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Cookbooks & Food Writing from the 2012 summer Newsletter

<img src=" width="100" height="130" align="right">These recommendations were published in our <a href="">2012 Summer Newsletter</a>.

Ripe by Nigel Slater

I’m head-over-heels for Slater’s previous book, Tender, which focuses on growing and cooking from his vegetable garden, and have waited anxiously for this companion volume, where he turns his attention to fruit. I am thrilled to say that it was worth the wait. And it’s gorgeous to boot. I’m not the only one swooning: “Nigel Slater has written an impossibly beautiful and elegant companion to Tender. In Ripe, Slater treats fruit with respect and affection. Apricots are nestled between layers of almond cake. Currants are bolstered with bread. Plums jump with pickling spices. Treat yourself to this treasure.” —Amanda Hesser, cofounder of
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Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard [A Cookbook] Cover Image
ISBN: 9781607743323
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Ten Speed Press - April 10th, 2012

Dinner: A Love Story by Jenny Rosenstrach

“The family who eats together stays together” may be common wisdom, but for many (even a passionate cook like me), getting dinner on the table each and every night can be easier said than done. Jenny Rosenstrach to the rescue! Through her blog and now this book, Jenny shares inspiration, game plans, and of course great recipes for getting real, delicious family meals made—whether on busy weeknights or the weekend. Also, she’s super warm and funny (which never hurts).
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Dinner: A Love Story: It all begins at the family table Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062080905
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Ecco - June 5th, 2012

Canal House Cooking Series

We are thrilled to be carrying this cooking series from Hirsheimer and Hamilton, two fantastic food writers and photographers whose culinary credentials include Saveur magazine. Published three times a year, each small book has a specific focus and is packed with their great recipes and gorgeous photos. Both authors are foodies who cook for their families, so their recipes are interesting and creative, but still totally doable for home cooks. While we eagerly await Issue 8, you can pick up any of the previous volumes on our shelves.

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Canal House Cooking Volume No. 1: Summer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692003176
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Canal House - October 25th, 2011

Hazan Family Favorites by Giuliano Hazan

Hazan Family Favorites celebrates delicious Italian recipes from generations of the Hazan family (including the incomparable Mama Marcella), prepared just as Giuliano makes them for his own family today. Marcella is deservedly a culinary icon, but Giuliano more than holds his own: His books are delightful, his recipes are not complicated, and his teaching skills shine through on every page.
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Hazan Family Favorites: Beloved Italian Recipes from the Hazan Family Cover Image
By Giuliano Hazan, Marcella Hazan (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781584799047
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 1st, 2012

Bi-Rite Creamery’s Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones

The unbridled enthusiasm for cool creamy deliciousness that makes San Francisco’s Bi-Rite Creamery so amazing is apparent on every page of this sweet cookbook. The devotion to fresh, local ingredients and the passion for experimentation and flavor personalization will inspire you to create delectable and unique ice creams and treats.
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The Farm by Ian Knauer

I absolutely loved reading this cookbook and love cooking from it. I was captivated by Knauer’s stories of his family’s farm, of the hard work that goes into running it, and of the tremendous rewards—culinary and otherwise—harvested there. Knauer is also a fantastic cook: His recipes—like Asparagus and Baby Potato Roast, Garlic-Pesto Roast Chicken, and Magic Peach Cobbler—are seasonal, homey, and oh-so-appealing. This is the kind of straightforward yet creative cooking that I adore.
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The Farm: Rustic Recipes for a Year of Incredible Food Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547516912
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Mariner Books - April 17th, 2012

People’s Pops

Cantaloupe Ginger! Apricot Jasmine! Peach Lavender! Are you drooling yet? People’s Pops in Brooklyn is a little far to travel for the perfect popsicle, but you can now make your own with this delightful recipe book. Unexpected pairings like sweet fruits with earthy herbs make for surprisingly refreshing treats, just in time for summer. You can also learn how to make People’s signature shaved ice with fruity syrups like lemon and plum. Make big batches and enjoy all summer long.
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Preservation Kitchen by Paul Virant, with Kate Leahy

The recent revival of canning, pickling, and preserving has resulted in numerous cookbooks on the subject, but this is the first from a Michelin-starred chef. Paul Virant, of Chicago’s Vie restaurant, shares his passion for preserves in this vibrant book. His enthusiasm is enough to make anyone start gathering jars, but the breadth of his recipes—like aigre-doux, peach saffron jam, and pickled ramps—go far beyond Grandma’s jams and jellies.
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The Preservation Kitchen: The Craft of Making and Cooking with Pickles, Preserves, and Aigre-doux [A Cookbook] Cover Image
ISBN: 9781607741008
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Ten Speed Press - April 3rd, 2012

An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler

Adler’s book, subtitled “Cooking with Economy and Grace,” is absolutely lovely, and reading it is likely to change how you cook and how you think about food—for the better. (It did for me.) “Cooking is both simpler and more necessary than we can imagine,” writes Adler. She encourages us to cook with instinct and shows us how to make the most of the ingredients we buy. Some recipes are included, but mostly this is a beautiful testament to the value of cooking. Fans of M.F.K. Fisher (who was a big influence on Adler), Michael Pollan, and Alice Waters (who contributed the foreword) will likely love this book as much as I do.
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An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace Cover Image
By Tamar Adler, Alice Waters (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781439181881
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - June 19th, 2012

Sunset Edible Garden Cookbook: Fresh, Healthy Flavor from Garden to Table

Rejoice, for a wonderful new cookbook by Sunset has arrived! Full of deliciously fresh West Coast recipes using the ingredients from your own yard (possibly grown using the equally fabulous Sunset Edible Garden Book), this is a must-have for anyone with a love of cooking. A simple, colorful layout with helpful tips makes it even better. In my opinion, Sunset can do no wrong, and this is certainly no exception!

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The Sunset Edible Garden Cookbook: Fresh, Healthy Cooking from the Garden Cover Image
By Sunset
ISBN: 9780376027979
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Oxmoor House - April 3rd, 2012


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