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Cookbooks & Food Writing

Jacques Pépin New Complete Techniques

“Fans of Pépin’s classic books La Méthode and La Technique rejoice: the master French chef has reshot all the photographs from those books for this new single volume. Everything from boning a chicken to making fancy decorative garnishes to (apparently) turning an old refrigerator into a smoker, Pépin shows you how to properly function in the kitchen with thousands of step-by-step photographs.” —Eater
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$42.00
ISBN: 9781579129118
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - November 13th, 2012

Frontera by Rick Bayless

Dig in as Rick Bayless showcases his masterful knowledge of Mexican food and drinks. If you’re about to host a party, have some friends over, or just want to add some excitement to your nights, be sure to check out some of the awesome recipes and drink ideas that Bayless provides. You can’t go wrong with an author who was given the “Order of the Aztec Eagle” award by the Mexican government.
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Cesar
Frontera: Margaritas, Guacamoles, and Snacks Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780393088922
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 5th, 2012

Ready for Dessert by David Leibovitz

Lebovitz, who was the pastry chef at Chez Panisse for 12 years before relocating to Paris, has more experience making mind-blowing desserts than I can ever hope to have. His friendly, humorous writing makes any of his favorite recipes seem doable, and the names alone are mouthwatering: Black Currant Tea Crème Brûlée, Fresh Ginger Cake, and Anise-Orange Ice Cream Profiteroles with Chocolate Sauce. If you read his blog, you’ll know that he goes for a laid-back approach and favors taste over fussy presentation. Sounds good to me!
Reviewed by: 
Andrea
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Ready for Dessert: My Best Recipes [A Baking Book] Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781607743651
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Ten Speed Press - September 18th, 2012

The Epicurious Cookbook by Tanya Steele

Epicurious is one of the most popular culinary websites in the world, with over nine million visitors per month (!) and a database of over 180,000 recipes collected from sources such as Bon Appetit and Gourmet (R.I.P.) magazines, revered chefs, and home cooks. Over 250 time-tested favorites are gathered in this easy-to-love collection. The recipes, organized by season, are super appealing and I love the comments throughout the book by Epicurious readers who’ve actually made the recipes.
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S.B.
The Epicurious Cookbook: More Than 250 of Our Best-Loved Four-Fork Recipes for Weeknights, Weekends & Special Occasions Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780307984852
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 30th, 2012

Barefoot Contessa Foolproof by Ina Garten

When I grow up, I want to be Ina Garten. I want her confidence, her elegance, and her knack for making everything from lobster bisque to roast beef sandwiches look absolutely effortless. (And the house in the Hamptons would be nice, too.) Ina’s newest book, Foolproof, covers everything from menu planning to prepping in advance, and the recipes range from Elegant Slow-Roasted Filet of Beef with Basil Parmesan Mayonnaise to Salted Caramel Brownies. This is a great resource for any host wanting to make an impression on their guests this holiday season.
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Andrea
Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780307464873
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarkson Potter - October 30th, 2012

Lidia’s Favorite Recipes by Lidia Bastianich

Lidia Bastianich is a giant in the culinary world, and her books are a staple for any cook or would-be cook who loves Italian food. They are authentic, accessible, and truly mouthwatering. Her new book is a compilation of the recipes she turns to most often: beloved dishes that bring the real Italy to any kitchen.
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Lou

The Kitchen Counter Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn

This is a self-help book for kitchen confidence. After helping a woman exchange her processed foods for easy make-at-home dinners, Flinn decided to change how people think about home cooking. Nine volunteers were given weekly cooking classes. Flinn emphasizes the importance of not wasting food, of eating for better health, and of knowing where your food comes from.
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Nate
The Kitchen Counter Cooking School: How a Few Simple Lessons Transformed Nine Culinary Novices into Fearless Home Cooks Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143122173
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Penguin Books - September 25th, 2012

Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl

One of my favorite books of all time and a frequent occupant of my handbag. In the first of her three memoirs, Ruth Reichl documents her ten years as the food critic for the New York Times. Her scathing wit and hilariously insightful anecdotes about visiting restaurants under various disguises are paralleled only by her tender, luscious, and genuinely passionate descriptions of food.
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Oriana
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143036616
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - March 28th, 2006

My Berlin Kitchen by Luisa Weiss

This book is part travelouge and part recipe collection, and I can't decide which part I love more. Weiss grew up flying back and forth between the U.S. and Berlin, and as a young adult she lived in Paris and New York City. Through it all, the kitchen was always the place she called home. You're going to want to cook every recipe in this book, trust me - and you'll have a great time doing so.
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Kat
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My Berlin Kitchen: Adventures in Love and Life Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780147509741
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Penguin Books - August 27th, 2013

The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches by Susan Russo

Like Joey on Friends, sandwiches are definitely my favorite food. I could probably live off them alone. Some of the all-stars included in these delicious pages: the Hoagie, Cubano, Monte Cristo, French Dip, Chicken Salad, Hamburger, BLT, Denver, Falafel Pita, and SO MUCH MORE. My only advice: avoid the Doughnut Sandwich on page 78. Everything else: two thumbs up.
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Kimberly
The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches: Recipes, History, and Trivia for Everything Between Sliced Bread Cover Image
By Susan Russo, Matt Armendariz (Photographs by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781594744389
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Quirk Books - April 5th, 2011

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