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Help Yourself: A Guide to Gut Health for People Who Love Delicious Food

This is not a weight-loss cookbook, and Hunt doesn’t intend it to be. Instead, she considers it a starting point for anyone living with chronic illness or autoimmune disease to get ideas and inspiration. A worthy follow-up to Healthyish that can more than stand on its own.

Chocolate Is Forever: Classic Cakes, Cookies, Pastries, Pies, Puddings, Candies, Confections, and More

A highly recommended, extremely well-produced collection of Heatter’s best recipes. Perfect for all experience levels.

One Pot Feeds All

This approachable cookbook is about the food; the recipes take front and center stage with only a short introduction and a comprehensive index framing them. A treat for novice to advance cooks who want to focus on using a single pot.
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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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Tequila & Tacos: A Guide to Spirited Pairings

Readers ready to experiment with tacos and their accompanying tequila cocktails will appreciate these delicious, easy-to-follow recipes and tasty cocktail pairings.

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Super Sourdough: The Foolproof Guide to Making World-Class Bread at Home

Morton’s enthusiasm and knowledge about sourdough are undeniable and his candid voice speaking to home bakers is refreshing. Recommended for new and experienced bakers alike.

Baking Gold: How To Bake (Almost) Everything with 3 Doughs, 2 Batters, and 1 Magic Mix

Great for beginning to intermediate bakers, and a perfect addition to all culinary collections.

Everyone Can Bake: Simple Recipes To Master and Mix

A delightful and inspiring cookbook that guides bakers of all levels through the mix-and-match mentality of experienced pastry chefs. Highly recommended for established fans of Ansel and creative recipe construction.
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A Feast of Serendib

Readers interested in Sri Lankan or regional cuisine will be intrigued, as will those seeking more about the evolution of food as culture.
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The Brain Boosting Diet: Feed Your Memory

A helpful resource that blends beneficial health tips and exciting science facts.
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Simply Living Well: A Guide to Creating a Natural, Low-Waste Home

Readers new to the book’s concepts will appreciate the detailed shopping and resource lists, as well as the variety of practices they can try integrating into their own homes. All will appreciate the research and the explanations that inform without overwhelming.
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How To Drink Without Drinking: Celebratory Alcohol-Free Drinks for Any Time of the Day

This satisfying work provides plenty of options for those choosing to forego alcohol, creating an accessible companion to Clare Liardet’s Dry.
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Bakerita: 100+ No-Fuss Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Refined Sugar-Free Recipes for the Modern Baker

A great choice for health-conscious bakers interested in exploring flavors beyond the nut-and-chocolate staples prevalent in gluten-free and vegan baking.
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Bowls: Vibrant Recipes with Endless Possibilities

Home cooks can either follow the recipes exactly or adjust them to suit their own tastes, allowing both novices and veterans to find something useful and delicious in this fun, innovative offering.
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Signature Dishes That Matter

This nice blend of food and travelog is a natural fit for large collections of culinary history and food tourism.
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Wine Girl: The Obstacles, Humiliations, and Triumphs of America’s Youngest Sommelier

While informative about what it takes to become a sommelier, the focus of this moving memoir is more on James’s personal journey.
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My Korea: Traditional Flavors, Modern Recipes

A rare restaurant cookbook that will work well in a home kitchen, this collection is more refined in flavors and techniques than Maangchi’s Big Book of Korean Cooking.
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Always Home: A Daughter’s Recipes & Stories

This heartwarming, feel-good, highly recommended memoir will appeal to fans of cooking, culinary travels, and family ties.
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Rage Baking: The Transformative Power of Flour, Fury, and Women’s Voices (A Cookbook with More Than 50 Recipes)

This resource will satisfy those looking for an outlet to quell their angst and bake some fantastic treats. An engaging choice for teens and up.
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Vegetable Kingdom: The Abundant World of Vegan Recipes

New and experienced cooks will find flavor-forward vegan dishes, complete with a curated playlist, in this worthy successor to the author’s previous books, which also stands on its own.
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The Baja California Cookbook: Exploring the Good Life in Mexico

These masterful recipes and vivid photographs will transport any home chef to Baja.

