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Toro Bravo: Stories. Recipes. No Bull.
Toro Bravo: Stories. Recipes. No Bull.
by John Gorham and Liz Crain
Staff Pick
Gorham creates Spanish-style dishes with layered and complex flavors. Recipes are augmented with the personal history of their evolution in Gorham's kitchen, making Toro Bravo a bit like enjoying dining at the chef's table at this favorite Portland... (read more)

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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery
by Alan Bradley
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If Nancy Mitford wrote I Capture the Castle or Cold Comfort Farm and starred in them Harriet the Spy you'd have something close to the quirky charm of Bradley's Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. Even if you figure out the probable culprit before it's... (read more)

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Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
by Michael Moss
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Atlantic • The Huffington Post • Men’s Journal • MSN (U.K.) • Kirkus Reviews • Publishers Weekly #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Every year, the average American eats thirty-three... (read more)

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Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs
Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs
by David Grimm
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Cats and dogs were once wild animals. Today, they are family members and surrogate children. A little over a century ago, pets didn't warrant the meager legal status of property. Now, they have more rights and protections than any other animal in the... (read more)

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Put 'em Up!: A Comprehensive Home Preserving Guide for the Creative Cook, from Drying and Freezing to Canning and Pickling
Put 'em Up!: A Comprehensive Home Preserving Guide for the Creative Cook, from Drying and Freezing to Canning and Pickling
by Sherri Brooks Vinton
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If your cool aunt taught you how to preserve and make jam, Put 'em Up! would be the chronicle of her lessons. Sherri Brooks Vinton knows preserving, and she peppers the recipes with tips learned only through experience. Canning can even be a party... (read more)

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Unsaid
Unsaid
by Neil Abramson
Staff Pick
A ghost story, a love story, and a pet tale, Unsaid is raw, heartbreaking, and beautiful. While I read it, I felt as if every pet I've ever loved and lost was sitting by my side. Uplifting and bittersweet, it left me in tears, as only the best books will... (read more)

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Sarabeth's Bakery: From My Hands to Yours
Sarabeth's Bakery: From My Hands to Yours
by Sarabeth Levine
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A sure bet in a trip to New York City is a visit to one of Sarabeth's bakeries. For those of us enjoying "staycations," we now have Sarabeth's Bakery: From My Hands to Yours to bring a little fine baking to our meals. No longer do I have to dream of... (read more)

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Ottolenghi: The Cookbook
Ottolenghi: The Cookbook
by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi
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Anyone who likes food or cooking or eating will enjoy this deeply satisfying cookbook. The authors of Jerusalem: A Cookbook bring the Eastern-influenced flavor combinations from their popular U.K. restaurants into our American kitchens. All presented... (read more)

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In the Green Kitchen: Techniques to Learn by Heart
In the Green Kitchen: Techniques to Learn by Heart
by Alice Waters
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Alice Waters shows her roots as a former Montessori teacher in this book about learning simple kitchen basics. She calls in fellow master cooks to help demonstrate the techniques, such as David Chang on pickling, Lidia Bastianich on pasta, and Thomas... (read more)

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At Home: A Short History of Private Life
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
by Bill Bryson
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There is nothing on this planet that Bryson cannot make fascinating. In his hands, exploring the minutiae of his house becomes an adventure. (Granted, his house is a Victorian vicarage in Norfolk, England.) At Home is a joyful, chatty dip into the... (read more)

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Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving: 400 Delicious and Creative Recipes for Today
Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving: 400 Delicious and Creative Recipes for Today
by Judi Kingry
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When it comes to preserving, Ball really did write the book on it. This is a perfect choice for the beginner who wants a well-rounded introduction to safe preserving. Most of the recipes in Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving make use of the... (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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Avec Eric
Avec Eric
by Eric Ripert
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Piggyback along with three-star chef Eric Ripert as he travels in search of rustic inspiration. Mind you, this is "rustic" Ripert-style. Recipes in which he finds a harkening to artisanal roots are, in some cases, the fanciest recipes I've followed in a... (read more)

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Lotta Prints: How to Print with Anything, from Potatoes to Linoleum
Lotta Prints: How to Print with Anything, from Potatoes to Linoleum
by Lotta Jansdotter
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Another charmer from Lotta Jansdotter, Lotta Prints covers all the details you need to start embellishing your surfaces (fabric, paper, walls, etc.) with a variety of craft processes. I'm a big fan of potato printing, as recipients of my Christmas... (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
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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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Backyard Bounty: The Complete Guide to Year-Round Organic Gardening in the Pacific Northwest
Backyard Bounty: The Complete Guide to Year-Round Organic Gardening in the Pacific Northwest
by Linda Gilkeson
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Ah, master gardener Linda Gilkeson, you so had me at "Grow the most food in the smallest space (with the least work)." Backyard Bounty is truly a complete guide. Not only is there help with planning and planting, Gilkeson also shares advice for ailing... (read more)

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At Home: A Short History of Private Life
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
by Bill Bryson
Staff Pick
There is nothing on this planet that Bryson cannot make fascinating. In his hands, exploring the minutiae of his house becomes an adventure. (Granted, his house is a Victorian vicarage in Norfolk, England.) At Home is a joyful, chatty dip into the... (read more)

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Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food
Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food
by Jeff Potter
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Cooking for Geeks is not only one of my favorite cookbooks of 2010, it may be one of my top five books of the year, period. It's that readable. I'd say that Jeff Potter is like Harold McGee or Alton Brown for the nerd herd, but, really, any DIY foodista... (read more)

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The Pleasures of Cooking for One
The Pleasures of Cooking for One
by Judith Jones
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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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Amy Barickman's Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion, and Fun
Amy Barickman's Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion, and Fun
by Amy Barickman
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Amy Barickman's Vintage Notions is a charming, joyful book. Barickman takes a look back to the homemakers of the 1920s and '30s to inspire today's hardworking DIYer. I enjoyed this more for creative encouragement than hands-on guidance for crafting and... (read more)

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