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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.
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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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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.

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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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.

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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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The Peach Truck Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes for All Things Peach

Southerners and peach lovers will appreciate this cookbook, but anyone who enjoys feel-good stories of successful family-run businesses will eat it up too.

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The Truffle Underground: A Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and Manipulation in the Shadowy Market of the World’s Most Expensive Fungus

Jacobs brings the reader on a fascinating journey that will be enjoyed both by foodies and by travel lovers.

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Icing on the Cake: Baking and Decorating Simple, Stunning Desserts at Home

With an eye-catching design and plenty of dazzling photographs, Huff’s book is sure to be a hit with experienced bakers wanting to learn advanced techniques for creating Instagram-worthy desserts; highly recommended.

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Simple Cake: All You Need To Keep Your Friends and Family in Cake

A love letter to the power of unfussy baking, family celebrations, and simple experiences. For novice bakers, bakers with children, and cake-eating minimalists.

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Burn the Ice: The American Culinary Revolution and Its End

A solid selection for medium and large collections where food memoirs fly off the shelves.

Love and Lemons Every Day: More Than 100 Bright, Plant-Forward Recipes for Every Meal

In addition to their blog followers, cooks wanting fresh vegan and vegetarian recipes with a stylish, well-designed approach will want this book.

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Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greatest Chef in the World

Part travelog, part memoir, this is a quick, delightful read difficult to categorize but easy to enjoy. Recommended for collections where memoirs and travel writing are popular.

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Cooking with Miss Quad: Live, Laugh, Love and Eat

Fans and Southern food enthusiasts alike will enjoy the “relaxed but exciting” takes on Southern favorites.

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Weber’s Ultimate Grilling: A Step-By-Step Guide to Barbecue Genius

This terrific book about grilling is guaranteed to help the new BBQer and offer ideas to seasoned veterans.

The Whole Okra: A Seed to Stem Celebration

Foodies, gardeners, and those who wish to push their own taste buds are encouraged to embrace the anthropomorphizing of okra and take a deep dive into its many possibilities. Readers will be inspired by this work’s cultural context, growing tips, and recipes from highly acclaimed author interviewees such as Leah Penniman (Farming While Black), Sandor Katz (Wild Fermentation), and Marcus Samuelsson (The Soul of a New Cuisine).

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Drive-Thru Dreams: A Journey Through the Heart of America’s Fast-Food Kingdom

Recommended for popular culture and behavioral economics readers.

Bazaar: Vibrant Vegetarian Recipes

An ancient cuisine expanded with a world of distinct flavors; readers will find dishes to savor again and again.

Aloha Kitchen: Recipes from Hawai’i

There aren’t many recent titles that cover Hawaiian cooking so thoroughly or beautifully. If you can’t get to Hawaii for a plate lunch soon, this book will set you up.

Getting What We Need Ourselves: How Food Has Shaped African American Life

A must-read for all seriously interested in concepts of black identities and the significance of food in shaping those concepts.

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Family: New Vegetarian Comfort Food To Nourish Every Day

McKinnon delivers a strong selection of vegetarian recipes that can suit a variety of tastes. Recommended for medium and large collections where vegetarian cookbooks are in demand.

Ruffage: A Practical Guide to Vegetables

Crammed with exciting ideas that encourage creativity, this lively book will quickly become an essential item in the home cook’s library.

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Serious Eater: A Food Lover’s Perilous Quest for Pizza and Redemption

An exciting read for fans of the site and those interested in the start-up process from one who has been there.

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The Peached Tortilla: Modern Asian Comfort Food from Tokyo to Texas

This cookbook with a great background story and delicious sounding mashups, such as pad thai tacos and banana Nutella spring rolls, is recommended for extensive cookbook collections.

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My Mexico City Kitchen: Recipes and Convictions

This simple yet authentic and extensive collection could easily replace every other Mexican cookbook in your library’s collection.

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The Way We Eat Now: How the Food Revolution Has Transformed Our Lives, Our Bodies, and Our World

Much more than another culinary history, this is a fascinating read for both foodies and sociologists alike.

Heavenly Vegan Dals & Curries

A surprising collection of easy, healthy dishes showcasing the variability of vegan meals. Recommended for both vegans and nonvegans alike
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Pesto: The Modern Mother Sauce; More Than 90 Inventive Recipes That Start with Homemade Pestos

Beginning and experienced home cooks alike will find inspiration in this vibrant, accessible guide to pesto
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Martha Stewart’s Grilling: 125+ Recipes for Gatherings Large and Small

A great choice for readers looking to add variety to their grilling routine, or for those who are interested in learning how to grill for the first time

Baking at République: Masterful Techniques and Recipes

A wonderful debut, with well-written and easy-to-understand advice. Recommended for advanced beginner to intermediate bakers.

The Brisket Chronicles: How To Barbecue, Braise, Smoke, and Cure the World's Most Epic Cut of Meat

A well-designed layout and color photos enhance this excellent guide that is sure to please brisket aficionados.

Happiness Is Baking: Cakes, Pies, Tarts, Muffins, Brownies, Cookies; Favorite Desserts from the Queen of Cake

An excellent collection for novice bakers as well as those who enjoy learning how to bake with precision (and why it matters).

Dinner for Everyone: 100 Iconic Dishes Made 3 Ways

With a thoughtful and global range of recipes and clear instructions using easily available ingredients, this cleverly conceived cookbook is a winner for all types of cooks, especially those wishing to enhance their skills.

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