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‘The Curse of Penryth Hall’ by Jess Armstrong | Mystery Debut of the Month

Mother-Daughter Murder Night

Insightful and frequently funny analysis of family dynamics wrapped up in a cleverly crafted cozy crime novel.

The Complete Book of French Cooking: Classic Recipes and Techniques

While there is the occasional lost-in-culinary-translation moment (French cheese straws are nothing like their American or British appetizer equivalent), this exhaustive, authoritative guide to classic French cuisine is an excellent starting point for anyone hoping to master the art of French cooking.

The Chocolate Spoon: Italian Sweets from the Silver Spoon

There is no dearth of excellent works dedicated to chocolate cookery, including Alice Medrich’s groundbreaking Bittersweet and Le Cordon Bleu Chocolate Bible, but this book earns its own well-deserved spot on cookbook shelves in homes and libraries.

Jacques Pépin Cooking My Way: Recipes and Techniques for Economical Cooking

After 30 cookbooks and more than eight decades spent in kitchens both in Europe and the States, Pépin (Jacques Pépin Art of the Chicken) proves he still knows how to educate and engage home cooks.

Noon: Simple Recipes for Scrumptious Midday Meals and More

Perfect for experienced cooks, who will relish Peters’s imaginative takes on classic dishes as well as her inspired original culinary creations, and those new to the kitchen, who will feel empowered by the clear, easy-to-follow format and welcoming tone of the recipes.

Fitwaffle’s Baked in One: 100 Desserts Using Just One Pan

Newly minted cooks will find this a straightforward and encouraging entry point to the world of baking.

Love Is a Pink Cake: Irresistible Bakes for Morning, Noon, and Night

Home cooks with some experience with a whisk and spatula will likely be inspired to branch out into new baking adventures by Ptak’s charming, warmly encouraging writing style and methodically laid out recipes.

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