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by Michelle Anne Schingler

Restaurateur Amanda Ruben makes two generations of Ruben women who fell into cooking as a joyous career. Flipping through her tantalizing new cookbook, it’s easy to understand why she was propelled to parlay her recipes, with their... Read More

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by Rebecca Foster

"Bakeland", the first cookbook from photographer and graphic designer Marit Hovland, is full of creative and impressively detailed sweet treats that provide a “tasty trip through an entire year of Norwegian nature.” Arranged by... Read More

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Six Basic Cooking Techniques

by Eric Patterson

Jennifer Clair distills years of teaching cooking classes into a useful manual for becoming a more rounded home cook. Each technique receives one chapter, with numerous recipes and illustrative photographs as helpful aids. What makes... Read More

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Miracle Brew

by Matt Sutherland

Civilization befell humanity in spurts of luck and cleverness: managing fire, sharing food, affection communicated in the gift of a flower, speech, discovering that a bunch of ripe grapes left in the hollow of a boulder or grain soaked... Read More

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The Fragrant Pantry

by Katie Asher

Bissell’s book offers an in-depth look at creating and storing all sorts of fruit and floral products, complete with savory dish suggestions, creative pairings, and a compelling and interesting narrative. "The Fragrant Pantry" is a... Read More

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Eat Mesquite and More

by Melissa Wuske

Diverse recipes aptly convey both the bounty and the natural Eat Mesquite and More: A Cookbook for Sonoran Desert Foods and Living is an inviting tribute to a region and its naturally delicious cuisine. Recipes fill the bulk of the... Read More

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The Potatopia Cookbook

by Eric Patterson

"The Potatopia Cookbook" successfully introduces home cooks to the wide world of potato cookery. Potatoes are everywhere, and in "The Potatopia Cookbook", Allen Dikker takes readers on a culinary journey guided by the simple, often... Read More

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