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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 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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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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The Essential "New York Times" Cookbook: Classic Recipes for a New Century
The Essential "New York Times" Cookbook: Classic Recipes for a New Century
by Amanda Hesser
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The Essential "New York Times" Cookbook is the story of American cooking, and is an important book for any culinary library or recipe-crammed kitchen bookshelf. Massively researched, every recipe was taste-tested anew before it earned a spot on these... (read more)

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Old Man Drinks: Recipes, Advice, and Barstool Wisdom
Old Man Drinks: Recipes, Advice, and Barstool Wisdom
by Robert Schnakenberg
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At first I liked Old Man Drinks for the geezer aphorisms. Then I noticed the drinks. These are workingman drinks of yesteryear and today — drinks you can order in any bar in any neighborhood in America without getting the stink eye from the bartender... (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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A fascinating look into the fast food industry. Moss does a creditable job of remaining unbiased while exposing the unhealthy backroom politics of big-brand marketing. An informative and startling read, this book will be a reference title for years to... (read more)

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Amigurumi (Complete Idiot's Guides)
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Amigurumi (Complete Idiot's Guides)
by June Gilbank
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This is the reference book on amigurumi. Gilbank doesn't just give you patterns, she gives you the knowledge to create your own from-scratch creatures. Want to recreate amigurumi of your own pooch or kitty or fishy? Gilbank can take you there. This isn't... (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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Dreaming of Dior (10 Edition)
Dreaming of Dior (10 Edition)
by Charlotte Smith
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Dreaming of Dior is one of the most engaging fashion books I've seen in years. It's filled with full-page illustrations based on Doris Darnell's extensive clothing collection, and each illustration comes with the factual story of the real woman who wore... (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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The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook
The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook
by Rachel Saunders
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Can't get to the Bay area to get your Blue Chair fix? Make your own Blue Chair jam with this beautiful, beautiful cookbook. The recipes run the gamut, from basic to gently nuanced to deliciously spirited. And yummy! And beautiful. Did I mention beautiful?... (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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Piece in the Hoop: 20 Quilt Projects + 40 Machine Embroidery Designs [With DVD]
Piece in the Hoop: 20 Quilt Projects + 40 Machine Embroidery Designs [With DVD]
by Larisa Bland
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Machine embroiderers are massive lovers of in-the-hoop projects, and Piece in the Hoop puts a new spin on the technique by combining quilting with hoop work. These make the tidiest quilt blocks ever. The projects include a bookmark that I would love to... (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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Toro Bravo: Stories. Recipes. No Bull.
Toro Bravo: Stories. Recipes. No Bull.
by John Gorham and Liz Crain
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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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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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The New Best Recipe (Best Recipe)
The New Best Recipe (Best Recipe)
by Cooks Illustrated
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Need to make cornbread? Roast a turkey? Make really tasty waffles? This is the cookbook I grab when I need recipes that work. Short on the eye candy, long on good explanations and extremely useful tips and techniques.... (read more)

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D.I.Y. Delicious: Recipes and Ideas for Simple Food from Scratch
D.I.Y. Delicious: Recipes and Ideas for Simple Food from Scratch
by Vanessa Barrington
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D.I.Y. Delicious offers ideas for cooking real food, without the jumping-on-the-bandwagon feeling you get from some slow-food cookbooks. This book is great for the cook who is still new to the kitchen, but is also a welcome guide for the seasoned cook... (read more)

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I Know How to Cook
I Know How to Cook
by Ginette Mathiot
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If you are a French kid setting out for your first apartment, this is the cookbook your parents will send you off with. If you are an American and want to add a simple, flavorful, French twist to your home cooking, put this on your bookshelf. I Know How... (read more)

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