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Cookbooks & Food Writing

Shaya: An Odyssey of Food by Alon Shaya

This is my favorite kind of cookbook: personal, welcoming, and absolutely delicious. As much a narrative of Shaya’s life (from Israel to Philadelphia, Italy to New Orleans) as a collection of recipes, the warmth and quality of his writing had me reading this book cover to cover like a novel. That Shaya’s food (Southern-Israeli-Italian) shines even brighter than his exceptional prose is no surprise, as he is an acclaimed restaurateur and a two-time James Beard Award winner. But what has caught me off guard is how much this book lingers in my mind even when I’m nowhere near the kitchen. - S.B.

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Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel: A Cookbook Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451494160
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - March 13th, 2018

Favorite Recipes from Melissa Clark's Kitchen by Melissa Clark

This is a beautifully curated, deliciously updated version of the original. Filled with accessible recipes that have a fancy feel, it is easy to flip through for hours and always land on something to love. It is organized by meal type and includes notes about whether the recipe is best for two people, special occasions, or as a weekday staple. Along with its mouth-watering photography, it includes stories at the start of each recipe that bring us into the creative process of cooking for the people we love. - Megan

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Favorite Recipes from Melissa Clark's Kitchen: Family Meals, Festive Gatherings, and Everything In-between Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316354141
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - April 3rd, 2018

Gather & Graze by Stephanie Izard

I love Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard’s cooking, and I am beyond excited about her newest cookbook. While Gather & Graze is not for the novice, it has plenty of basic recipes and simple sauces that anyone can make. Izard is real about what to spend money and time on versus what to cut corners on. I can’t wait to read this. - Jax 

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Gather & Graze: 120 Favorite Recipes for Tasty Good Times: A Cookbook Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451495945
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Clarkson Potter - April 3rd, 2018

Fire Food by Christian Stevenson

As a life-long griller and lover of fire, this book expanded my love of grilling. Its song playlists and recipes for adult beverages help the barbecuer enjoy the time spent waiting for the coals to be ready. Fire Food is a great mix of recipes, grilling techniques, and inspiration for entertaining. My weekend plans are set for the summer: I’ll be grilling my way through this book! - S.L.

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By Christian Stevenson, David Loftus (Photographs by)
ISBN: 9781787131545
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Quadrille Publishing - May 1st, 2018

Finding Fire by Lennox Hastie

Finding Fire is beautifully illustrated and celebrates the ancient beginning of cooking food: the fire. So much of cooking depends on having a mental file cabinet of techniques and ideas about presentation. Hastie takes the reader on a visual journey while exploring the power of fire. - S.L.

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ISBN: 9781743793008
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Hardie Grant - February 6th, 2018

Tasting Paris by Clotilde Dusoulier

Native Parisienne Clotilde Dusoulier is the perfect person to write this love letter to the food of Paris. With great charm and warmth (so familiar to readers of her culinary blog Chocolate & Zucchini), Dusoulier shares 100 of her favorite recipes for a wide range of foods, from classic French dishes to those inspired by the diverse communities living in Paris today. Whether you’ve been to the City of Light multiple times or just dream of going, use this book to bring the flavors of Paris to your kitchen. - S.B.

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Tasting Paris: 100 Recipes to Eat Like a Local: A Cookbook Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451499141
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarkson Potter - March 20th, 2018

Lemonade with Zest by April White

If you’re a big fan of citrus, you’ll find so much to love in this little book. It has recipes for delicious variations of lemonade (like Frozen Limonada), ice pops, sorbets, and several alcoholic drinks, too. Personal favorites: The Middle Eastern Limonana (like a lemon mojito without the rum) and The Waterlemon (watermelon, lemon, sugar, and a pinch of salt), which I’m planning to make all summer long. - S.B.

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Lemonade with Zest: 40 Thirst-Quenching Recipes (Drink Recipes, Quirky Cookbooks) Cover Image
By April White, Gentl & Hyers (Photographs by)
ISBN: 9781452162775
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Chronicle Books - February 20th, 2018

An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler

A book for anyone who wants to waste less food, get more creative in their use of leftover ingredients, or generally feel more confident in the kitchen. Full of enormously practical advice, Adler's essays on cooking and eating are also beautifully written and reassuringly focused on eating well rather than 'correctly'. - Ilana

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By Tamar Adler, Alice Waters (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781439181881
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Published: Scribner - June 19th, 2012

Something Old, Something New by Tamar Adler

When I read Tamar Adler’s first book, An Everlasting Meal, I was taken by her lovely way with words. There is a timeless quality to her writing, which makes the focus of her new book—rekindling classic recipes—a perfect pairing. From Steak Diane to Peach Melba, Oysters Rockefeller to Shrimp Scampi, Adler muses on the original recipes for these dishes, then updates them with modern techniques and flavors. Nostalgic, but forward thinking, this is food writing at its best. - S.B.

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Something Old, Something New: Classic Recipes Revised Cover Image
By Tamar Adler, Mindy Dubin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781476799612
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Scribner - April 3rd, 2018

Supper Love by David Bez

This cookbook contains the essentials, no more and no less. David Bez expands on the recent “grain bowl” trend to provide a myriad of easy dinner ideas. His recipes require some very basic cooking knowledge, but they are not daunting. If you’re bit intimidated by cookbooks, and you’re always asking “what do I make for dinner?”, this cookbook is your new best friend. - Natalie

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Supper Love: Comfort Bowls for Quick and Nourishing Suppers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781787130494
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Quadrille Publishing - September 5th, 2017


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