Fix It with Food: More Than 125 Recipes To Address Autoimmune Issues and Inflammation; A Cookbook

Brimming with creativity and personality, this cookbook sets itself apart with innovative ideas for those living with autoimmune diseases and anyone looking for delicious, easy-to-follow recipes that will please one or a crowd.
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Oaxaca: The Food of the Region, and of LA’s Legendary Restaurant Guelaguetza

From the recipe for traditional masa, used to make tortillas, to moles that form the base of many recipes, the simple instructions and lavish photographs make this a delightful cookbook, suitable for anyone with an interest in traditional Mexican food.
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Cookies for Everyone: 99 Deliciously Customizable Bakeshop Recipes

Fans of Martha Stewart’s Cookies: The Very Best Treats To Bake and To Share, and just about any cookie baker can find something to love here.
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Mastering Spice: Recipes and Techniques to Transform Your Everyday Cooking

For any home chef ready to demystify and master the world of spices.
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Simple Fruit: Seasonal Recipes for Baking, Poaching, Sautéing, and Roasting

A welcome addition to any library collection, and an ideal resource for beginner to intermediate bakers.

Ultimate Veg

Anyone with an interest in healthier cooking will enjoy the accessible, uncomplicated, yet tasty, approach to plant-based recipes from a chef focused on food activism.
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Simply Real Eating: Everyday Recipes and Rituals for a Healthy Life Made Simple

Adler offers ways to get a healthy, attractive meal on the table quickly. Purchase where there is interest.
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The Goodful Cookbook: Simple and Balanced Recipes to Live Well

An approachable volume that will appeal to readers interested in healthful cooking with realistic expectations.
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The Side Dish Bible: 1001 Perfect Recipes for Every Vegetable, Rice, Grain, and Bean Dish You Will Ever Need

Don’t know what to make for your next potluck or dinner party? This book offers a wealth of ideas and is a natural fit for public libraries with expansive cooking collections.
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Sous Vide: Better Home Cooking: A Cookbook

For the adventurous cook looking to expand their repertoire, this book offers plenty of recipes to try.
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Cool Beans: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking with the World’s Most Versatile Plant-Based Protein, with 125 Recipes

An eclectic collection of recipes, where Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and Southern American cuisines follow one on the heels of another. For home cooks looking to try something new.
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Japanese Home Cooking: Simple Meals, Authentic Flavors

A delight to browse, and sure to appeal to those keen to explore Japanese cooking further. Highly recommended for any culinary collection.
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Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over

If Roman’s wildly popular first cookbook, Dining In, is any indication, this title will be in high demand; recommended as a first purchase.

The Jewish Cookbook

Essential for its wealth of recipes representing how Jewish communities around the world have collectively crafted a marvelous cuisine. Jewish and non-Jewish readers alike are certain to find many enticing, delicious ideas for trying in the kitchen.
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Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors From My Israeli Kitchen

A solid choice for fans of flavorful Israeli cuisine or Middle Eastern food in general. Suggest with Leah Koenig's encyclopedic The Jewish Cookbook, which includes a broad view of historical Jewish food.

Lateral Cooking: One Dish Leads to Another

A joy for any serious cook.

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No Gluten, No Problem Pizza: 75+ Recipes for Every Craving—from Thin Crust to Deep Dish, New York to Naples

Recommended for anyone gluten-free as well as pizza lovers who will enjoy experimenting with the dozen or so flours used.
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The Multi-Cooker Baby Food Cookbook: 100 Easy Recipes for Your Slow Cooker, Pressure Cooker, or Multi-Cooker

This handy resource offers many ideas and strategies for making your own baby food.

