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In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Memorial Hospital became known as the hospital that euthanized patients during the flood. The truth, however, is infinitely more complicated than that, and in this brilliant, completely engrossing book, Sheri Fink tells the whole story from every angle she can. This book sucked me in, didn’t let go, and left me stunned. I cannot recommend it highly enough.  —Flannery

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Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307718976
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Published: Broadway Books - January 26th, 2016

I’m a sucker for delicious cocktails with ridiculous names, and this one definitely has both in spades. The cocktails themselves are all delicious, with a good mix of simple recipes, like the You’ve Got Ale and some a bit more fancy like the Some Spike it Hot. There’s also recipes for food (Silence of the Lamb Burgers, yum!), as well as a super helpful index. Enjoy!  —Jax

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Gone with the Gin: Cocktails with a Hollywood Twist Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780762458608
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Published: Running Press Book Publishers - October 27th, 2015

One of my favorite bits on Bob’s Burgers is the pun-tastic Burger of the Day. A fan of puns (and burgers) it kills me every time. Clearly, I’m not alone, because Cole Boden made every Burger of the Day on his blog, and with the help of writer Lauren Bouchard, collected the best, tastiest, puniest of them all in this awesome cookbook. It’s awesome. —Flannery
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The Bob's Burgers Burger Book: Real Recipes for Joke Burgers Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780789331144
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Published: Universe Publishing(NY) - March 22nd, 2016

I picked this up, expecting to satisfy my desire for awesome food writing from a unique restaurant in my favorite city. What I got instead was a heartbreakingly honest autobiography of one of this country’s most identifiable chefs, exploring the tangle of ambition and identity through food and cooking. It also offers recipes from the (in)famous, now successfully bicoastal, Mission Chinese Food. —Jocelyn
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The Mission Chinese Food Cookbook Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9780062243416
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Published: Anthony Bourdain/Ecco - November 10th, 2015

Egan’s book on American food culture is absolutely hilarious! Easy to read and full of fun facts, Devoured provides an in-depth history of popular American foods and cuisines. Exploring everything from dieting trends to the most popular foods consumed during the Super Bowl to the inner monologue we struggle with while looking at a box of doughnuts in the breakroom at work, Devoured will leave readers informed and laughing out loud!  —Ashley

 

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Devoured: From Chicken Wings to Kale Smoothies--How What We Eat Defines Who We Are Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062390981
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Published: William Morrow & Company - May 3rd, 2016

It has been 16 years since I visited Rome but in my mind, I can still taste the food we ate. The delicious pasta, pizza, vegetables, and gelato have a permanent place in my heart, as does the city itself. Parla and Gill, two Americans living in Rome, have put together this new book as a love letter to the Eternal City. Beautifully showcasing traditional and modern dishes, as well as Roman culture, it is the next best thing to a plane ticket to Italy.  —S.B.

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Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors and Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804187183
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Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - March 29th, 2016

Donofrio’s cookbook encourages cooks to be creative and inventive and offers dozens of fun recipes that are both healthy and filling. Focused on plant-based meals, The Love & Lemons Cookbook celebrates simple seasonal and fresh ingredients in the same way her award-winning blog (of the same name) does. My favorite thing about Donofrio’s book is that each chapter highlights a different vegetable, making it easy to prepare meals from whatever you have in your refrigerator. Enjoy! —Ashley 

 

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The Love and Lemons Cookbook: An Apple-To-Zucchini Celebration of Impromptu Cooking Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781583335864
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Published: Avery Publishing Group - March 29th, 2016

This celebration of fresh fruit desserts is going to get a workout at my house. From tarts to cobblers, popsicles to pie, Sweeter Off the Vine is filled with tempting ways to celebrate the gorgeous fruits of every season. Beginning with the Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches of spring and moving right through to the Caramelized Apple Fritters of fall, this book has me hooked.  —S.B.

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Sweeter Off the Vine: Fruit Desserts for Every Season Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781607748588
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Published: Ten Speed Press - March 22nd, 2016

What do food and music have in common? Creativity (and a lot more), if Questlove has anything to say about it. The drummer and frontperson for the band the Roots has long been a devotee of both creativity and food—but only lately realized the connection between the two. Now in conversation with some of the most innovative modern chefs in the nation, he dives in to the many notes to be found in food.   —Jocelyn

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Something to Food about: Exploring Creativity with Innovative Chefs Cover Image
By Questlove, Ben Greenman, Kyoko Hamada (Photographer)
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ISBN: 9780553459425
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Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - April 12th, 2016

One of the things I cherish most about my childhood is that I grew up going to Basque restaurants, where I developed a deep love of Basque food, people, and culture. The authors of The Basque Book (two New York restaurateurs) not only share this passion, but have put together an exceptional collection of recipes— from pintxos to sopa, main dishes to desserts—that celebrate the cuisine of the Spanish countryside. I cannot wait to cook my way through it.  —S.B.

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The Basque Book: A Love Letter in Recipes from the Kitchen of Txikito Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781607747611
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Published: Ten Speed Press - April 19th, 2016

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