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Yes, Chef: A Memoir
Yes, Chef: A Memoir
by Marcus Samuelsson
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James Beard Award Nominee • New York Times Bestseller • Named One of the Ten Best Books of the Year By Vogue It begins with a simple ritual: Every Saturday afternoon, a boy who loves to cook walks to his grandmother's house and helps her... (read more)

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Julia Child Rules: Lessons on Savoring Life
Julia Child Rules: Lessons on Savoring Life
by Karen Karbo
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Many of us have dog-eared copies of Mastering the Art of French Cooking in our kitchens or fondly remember watching episodes of The French Chef, but what was behind the enormous appeal of this ungainly, unlikely woman, who became a superstar in midlife... (read more)

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The Perfectionist: Life and Death in Haute Cuisine
The Perfectionist: Life and Death in Haute Cuisine
by Rudolph Chelminski
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A riveting behind-the-scenes look at the world of three-star French haute cuisine as revealed through the biography of one of France's most celebrated chefs, The Perfectionist is an unforgettable portrait of Bernard Loiseau, and the sophisticated... (read more)

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An Extravagant Hunger: The Passionate Years of M.F.K. Fisher
An Extravagant Hunger: The Passionate Years of M.F.K. Fisher
by Anne Zimmerman
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In An Extravagant Hunger, time slows and is relished, and the turning points and casual strolls of M.F.K. Fishers life are unwrapped and savored. From the Berengaria that washed her across the sea to France in 1929, to Le Paquis, the Swiss estate that... (read more)

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Russ & Daughters: Reflections and Recipes from the House That Herring Built
Russ & Daughters: Reflections and Recipes from the House That Herring Built
by Mark Russ Federman
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WITH 8 PAGES OF FULL-COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS AND BLACK-AND-WHITE IMAGES THROUGHOUT The former owner/proprietor of the beloved appetizing store on Manhattan's Lower East Side tells the delightful, mouthwatering story of an immigrant family's journey from a... (read more)

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Hometown Appetites: The Story of Clementine Paddleford, the Forgotten Food Writer Who Chronicled How America Ate
Hometown Appetites: The Story of Clementine Paddleford, the Forgotten Food Writer Who Chronicled How America Ate
by Kelly Alexander
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A rollicking biography of a pioneering American woman and one of our greatest culinary figures In Hometown Appetites, Kelly Alexander and Cynthia Harris come together to revive the legacy of the most important food writer you have never heard of... (read more)

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Roasting in Hell's Kitchen: Temper Tantrums, F Words, and the Pursuit of Perfection
Roasting in Hell's Kitchen: Temper Tantrums, F Words, and the Pursuit of Perfection
by Gordon Ramsay
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From the author of "In the Heat of the Kitchen" comes this new meditation on life as "the Simon Cowell of the food world." The explosive, outspoken star chef tells the story of his rise in kitchen ranks.... (read more)

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Yes, Chef: A Memoir
Yes, Chef: A Memoir
by Marcus Samuelsson
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It begins with a simple ritual: Every Saturday afternoon, a boy who loves to cook walks to his grandmother's house and helps her prepare a roast chicken for dinner. The grandmother is Swedish, a retired domestic. The boy is Ethiopian and adopted, and he... (read more)

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Ferran: The Inside Story of El Bulli and the Man Who Reinvented Food
Ferran: The Inside Story of El Bulli and the Man Who Reinvented Food
by Colman Andrews
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The first-ever biography of Ferran Adrià, the chef behind Spain's renowned El Bulli restaurant, by one of the world's foremost food authorities. Ferran Adrià is arguably the greatest culinary revolutionary of our time. Hailed as a genius... (read more)

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The Emperor of Wine: The Rise of Robert M. Parker, JR. and the Reign of American Taste
The Emperor of Wine: The Rise of Robert M. Parker, JR. and the Reign of American Taste
by Elin Mccoy
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The first book to chronicle the rise of Robert M. Parker, Jr., the world's most influential and controversial wine critic, who, over the last twenty–five years, has dominated the international wine world and embodied the triumph of American taste... (read more)

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Hubert Keller's Souvenirs: Stories and Recipes from My Life
Hubert Keller's Souvenirs: Stories and Recipes from My Life
by Hubert Keller
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An intimate look at the life of celebrated chef Hubert Keller, through 120 inspiring recipes, personal stories, myriad photographs, and other memorabilia. Souvenirs is a memoir cookbook written by the multitalented Hubert Keller: chef, restaurateur, and... (read more)

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An Extravagant Hunger: The Passionate Years of M.F.K. Fisher
An Extravagant Hunger: The Passionate Years of M.F.K. Fisher
by Anne Zimmerman
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In An Extravagant Hunger, time slows and is relished, and the turning points and casual strolls of M.F.K. Fishers life are unwrapped and savored. From the Berengaria that washed her across the sea to France in 1929, to Le Paquis, the Swiss estate that... (read more)

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M. F. K. Fisher among the Pots and Pans: Celebrating Her Kitchens
M. F. K. Fisher among the Pots and Pans: Celebrating Her Kitchens
by Joan Reardon
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A portrait of the life and career of noted culinary writer M. F. K. Fisher is set against the background of the many kitchens that she had known, the foods she had consumed in each of them, and their influence on her ideas about the art of eating, in an... (read more)

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Stand Facing the Stove: The Story of the Women Who Gave America the Joy of Cooking
Stand Facing the Stove: The Story of the Women Who Gave America the Joy of Cooking
by Anne Mendelson
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A New York Times Notable Book... (read more)

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California Studies in Food and Culture #22: M. F. K. Fisher Among the Pots and Pans: Celebrating Her Kitchens
California Studies in Food and Culture #22: M. F. K. Fisher Among the Pots and Pans: Celebrating Her Kitchens
by Joan Reardon
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"For decades, food-lovers have taken enormous pleasure in the stories, the characters and the inimitable prose style of M. F. K. Fisher. Now we discover the kitchens and the dinner tables—the very meals that inspired M. F. K. Fisher to write. In... (read more)

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Julia Child: A Life
Julia Child: A Life
by Laura Shapiro
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With a swooping voice, an irrepressible sense of humor, and a passion for good food, Julia Child ushered in the nation’s culinary renaissance. In Julia Child, award-winning food writer Laura Shapiro tells the story of Child’s unlikely career... (read more)

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Alice Waters & Chez Panisse: The Romantic, Impractical, Often Eccentric, Ultimately Brilliant Making of a Food Revolution
Alice Waters & Chez Panisse: The Romantic, Impractical, Often Eccentric, Ultimately Brilliant Making of a Food Revolution
by Thomas Mcnamee
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The first authorized biography of "the mother of American cooking" (The New York Times) This adventurous book charts the origins of the local "market cooking" culture that we all savor today. When Francophile Alice Waters opened Chez Panisse in Berkeley... (read more)

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Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child
Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child
by Noel Riley Fitch
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Julia Child became a household name when she entered the lives of millions of Americans through our hearts and kitchens. Yet few know the richly varied private life that lies behind this icon, whose statuesque height and warmly enthused warble have... (read more)

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Brillat-Savarin
Brillat-Savarin
by Giles Macdonogh
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No one seriously interested in food need be reminded that Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin is the father of gastronomy, or that his book La Physiologie du gout, published in 1825 and never since out of print, is gastronomy's first great classic. Giles... (read more)

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A Covert Affair
A Covert Affair
by Jennet Conant
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By bestselling author Jennet Conant, a stunning account of Julia Child’s early life as a member of the OSS in the Far East during World War II, and the tumultuous years when she and Paul Child were caught up in the McCarthy witch hunt and behaved... (read more)

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