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Cookbooks & Food Writing

Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi

One of my favorite parts from my trip to Jerusalem was the massive daily farmer’s market—blocks devoted to fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, and rotisserie meats, galore! And, of course, stands brimming with falafel, hummus, and kabobs. When I heard that Yotam Ottolenghi was releasing a cookbook based on this vibrant city, I immediately started salivating, remembering the delicious recipes I loved from last book, Plenty, such as the Jerusalem artichokes with Manouri and basil oil.
Reviewed by: 
Tracy
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Jerusalem: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781607743941
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ten Speed Press - October 16th, 2012

Bouchon Bakery by Thomas Keller & Sebastien Rouxel

Keller (The French Laundry) is the only American to be awarded simultaneous three-star Michelin ratings. Sebastien Rouxel is his executive pastry chef at his bistro, Bouchon. So you can bet that this book is filled with extravagant recipes and dazzling photographs of their ingenious efforts to redefine the world of baking. There are French classics like baguettes, macarons, and mille-feuilles, as well as Keller’s pioneering takes on Oreos and Hostess Ho Hos. This is not a book for the casual baker: Bouchon’s style is all about uniformity and perfection.
Reviewed by: 
Andrea
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$60.00
ISBN: 9781579654351
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Artisan - October 23rd, 2012

The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee by James Freeman, Caitlin Freeman & Tara Duggan

For someone like me who can’t go a day without my caffeinated delight, this book is a must-have. The founder of the fantastic Blue Bottle Coffee Company, one of the country’s leading artisan roasters, shares methods for brewing the best possible cup at home as well as advice on roasting your own beans. Mouth-watering recipes for any kind of yummy treat that you might want to accompany your steaming hot mug are also included. This book will raise the bar for anyone determined to brew that absolutely perfect cup of coffee!
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Laura
The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee: Growing, Roasting, and Drinking, with Recipes Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781607741183
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Ten Speed Press - October 9th, 2012

SPQR by Shelley Lindgren, Matthew Accarino & Kate Lahey

Lindgren and Accarrino celebrate the regional traditions and exciting innovations of modern Italian cooking in this gorgeous new cookbook and wine guide. “Shelley Lindgren has done it again. First, there was her restaurant A16 and a stunning cookbook emerged from that still- marvelous restaurant. Then came SPQR. With the remarkable talent of chef Matthew Accarrino, it has become one of San Francisco’s finest restaurants.” —Matt Kramer
SPQR: Modern Italian Food and Wine [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781607740520
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Ten Speed Press - October 16th, 2012

Burma by Naomi Duguid

Burma has had the cookbook world buzzing for months, and deservedly so. Naomi Duguid, coauthor of numerous award-winning cookbooks, including Hot Sour Salty Sweet (James Beard Cookbook of the Year), has traveled in Burma since 1980. In her new book, she introduces the food of a culture unfamiliar to many in the West. Featuring flavor staples such as shallots, turmeric, limes, fresh greens, chiles, fish sauce, shrimp paste, and fresh herbs, Burma has a rich, complex cuisine that absorbs the influences of its location: the crossroads between China, India, and the nations of Southeast Asia. The best way to learn about a culture is through its food, and Duguid is a superb guide.
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$35.00
ISBN: 9781579654139
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Artisan - September 25th, 2012

Canal House Cooks Every Day by Melissa Hamilton & Christopher Hirsheimer

“We cook every day. We are home cooks hungry for good food, so we cook. We make lunch and dinner and, as often as not, breakfast, too. And sometimes we make breakfast for dinner.” The fantastic duo behind Canal House, who publish an annual series of three small seasonal cookbooks, have now come out with their first big cookbook—and heavens, is it wonderful. Melissa and Christopher love the everyday practice of simple cooking and the enjoyment of eating, and that spirit comes shining through in this collection of delicious recipes and gorgeous, inspiring photographs. This is a cookbook to use and savor.
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S.B.
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$45.00
ISBN: 9781449421472
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 30th, 2012

The Sprouted Kitchen by Sara Forte & Hugh Forte

This tantalizing book, based on the blog of the same name, offers wholesome meals for everyone—meat eaters, vegetarian, gluten free, or vegan. The photos of the dishes—ranging from breakfast to salads to snacks to happy hour ideas—are exquisite. For beginning cooks as well as advanced chefs, this collection of healthy, seasonal, real food is a winner.
Reviewed by: 
Lou
The Sprouted Kitchen: A Tastier Take on Whole Foods [A Cookbook] Cover Image
By Sara Forte, Hugh Forte (Photographs by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781607741145
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Ten Speed Press - August 28th, 2012

What Katie Ate by Katie Quinn Davies

Katie Davies, the Australian foodie, photographer, and creator of the blog by the same name, sure knows how to attract an audience. Her photos are almost painfully beautiful, and the accompanying descriptions and recipes are equally enticing. What Katie Ate is sure to inspire anybody who enjoys food, whether through the simple act of eating, or through the cooking and preparing.
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Lou
What Katie Ate: Recipes and Other Bits and Pieces Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780670026180
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Avery - October 11th, 2012

Modernist Cuisine at Home by Nathan Myhrvold, with Maxime Bilet

When it comes to cooking techniques, the classics are well covered. But the latest and greatest techniques, developed by the most innovative chefs in the world, were largely undocumented until Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking was published last year. Although not written exclusively for professional cooks, the massive six-volume cookbook (with a $625 price tag) kept it out of the hands of many amateur cooks. Modernist Cuisine at Home is not a condensed version of its predecessor, but it is written to appeal to a wider audience while still focusing on inventive cooking equipment, techniques, and recipes. It’s still not cheap ($140), but it is stunning and impressive.
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$140.00
ISBN: 9780982761014
Availability: Backordered
Published: Cooking Lab - October 8th, 2012

The Food52 Cookbook, Volume 2 by Amanda Hesser & Merrill Stubbs

The Food52 Cookbook was deservedly named one of the best cookbooks of 2011. Now Hesser and Stubbs, the pioneers of the online community cookbook, return with a second helping of delicious, seasonal recipes from the country’s most inventive home cooks. There are so many terrific offerings in this collection that it would make a great gift for just about anyone who likes to cook.
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S.B.
The Food52 Cookbook, Volume 2: Seasonal Recipes from Our Kitchens to Yours Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780061887291
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: William Morrow Cookbooks - December 4th, 2012

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