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The Big Sur Bakery Cookbook: A Year in the Life of a Restaurant
The Big Sur Bakery Cookbook: A Year in the Life of a Restaurant
by Michelle Wojtowicz and Philip Wojtowicz and Michael Gilson and Catherine Price
Staff Pick
The Big Sur Bakery, a battered little lodge tucked into the woods behind a gas station on Highway 1, is a culinary gem. Local ingredients, seasonal produce, and a vision born from a truly unique corner of the world will earn this cookbook a permanent... (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
Staff Pick
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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Morimoto: The New Art of Japanese Cooking
Morimoto: The New Art of Japanese Cooking
by Masaharu Morimoto
Staff Pick
Morimoto is a standout among today's food celebrities, and his new book of Japanese cooking — filled with delicious, approachable recipes — has universal appeal. With more Americans being turned on to Japanese cuisine as a new way to enjoy... (read more)

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Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table
Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table
by Ruth Reichl
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In 1978, when Comfort Me with Apples opens, the young woman we met in Tender at the Bone is living in a Berkeley commune with her husband, soon to find herself at the center of a revolution in the American food industry. She's hardly settled into her... (read more)

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At Home with Madhur Jaffrey: Simple, Delectable Dishes from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka
At Home with Madhur Jaffrey: Simple, Delectable Dishes from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka
by Madhur Jaffrey
Staff Pick
Oooh, personal recipes from the kitchen of iconic Indian cook Madhur Jaffrey. Not all Americans have a handy kebab shop around the corner, and we are often too busy to spend a lot of time fussing about at the stove. Jaffrey deconstructs her favorite... (read more)

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Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong
Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong
by Jen Yates
Staff Pick
In this day and age, any book that can make me laugh out loud earns top o' the list. Some of the pictures in this book are hilarious in themselves, but Yates adds captions with humor ranging from subtle to over-the-top. Keep Cake Wrecks handy for when... (read more)

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Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything across Italy, India and Indonesia
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything across Italy, India and Indonesia
by Elizabeth Gilbert
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Not long after her thirtieth birthday, on the heels of an ugly divorce, Elizabeth Gilbert traveled for a year, to Italy, India, and finally Indonesia. In Italy she wanted to explore the art of pleasure (pasta, wine, handsome men speaking a beautiful... (read more)

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Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America's Farmers' Markets
Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America's Farmers' Markets
by Deborah Madison
Staff Pick
Over the years, Deborah Madison has taught us that what is fresh is always better than what is being shipped in. She focuses on this edict in Local Flavors by offering up recipes which make use of seasonal farmers markets. Chapters are deftly arranged by... (read more)

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Moonshine!: Recipes * Tall Tales * Drinking Songs * Historical Stuff * Knee-Slappers * How to Make It * How to Drink It * Pleasin'
Moonshine!: Recipes * Tall Tales * Drinking Songs * Historical Stuff * Knee-Slappers * How to Make It * How to Drink It * Pleasin'
by Matthew B. Rowley
Staff Pick
Wanna make hooch? Equipped with this book, you can definitely get your moonshining craft started right. Rowley presents the basics of distillation in a concise, fun-to-read manner. Plus, Moonshine! includes a fantastic bibliography for further firewater... (read more)

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My Life in France
My Life in France
by Julia Child and Alex Prud'homme
Staff Pick
An inspiring look at the life and times of the culinary genius, Julia Child's My Life in France is a good-humored memoir of her influential and transformative early experiences in France with her then new husband, Paul. Julia's devotees, as well as those... (read more)

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The New Basics Cookbook
The New Basics Cookbook
by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins
Staff Pick
Rosso and Lukins's New Basics is a fantastic overall cooking resource. I'm a bit of a cookbook nut, yet, of all the volumes on my shelves, this is the one that I regularly return to for ideas, guidance on the fundamentals (measurements, roasting time... (read more)

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The Pleasures of Cooking for One
The Pleasures of Cooking for One
by Judith Jones
Staff Pick
It's a rare cookbook that both the beginning cook and the experienced gourmet can enjoy. Judith Jones presents a lifetime's worth of cooking tips and advice; it's as if we are in her kitchen while she makes a simple yet seductive meal to share. While... (read more)

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Flavor
Flavor
by Rocco Dispirito
Staff Pick
Dispirito has put together a cookbook that is much better than the typical celebrity fare. He focuses on the four classic tastes: sweet, sour, bitter and salty. Each recipe includes essential information such as total cooking time, active cooking time... (read more)

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New Spanish Table
New Spanish Table
by Anya Von Bremzen
Staff Pick
Last Saturday, Mindy hosted a dinner party. Every recipe was lifted directly from The New Spanish Table. For three hours, we washed down mouth-watering small plates with Spanish wine (each guest brought a bottle). Goat Cheese-Stuffed Piquillo Peppers got... (read more)

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Pickles, Pigs and Whiskey: Recipes from My Three Favorite Food Groups (and Then Some)
Pickles, Pigs and Whiskey: Recipes from My Three Favorite Food Groups (and Then Some)
by John Currence
Staff Pick
I collect Southern cookbooks, and this is my new favorite. Currence, like all good Southerners, knows how to tell an entertaining tale that will make you want to pour a drink and pull out a cast-iron skillet to dive into his amazing recipes. He also... (read more)

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My Pizza: The Easy No-Knead Way to Make Spectacular Pizza at Home
My Pizza: The Easy No-Knead Way to Make Spectacular Pizza at Home
by Jim Lahey and Rick Flaste
Staff Pick
I am a pizza fanatic and thought I knew everything there was to know about making amazing pies at home. Jim Lahey took my pizza making to the next level. The book is worth it just for the simple oven technique he offers that helps make the most of your... (read more)

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Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany
Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany
by Bill Buford
Staff Pick
Much like Anthony Bourdain's sensational account of the culinary trenches of Amercian restaurant kitchens, Bill Buford's Heat gives readers an authentic look at his tenure as "kitchen slave" to celebrity chef Mario Batali. Including chapters on Batali's... (read more)

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The New Basics Cookbook
The New Basics Cookbook
by Julee Rosso
Staff Pick
Rosso and Lukins's New Basics is a fantastic overall cooking resource. I'm a bit of a cookbook nut, yet, of all the volumes on my shelves, this is the one that I regularly return to for ideas, guidance on the fundamentals (measurements, roasting time... (read more)

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Mission Street Food: Recipes and Ideas from an Improbable Restaurant
Mission Street Food: Recipes and Ideas from an Improbable Restaurant
by Karen Leibowitz and Anthony Myint
Staff Pick
This first book from McSweeney's new cookbook imprint perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the both the publisher and the featured restaurant. Mission Street Food (the restaurant) is a shifting entity that's difficult to define — and this... (read more)

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The Homebrewer's Garden: How to Easily Grow, Prepare, and Use Your Own Hops, Brewing Herbs, Malts
The Homebrewer's Garden: How to Easily Grow, Prepare, and Use Your Own Hops, Brewing Herbs, Malts
by Joe Fisher and Dennis Fisher
Staff Pick
A marriage of two of my all-time favorite things (beer and gardening), Joe and Dennis Fisher's The Homebrewer's Garden is an essential reference for any homebrewer looking to adopt a more holistic approach. With information on growing, preparing, and... (read more)

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