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Cookbooks & Food Writing

Red Sands by Caroline Eden

Caroline Eden has followed up her award- winning book Black Sea (which featured Odessa, Istanbul, and Trabzon) with another excellent travelogue with recipes, Red Sands. Venturing into Central Asia (Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan), Eden traverses mountains, sand dunes, and cities, and writes of the people, history, and culinary culture of the region. I love learning about a new-to-me part of the world through its food, and Eden is an excellent guide. Her captivating prose is matched by the book’s exquisite photography. — S.B.

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Red Sands: Reportage and Recipes through Central Asia, from Hinterland to Heartland Cover Image
$37.00
ISBN: 9781787134829
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Published: Quadrille Publishing - November 17th, 2020

Parwana: Recipes and Stories from an Afghan Kitchen by Durkhani Ayubi

With food as the basis for this cultural narrative, Ayubi makes a place for the people of her family to tell their stories of Afghanistan and its influence across generations of the family’s passed-down recipes. Just the rich, spice-induced color alone of some of these dishes had my mouth watering. I found multiple dishes to add to my list of go-to recipes. Parwana is a soulful and, frankly, gorgeous book that would make an excellent addition to anyone’s cookbook collection. — Tori

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$35.00
ISBN: 9781623718756
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Published: Interlink Books - September 1st, 2020

Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten

The incomparable Ina Garten has a new collection of comfort food recipes that arrives just when we need it the most. Who wouldn’t feel better with a slice of Tomato & Goat Cheese Crostata (it’s excellent!), a serving of Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash, or a bowlful of Creamy Tomato Bisque? “Food has an almost magical ability to comfort us, soothe us, and bring us together,” she writes. Thankfully, Ina Garten continues to show us the way.  — S.B. 

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$35.00
ISBN: 9780804187060
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 6th, 2020

Baking at the 20th Century Cafe: Iconic European Desserts from Linzer Torte to Honey Cake by Michelle Polzine

My obsession with baking took a weird turn during shelter-in-place. Finding the intersection of history and baked goods took over my life (I even started a blog), and I totally fell in love with Michelle Polzine’s passion for Middle and Eastern European Old World recipes. Her cookbook is funny, insightful, and full of surprises. Making the now-famous Honey Cake is definitely an exacting trial, but there are recipes for bakers of every level. I’ll be referencing this one a lot for the wow factor alone!  — Ivy

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ISBN: 9781579658984
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Published: Artisan - October 20th, 2020

An Onion in My Pocket by Deborah Madison

Beloved cookbook author Deborah Madison, famous for her vegetarian cooking, has influenced generations of home cooks. Madison takes a deeper dive with this memoir, sharing scenes from her childhood, her time as a Zen practitioner, and the years she spent as a chef. She also muses about the importance of food throughout her life and what vegetarianism means to her.  Madison’s writing is transporting and deeply nostalgic, offering a look back at the genesis of the slow food movement, of eating locally, and of course, of vegetarian cooking. — Jade

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ISBN: 9780525656012
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Published: Knopf - November 10th, 2020

The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food by Marcus Samuelsson, with Osayi Endolyn

“Black food is not just one thing. It is an energy. A force.”

In The Rise, Samuelsson honors and explores Black foodways in a unique and powerful way—by weaving discussions about history and culture with recipes created in honor of Black chefs and people he admires. (A profile on New Orleans legend Leah Chase, for example, is followed by a recipe inspired by her gumbo.) The Rise is a joyous celebration of the breadth, depth, and diversity of Black cooks, where everyone’s invited. Don’t miss this fantastic book! — S.B.

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$38.00
ISBN: 9780316480680
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Published: Voracious - October 27th, 2020

I Cook in Color: Bright Flavors from My Kitchen and Around the World by Asha Gomez

Asha Gomez has the uncanny ability to bring different cultures together with care and ease. In her acclaimed cookbook My Two Souths, Gomez combined the cooking traditions of the American South (where she lives) and southern India (her homeland). In her follow-up, I Cook in Color, her influences expand to around the globe. This is a vibrant and exciting collection of recipes, from Japanese Eggplant with Peanut Sauce to Tandoori Masala Crawfish Boil, that will make you want to head right to the kitchen. — S.B.

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ISBN: 9780762495580
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Published: Running Press Adult - October 6th, 2020

The Good Book of Southern Baking by Kelly Fields, with Kate Heddings

I am so excited about this new baking book from Kelly Fields, winner of the James Beard Award for outstanding pastry chef. I had the pleasure of eating her baked goods while in New Orleans and they were fantastic. Here she shares her recipes—including seven for biscuits alone!—as well as her best tips and tricks. Fields has a laid-back style, but don’t be fooled: She’s a master in the kitchen. She’ll have you making excellent pies, cakes, cornbread, and cookies in no time. — S.B.

The Good Book of Southern Baking: A Revival of Biscuits, Cakes, and Cornbread Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781984856227
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Published: Lorena Jones Books - September 8th, 2020

Xi’an Famous Foods by Jason Wang & Jessica Chou

Bring on the noodles! I am hungry and excited to get my hands on these accessible, authentic western Chinese dishes, straight from the recipes of the successful New York establishment, Xi'an Famous Foods. There’s a big hole in my heart (and stomach) because shelter-in-place has kept me from my favorite Bay Area noodle shops, but now I am ready to get cooking to fill that space. Hot-oil handmade noodles, fluffy spicy buns, and decadently crispy wings, yes please! — Tori

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Xi'an Famous Foods: The Cuisine of Western China, from New York's Favorite Noodle Shop Cover Image
By Jason Wang, Jessica Chou (Text by), Jenny Huang (By (photographer))
$35.00
ISBN: 9781419747526
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Published: Abrams - October 13th, 2020

The New Craft of the Cocktail by Dale DeGroff

Legendary bartender Dale DeGroff is so revered at our house that not only do we refer to him as Uncle Dale, but his previous books, complete with our notations next to his recipes, were quite literally some of the things we grabbed when evacuations loomed during the recent fires. So it goes without saying that we are very excited about this new edition of his highly influential first book. With 100 new recipes and updated photography, The New Craft of the Cocktail is the perfect addition to any cocktail-enthusiast’s bookshelf, no matter their level of experience (or their devotion to the author).  — S.B.

The New Craft of the Cocktail: Everything You Need to Know to Think Like a Master Mixologist, with 500 Recipes Cover Image
By Dale DeGroff, Daniel Krieger (Photographs by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781984823571
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Published: Clarkson Potter - September 22nd, 2020

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