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Cooking and Food


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Preserving by the Pint: Quick Seasonal Canning for Small Spaces from the Author of Food in Jars
Preserving by the Pint: Quick Seasonal Canning for Small Spaces from the Author of Food in Jars
by Marisa McClellan
Staff Pick
Once again, Marisa McClellan provides us with a great book on preserving in small batches. With so many farmers' markets springing up, there is an abundance of unique fruits and vegetables available, yet these delicious homegrown items come at a higher... (read more)

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A History of the World in 6 Glasses
A History of the World in 6 Glasses
by Tom Standage
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Like Nathaniel's Nutmeg: Or, the True and Incredible Adventure of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History, Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time, and other enjoyable histories that... (read more)

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Cartopia: Portland's Food Cart Revolution
Cartopia: Portland's Food Cart Revolution
by Kelly Rodgers and Kelley Roy
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We Portlanders love our small neighborhoods of quirky livability, and the indie food carts exemplify some of that charm. Cartopia highlights some of the major pods (a cluster of three or more carts) and delves into the wellbeing of the food-cart realm... (read more)

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The Permaculture Book of Ferment and Human Nutrition
The Permaculture Book of Ferment and Human Nutrition
by Bill Mollison
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During the many years it was out of print, The Permaculture Book of Ferment and Human Nutrition garnered something of a cult following, while high demand and limited availability drove its price into the hundreds. Thanks to the good folks at Tagari... (read more)

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Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
by Deborah Madison
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I run across many, many cookbooks, and more often than not take them home to try them out. This cookbook has quickly become one of my favorites. Every recipe — really, every one! — that I've tried so far has been excellent — not just... (read more)

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Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream
by Laura O'Neill and Ben Van Leeuwen and Pete Van Leeuwen
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The Brooklyn-based small-batch ice cream makers reveal the secrets of their amazing, all-natural recipes in this detailed and enticing book. From old favorites like vanilla and chocolate to exotic flavors such as black sesame, stout beer, and masala chai,... (read more)

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Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand
Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand
by Andy Ricker and JJ Goode
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Having once lived in Thailand, discovering Andy Ricker's Portland restaurant was a revelation. Pok Pok is the only Thai restaurant I've been to here that truly tastes (and smells, sounds, and feels) like Thailand. Now, with this part cookbook, part food... (read more)

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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
by Michael Pollan
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True or false: One out of every four items for sale in the average American supermarket contains corn? (Think, think, think...) Believe it or not, it's true. If this unsettles you — or just plain doesn't make sense — pick up a copy of Michael Pollan... (read more)

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Joy of Cooking: 75th Anniversary Edition
Joy of Cooking: 75th Anniversary Edition
by Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker and Ethan Becker
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I come from a line of smart, independent women who swear by The Joy of Cooking — my mom and aunts received copies of it from their mom when they struck out on their own, and I got this 75th anniversary edition from them when I turned 18. It's a... (read more)

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Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge a Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution
Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge a Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution
by Terence Mckenna
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McKenna starts his radical revision of human evolution by positing the theory that we evolved from apes to humans because of brain changes brought about by ingesting psilocybin-containing mushrooms. This was, in his opinion, the birth of religion, and... (read more)

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The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs
The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs
by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg
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While not exactly a cookbook, Page and Dornenburg provide a thoroughly researched list of flavor "affinities" for thousands of ingredients. If you find yourself staring into a bare cupboard or fridge, flip this bad boy open for some inspiration and get... (read more)

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Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round
Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round
by Marisa McClellan
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The perfect book for anyone who is afraid of preserving and canning. McClellan has simple and easy-to-follow instructions for all kinds of preserving... jams, jellies, curds, pickles, even grape ketchup. The recipes for small batches are also a plus. A... (read more)

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
by Barbara Kingsolver and Camille Kingsolver and Steven L. Hopp
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After 25 years in the Arizona desert, in 2004, Kentucky-bred Barbara Kingsolver moved back to the Appalachians, to a Virginia farm just hours from her childhood home. Family called. "Returning," she explains in Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, "would allow my... (read more)

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Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen
Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen
by Heidi Swanson
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This cookbook has blown me away. I've made three meals from it in the last week, and they've all been delicious, easy, highly adaptable, and healthy! There doesn't seem to be anything that writer/photographer/designer/food blogger Heidi Swanson can't do,... (read more)

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How to Cook Everything: The Basics: All You Need to Make Great Food
How to Cook Everything: The Basics: All You Need to Make Great Food
by Mark Bittman
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Full of straightforward, well-crafted recipes and amazingly beautiful step-by-step photos, this cookbook is a goldmine for chefs of all levels. Though it works well for even the most seasoned of culinary wizards, beginners will be especially delighted by... (read more)

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Blood, Bones and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
Blood, Bones and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
by Gabrielle Hamilton
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Hamilton is the chef-owner of acclaimed NYC restaurant Prune. Her memoir is compelling, harrowing, beautifully written, and utterly charming, whether she's invoking memories of fields of fireflies or gritty kitchen realities. Anthony Bourdain loves this... (read more)

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Death and Co: Modern Classic Cocktails
Death and Co: Modern Classic Cocktails
by David Kaplan and Nick Fauchald and Alex Day
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NYC's premier craft cocktail bar, Death and Co, has a passion for building a fine drink — think complex flavors skillfully put together, elegance in a glass. The cocktail recipes in this book are sophisticated and creative. Death and Co includes... (read more)

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Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique
Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique
by Jeffrey Morgenthaler and Martha Holmberg
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Consult with The Bar Book before your next cocktail party and make it extra special. Morgenthaler utilizes his many years of practice behind the bar giving expert tips and techniques that transform even the most basic gin and tonic into a work of art.... (read more)

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L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food
L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food
by Roy Choi
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Part memoir, part travel guide to Los Angeles, and part cookbook. Choi sends you through the streets of L.A. through the eyes and tastes of a Korean American with a hand in both the culinary elite and the grimy underbelly of the streets. Like his... (read more)

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Ratio: The Simple Codes behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking
Ratio: The Simple Codes behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking
by Michael Ruhlman
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Behold the awesome power of the ratio (also known as a "fraction," but don't let that stop you). But beware: this book may lead to a life of recipe-free cooking, of culinary experimentation, and of actually using (careful, now) a kitchen scale!... (read more)

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