Gricel Dominguez

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The Dragons, the Giant, the Women

Moore’s narrative style shines, weaving moments of lightness into a story of pain and conflict, family and war, loss and reunion. Recommended for readers of women’s stories and those interested in learning about African lived experience both on the continent and in the diaspora.
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The Vegetarian Silver Spoon: Classic and Contemporary Italian Recipes

While the recipes are intended to serve as stand-alone meals, many seem more suited to serve as sides rather than mains. Great options for home cooks looking to impress at a weekend dinner or potluck, but maybe not a weeknight meal.
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Pauli Murray: A Personal and Political Life

Recommended for readers with an academic interest in African American history, women’s history, and early 20th-century queer experience.
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Chi Spacca: A New Approach to American Cooking

These are not recipes that you can throw together on a weeknight; even the salads take some planning. A resource for experienced cooks and those looking for a challenge.

Falastin: A Cookbook

Perfect for home cooks wanting to try new flavors and explore Middle Eastern options.

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100 Techniques: Master a Lifetime of Cooking Skills, from Basic to Bucket List

Multiple recipes illustrating each technique allow for experimentation and different options to master each method. Perfect for newbies who want to impress or experienced cooks looking to level up.

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Pardiz: A Persian Food Journey

This is a personal journey as much as a food journey. The work has the feel of a travelog but might delve too close to coffee-table book territory for readers seeking a more traditional cookbook. That being said, the recipes are simple and easy to follow, with most of the ingredients readily accessible, and average cooks can easily find a new flavor to tease the palate.

Best Cooking & Food Books 2019

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