Sushi Modoki: The Japanese Art and Craft of Vegan Sushi

A welcome title for those with even a passing interest in plant-based culinary options.

Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African-American Cooking

More than a cookbook, this collection of recipes offers an excellent starting point for anyone interested in African American culinary history.

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America’s Test Kitchen Twentieth Anniversary TV Show Cookbook: Best-Ever Recipes from the Most Successful Cooking Show on TV

Despite some flaws, this volume would be helpful for home cooks interested in honing their techniques and building upon a base repertoire of recipes.
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Two Peas & Their Pod Cookbook: Favorite Everyday Recipes from Our Family Kitchen

For home cooks looking to expand their repertoire and/or host a low-stakes gathering.

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How To Dress an Egg: Surprising and Simple Ways To Cook Dinner

This collection of varied and delicious suggestions for dressing up basic key recipes is recommended for home cooks looking to add some flair to their meals.

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Half the Sugar, All the Love: 100 Easy, Low-Sugar Recipes for Every Meal of the Day

Refreshing in its approach and accessible for most home cooks (and their children), this collection delivers on its promise of simple recipes for every meal.
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Flour Lab: An At-Home Guide to Baking with Freshly Milled Grains

Recommended for home cooks looking to up their game using freshly milled flour, whether purchased from an artisanal mill or produced at home.

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Bread on the Table: Recipes for Making and Enjoying Europe’s Most Beloved Breads

Recommended for home bread bakers of all calibers.
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The Joys of Baking: Recipes and Stories for a Sweet Life

A truly exceptional first book geared for bakers of all levels.
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The Book of Eating: Adventures in Professional Gluttony

Recommended for readers interested in the changing roles of food critics and the evolving nature of food writing in the digital age.
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Duchess at Home: Sweet & Savoury Recipes from My Home to Yours

The distinctly French-Canadian flavor of these recipes, and the challenge they present, will tempt bakers and cooks alike.
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From the Oven to the Table

An appealing resource for home cooks, curious dabblers, serious chefs who appreciate pairings and combinations, and afficionados of dark-meat chicken.
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Baking with Kim-Joy: Cute and Creative Bakes To Make You Smile

Intrepid bakers of all skill levels will find inspiration in Kim-Joy’s whimsical creations, but experienced bakers will be best served by her advanced techniques and/or specialized kitchen equipment.
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The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook

A beautiful book for Downton Abbey lovers and serious traditional cooks.
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How To Cocktail: Recipes and Techniques for Building the Best Drinks

A thorough and helpful introduction to cocktail making from the perspective of the home cook.
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Kosher Style: Over 100 Jewish Recipes for the Modern Cook

An attractive and practical cookbook that is recommended for medium and large culinary collections.
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Rachael Ray 50: Memories and Meals from a Sweet and Savory Life: A Cookbook

Ray’s fans and everyday cooks will find an engaging book full of good food and great stories.
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Vegan Everything: 100 Easy Recipes for Any Craving—From Bagels to Burgers, Tacos to Ramen

New and longstanding vegan cooks and plant-focused generalists will appreciate the emphasis on variety and generally simple preparations.

Joy of Cooking: 2019 Edition Fully Revised and Updated

In an era when thousands of recipes are at our fingertips online, this classic collection proves its worth as a source of dependable culinary guidance and reliable recipes; a first purchase.

