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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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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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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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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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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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Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook
Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook
by Anthony Bourdain
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In Medium Raw, Bourdain expounds on food topics far and wide, with the self-deprecating and biting honesty that fans have come to love. His description of an encounter with Food Network's Sandra Lee is both hilarious and deeply scary.... (read more)

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Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes
Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes
by Mark Bittman
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Do you want to lead a healthier, more sustainable life? If so, let Food Matters be your common-sense guide to slimming your waistline and your carbon footprint. Bittman examines the energy and calories it takes to produce a meal before it even lands on... (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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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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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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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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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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A Traveller in Time
A Traveller in Time
by Alison Uttley
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I am so glad to see A Traveller in Time back in print in hardback. This is a childhood favorite of mine, one I have reread many times. The story of time-traveling Penelope is haunting, but in an earthy way, as she visits a noble farm of the 16th... (read more)

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How to Cook the Perfect Day
How to Cook the Perfect Day
by Nikki McClure
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Equal parts art book and recipe collection, this darling volume is everything you'd expect from the lovely Nikki McClure. Featuring her iconic paper-cut illustrations along with simple recipes, the artist's rendition of her "perfect food day" will... (read more)

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The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion and Cooking Manual
The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion and Cooking Manual
by Frank Falcinelli and Frank Castronovo and Peter Meehan
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I love good trattorias, and after a visit I often vow to recreate the menu at home. But often the clear and full flavor from the trat eludes my effort. The Frankies Spuntino has tips for getting that simple, delightful taste into your home cooking. This... (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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97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement
97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement
by Jane Ziegelman
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I love looking at history through the telescope of a particular subject, in this case, the food of New York immigrants at the turn of the century. Not so very long ago, our hot dogs, bagels, and lasagna were exotic introductions to this country... (read more)

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