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Grist: A Practical Guide to Cooking Grains, Beans, Seeds, and Legumes

Berens demystifies grains, seeds, and legumes with her suggestions. An essential guide for home chefs looking to cook more than white rice and canned beans.

Baking for the Holidays: 50+ Treats for a Festive Season

This approachable guide to baking for the holidays offers plenty of inspiration for bakers of all levels; it's a delightful seasonal complement to Kieffer's hit 100 Cookies.


Chetna’s 30 Minute Indian: Quick and Easy Everyday Meals

The reliability of Makan’s recipes and her personable, confident voice ensure that this collection will be a go-to for home cooks seeking creative inspiration for midweek meals. A welcome addition to Makan’s range of popular cookbooks.

Baking with Dorie: Sweet, Salty & Simple

Greenspan’s latest is an essential collection for bakers with mid-level experience and skills (and, ideally, a stand mixer).

Bavel: Modern Recipes Inspired by the Middle East

Bavel, both the restaurant and the cookbook, offers a rich selection of Middle Eastern–inspired dishes featuring the chefs’ signature touch and a bright L.A. twist. Fans of the restaurant and home cooks looking for inventive flavors will want to take a look.

Everyday Dinners: Real-Life Recipes To Set Your Family Up for a Week of Success

Merchant offers some inventive, appealing suggestions for making dinner with minimal time and effort. Her method of meal prepping in short bursts will appeal to beginner home cooks looking for a structured dinnertime strategy, but anyone responsible for serving family dinners will find inspiration here.

Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, Recipes, and Stories

This collection of family-friendly dishes that are on repeat in the Lawson household is sure to become a favorite for devotees and new readers alike.

Milk Street: Tuesday Nights Mediterranean; 125 Simple Weeknight Recipes from the World’s Healthiest Cuisine

Milk Street’s winning formula for creating maximum flavor, balanced with weeknight convenience, shines here, and fans of Tuesday Nights will eagerly embrace this new collection. Highly recommended for all libraries.


Mister Jiu’s in Chinatown: Recipes and Stories from the Birthplace of Chinese American Food

Rewarding for home cooks seeking a unique technical challenge and readers looking for a deeper understanding and appreciation of Chinese American cuisine. The dessert chapter, with recipes and narrative by Mister Jiu’s pastry chef Melissa Chou, is a particular highlight.

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