South: Essential Recipes and New Explorations

Brimming with exquisite interpretations of Southern cooking, this is a great collection for intermediate to advanced cooks looking to broaden their culinary repertoire.
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Ama: A Modern Tex-Mex Kitchen

If you are in the market for some delicious and authentic Tex-Mex cooking, this collection would be an optimal place to start.
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The Perfect Pie: Your Ultimate Guide to Classic and Modern Pies, Tarts, Galettes, and More

With obsessively tested classic and creative recipes, America’s Test Kitchen offers everything you’ll ever need to know about making pie.
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The Most Spectacular Restaurant in the World: The Twin Towers, Windows on the World, and the Rebirth of New York

The author begins and concludes with accounts from 9/11, effectively capturing the shock and brutality of that day and its enduring aftermath, ultimately crafting a celebration of the city’s ingenuity, strength, and resilience. Thoughtful and engaging and highly recommended for growing culinary history collections.
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Maangchi’s Big Book of Korean Cooking: From Everyday Meals to Celebration Cuisine

Anyone with an interest in Korean cooking will enjoy this attractive volume, whether they want a quick meal or something more ambitious.
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Delish Insane Sweets: Bake Yourself a Little Crazy; 100+ Cookies, Bars, Bites, and Treats

A straightforward compilation of treats that will appeal to novice and experienced bakers alike.

Women on Food: Charlotte Druckman and 115 Writers, Chefs, Critics, Television Stars, and Eaters

Druckman’s lively work will appeal to anyone interested in the behind-the-scenes of the food industry, including the less glamorous aspects.
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Where I Come From: Life Lessons from a Latino Chef

Highly recommended for foodies and memoir aficionados.
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Milk Street: The New Rules; Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook

Highly recommended for fans of Kimball and Cook’s Illustrated, with delicious recipes and sound techniques to improve and spice up everyday cooking routines.
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Canal House: Cook Something; Recipes To Rely On

Newer cooks will find clear instructions for basics and encouragement for tweaking, such as varied takes on sautéed chicken thighs. More experienced cooks will enjoy surprising combinations, including lentils with roasted beets or lamb meatballs with saffron and currants. This lovely book will inspire anyone to get in the kitchen and cook.

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Lasagna: A Baked Pasta Cookbook

Pasta cookbooks are always popular, and public libraries should have their shelves stocked. This solid resource will satisfy those in pursuit of new lasagna ideas.
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Poilâne: The Secrets of the World-Famous Bread Bakery

Recommended for all artisanal bread lovers, people eating more grains, and some Francophiles, too.
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The Art of Escapism Cooking: A Survival Story, with Intensely Good Flavors

If ever a cookbook could be described as exciting, this one would be it. Highly recommended.
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Skillet Love: From Steak to Cake: More Than 150 Recipes in One Cast-Iron Pan

This is a strong addition to the cookbook section at any public library. Byrn makes a solid case for the multipurpose appliance along with many mouthwatering recipes.

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Food52 Dynamite Chicken: 60 Never-Boring Recipes for Your Favorite Bird; A Cookbook

For anyone tired of the same old chicken recipes, home cooks interested in a new take on an old favorite, or those looking to get started on an easily accessible ingredient.

Shuk: From Market to Table, the Heart of Israeli Home Cooking

A colorful, flavorful tour of the many tastes of Israel, as well as many other Middle Eastern favorites, nicely packaged for home chefs.

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All About Dinner: Expert Advice for Everyday Meals

A solid and attractive addition for any home cook.
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American Cuisine: And How It Got This Way

Purchase for medium and large collections where books about food history are in demand.
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Pastry Love: A Baker’s Journal of Favorite Recipes

An excellent volume of recipes that will work for bakers at any level.
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The NoMad Cocktail Book

A meticulous guide to inventive cocktails, with behind-the-scenes information on drink-making at the NoMad Bar.
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Last Call: Bartenders on Their Final Drink and the Wisdom and Rituals of Closing Time

Parsons alternates between direct interviews and storytelling, which leads to a slightly inconsistent writing style that makes the book less smooth to read. Still, he manages to offer a thoughtful and enjoyable book that will delight cocktail aficionados and lovers of bars alike.
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Cannelle et Vanille: Nourishing, Gluten-Free Recipes for Every Meal and Mood

Recommended for home cooks with experience in the kitchen and those looking to expand their gluten-free options. These are flexible meals to impress.
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Gluten-Free Baking At Home: 102 Foolproof Recipes for Delicious Breads, Cakes, Cookies, and More

