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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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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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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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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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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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The Eye of Minds (Morality Doctrine)
The Eye of Minds (Morality Doctrine)
by James Dashner
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The Eye of Minds is a modern tale about a teenage hero (and his friends) on a high-stakes, pressure-cooker quest. The gamer girl in me wants to live in Dashner's hopped-up, tricked-out virtual reality world, no matter how deadly and insane the adventure... (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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Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food
Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food
by Jeff Potter
Staff Pick
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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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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One-Yard Wonders: Look How Much You Can Make with Just One Yard of Fabric!
One-Yard Wonders: Look How Much You Can Make with Just One Yard of Fabric!
by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins
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With a few exceptions (namely all things baby- or dog-related, and the spats on page 147), the projects in this book are things I would actually use, wear, or proudly display in my home... and each of them requires a mere 36 inches of fabric! Whether you'... (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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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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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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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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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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Seams to Me: 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing
Seams to Me: 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing
by Anna Maria Horner
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New to sewing or need a refresher? With clear tutorials and an easy-to-follow layout, anybody can learn the skills to make all the projects in Seams to Me. The variety of projects straddle a big fat line between trendy, retro, traditional, and just... (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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Beautiful Creatures
Beautiful Creatures
by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
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Oh, what a fine, fat book this is. Beautiful Creatures plays out over 600+ pages, and every page is worthwhile. There are some wonderful, rich, and powerful sentences that need to be reread. The main character, Ethan, has a strong voice; you’ll wish... (read more)

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