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Salty, Cheesy, Herby, Crispy Snackable Bakes: 100 Easy-Peasy, Savory Recipes for 24/7 Deliciousness

From yummy new options for easy, quick snack dinners to scrumptious choices that will help readers up their charcuterie board game, Sheehan’s book has got home cooks covered. In fact, the only challenge cooks will face once they get their oven mitts on Sheehan’s marvelously inventive, tasty treat of a cookbook will be deciding where to start.

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Cucina del Veneto: Delicious Recipes from Venice and Northeast Italy

Cooks hungry for a genuine taste of Venetian cuisine from cicchetti to dolci (and who don’t mind having to source some Italian-specific ingredients such as Italian 00 flour) will find this an excellent, elegantly written introduction to the subject.
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The Bartender’s Pantry: A Beverage Handbook for the Universal Bar

Bartending professionals will find this to be an invaluable resource, but home drink slingers seriously intent on upping their cocktail-mixing game might enjoy it as well.

Latin-ish: More Than 100 Recipes Celebrating American Latino Cuisines

A superb, marvelously informative introduction to Latine cooking and cuisine in the U.S., enriched with intriguing snippets of Salazar’s heritage and culinary journeys.
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It Had To Be You

Think Hitchcock’s films or Patricia Highsmith’s Ripley books, but with sex and violence unflinchingly detailed on the page.
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Dinner Tonight: Simple Meals Full of Mediterranean Flavor

Berg delivers on her promise of maximum flavor and minimum fuss with a wonderful assortment of delicious dishes that easily answer the question of what to serve for dinner tonight.

Amrikan: 125 Recipes from the Indian American Diaspora

Even with other terrific guides on the subject, such as Priya Krishna’s Indian-ish (which is cited in Shah’s bibliography), cooks will not be able to resist this vivaciously written and vibrantly packaged paean to Indian American culinary mashups.

Baking in the American South: 200 Recipes and Their Untold Stories (A Definitive Guide to Southern Baking)

Even with other outstanding guides on the subject, like Kelly Fields’s The Good Book of Southern Baking and Cheryl Day’s Treasury of Southern Cooking, Byrn’s wise, winning, and wonderful doorstop dive into the recipes and stories that make up the heart and soul of Southern baking is essential.
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Mushroom Gastronomy: The Art of Cooking with Mushrooms

Fungi fanciers new and old have an excellent guide to the wonderful world of mushroom cookery.

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