A lovingly precise collection of gluten-free baking classics, stunning yet never showy. Highly recommended for bakers of all skill levels.
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Cooking for Good Times: Super Delicious, Super Simple

Good for minimalists, aspiring novice cooks, and Avec fans. Purchase where there is interest.
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Alpine Cooking: Recipes and Stories from Europe’s Grand Mountaintops

A wide variety of readers, and their friends, will enjoy the kaleidoscope of recipes, photos, history, and anecdotes.
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Kiln to Kitchen: Favorite Recipes from Beloved North Carolina Potters

Anyone who has bought a beautiful hand-thrown vessel at an art fair and then wondered what to do with it will appreciate this attractive book, as will home cooks and fans of ceramics in general.
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Weeknight Baking: Recipes To Fit Your Schedule

An optional purchase presenting straightforward recipes that will appeal to fans of Lopez and those who want advice on how to bake with limited free time.
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The New Orleans Kitchen: Classic Recipes and Modern Techniques for an Unrivaled Cuisine

Less about archetypal New Orleans than about modern Southern dining, this work combines flavors, techniques, and ingredients from Europe and the Americas into a cuisine all its own. The dishes themselves are not mashups by any means, but the combined result is a tour well beyond Bourbon St. Recommended for regional cookbook collections.
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Whole Food Cooking Every Day: Transform the Way You Eat with 250 Vegetarian Recipes Free of Gluten, Dairy, and Refined Sugar

Nicely illustrated with close-up color photographs, this book encourages cooks to try new ingredients and techniques to make healthier food but may be a little advanced for some audiences.

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The Gaijin Cookbook: Japanese Recipes from a Chef, Father, Eater, and Lifelong Outsider

Orkin and Ying make Japanese favorites accessible to fellow gaijin. A great book for Japanophiles and home cooks looking for an intro to the country’s cuisine.

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Bigger Bolder Baking: A Fearless Approach to Baking Anytime, Anywhere

An excellent selection of unfussy desserts that serve equally well for daily treats or special occasions.

POK POK Noodles: Recipes from Thailand and Beyond

A stunning work of culinary art that will catch the interest of readers interested in Thai cuisine, food history, or even simply noodles. Advanced cooks eager to learn new techniques and cuisines will also appreciate.

The Food of Sichuan

With the original still considered one of the best sources on Sichuan cooking, this new edition is a must-have for anyone interested in authentic Chinese cuisine.

Bish Bash Bosh! Your Favorites; All Plants

A true celebration of plant-based cooking, this book is highly recommended for complete beginners who want to get started.

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Antoni in the Kitchen

The Queer Eye star’s first cookbook is sure to appeal to the show’s many fans and foodies alike; an essential purchase.

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Living Bread: Tradition and Innovation in Artisan Bread Making

Recommended for serious home bread bakers.

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JGV: A Life in 12 Recipes

Vongerichten’s book is a gem for those interested in a culinary career and a breezy, fun read for anyone who enjoys memoirs and success stories.

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Kid Food: The Challenge of Feeding Children in a Highly Processed World

A fascinating look at the industry of children’s food and a practical guide for parent’s seeking to teach their children how to eat healthfully.

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Let’s Make Ramen! A Comic Book Cookbook

While there are several ramen cookbooks available, few are as fun, and serious, as this one.

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Sweet Nature: A Cook’s Guide to Using Honey and Maple Syrup

With plenty of variation and flavor, this book will be enjoyed by everyday cooks as well as foodies.

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Burn the Place: A Memoir

A well-written and honest chef memoir, both rough and charming.

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Classic: Delicious, No-Fuss Recipes from Mary’s New BBC Series

This book will appeal to anglophiles, lovers and dabblers of British cuisine, and home cooks looking for some added elegance in their stir-fry.

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