweeter Off the Vine is filled with tempting ways to celebrate the gorgeous fruits of every season. Beginning with the Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches of spring and moving right through to the Caramelized Apple Fritters of fall, this book has me hooked.  —S.B.

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Sweeter off the Vine: Fruit Desserts for Every Season [A Cookbook] Cover Image
ISBN: 9781607748588
Availability: Backordered
Published: Ten Speed Press - March 22nd, 2016

Something to Food about by Questlove

What do food and music have in common? Creativity (and a lot more), if Questlove has anything to say about it. The drummer and frontperson for the band the Roots has long been a devotee of both creativity and food—but only lately realized the connection between the two. Now in conversation with some of the most innovative modern chefs in the nation, he dives in to the many notes to be found in food.   —Jocelyn

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something to food about: Exploring Creativity with Innovative Chefs Cover Image
By Questlove, Ben Greenman, Kyoko Hamada (Photographs by), Anthony Bourdain (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780553459425
Availability: Backordered
Published: Clarkson Potter - April 12th, 2016

The Basque Book by Alexandra Raij

One of the things I cherish most about my childhood is that I grew up going to Basque restaurants, where I developed a deep love of Basque food, people, and culture. The authors of The Basque Book (two New York restaurateurs) not only share this passion, but have put together an exceptional collection of recipes— from pintxos to sopa, main dishes to desserts—that celebrate the cuisine of the Spanish countryside. I cannot wait to cook my way through it.  —S.B.

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The Basque Book: A Love Letter in Recipes from the Kitchen of Txikito [A Cookbook] Cover Image
ISBN: 9781607747611
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Ten Speed Press - April 19th, 2016

Smuggler’s Cove by Martin Cate & Rebecca Cate

If your idea of a great vacation includes a Mai Tai or Polynesian cocktail (amen!), then here is the perfect book for your summer. The owners of San Francisco’s acclaimed Smuggler’s Cove bar have put together a collection of 100 delicious rum-lovin’ recipes, and included information about the lore and legend of tiki, as well. The pages of Smuggler’s Cove are exactly what I want to open up and enjoy this season. —S.B.


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Smuggler's Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki Cover Image
ISBN: 9781607747321
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Ten Speed Press - June 7th, 2016

32 Yolks by Eric Ripert

“This book demonstrates just how amazing Eric’s life has been both inside and outside the kitchen. It makes total sense now that he has become one of the greatest chefs in the world today. This is a portrait of a chef as a young man. It’s endlessly entertaining and teaches young cooks how it used to be.” —David Chang.

“Heartbreaking. Horrifying. Poignant. And inspiring. I’ve known Eric for years, and I had no idea that this was how it all started. If you want to get a clear picture of where one gets the drive and dedication to be a truly great chef, there is no better or more harrowing account.” —Anthony Bourdain

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32 Yolks: From My Mother's Table to Working the Line Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812992984
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Random House - May 17th, 2016

My French Family Table by Béatrice Peltre

Béatrice Peltre makes colorful, elegant, and gorgeous food that is uncomplicated and best shared with friends and family. “Béa’s unique mix of simplicity and style shines through the entire book, and her kind, approachable voice illuminates the beautiful recipes she shares. This new collection of hers is bound to inspire new and delicious traditions for your family.” —Clotilde Dusoulier

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My French Family Table: Recipes for a Life Filled with Food, Love, and Joie de Vivre Cover Image
ISBN: 9781611801361
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Roost Books - May 31st, 2016

Food & Beer by Daniel Burns & Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsøe

In an unobtrusive storefront in Brooklyn, people are packing into a wood-paneled bar and the tiny Michelin-starred restaurant behind it to taste Scandinavian-inspired dishes paired with a twist on Evil Twin’s ever-unique, rightfully famous beers. Think: aged sour stout plus smoked trout on rye toast. This gorgeous book combines recipes, philosophy, and methods to help you recreate (and understand) some of the most amazing flavor combinations you’ve never imagined. A perfect gift for the beer connoisseur.  —Julia

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ISBN: 9780714871059
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Phaidon Press - May 16th, 2016

Salads by Sue Quinn & Victoria Wall Harris

With the weather getting warmer, I am really looking forward to the release of Sue Quinn’s newest cookbook, Salads, with its healthy, light, and delicious salad combos. It also includes hearty recipes featuring chorizo, chicken, and chickpeas, and an entire chapter dedicated to dressings.  —Ashley

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Salads: Over 60 satisfying salads for lunch and dinner Cover Image
ISBN: 9781784880361
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Hardie Grant - April 5th, 2016


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