Cooking

I didn’t really know what makes a sandwich a Cambodian sandwich until I got a sneak peek into Num Pang, which already has my mouth watering. Num Pang has far more than just delicious sandwiches. There are chapters on setting up your pantry, on the different proteins and vegetables used in the recipes, on side dishes, sandwiches (of course), and even drinks! Blood orange lemonade, anyone?  —Megan

 

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Num Pang: Bold Recipes from New York City's Favorite Sandwich Shop Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780544534315
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 17th, 2016

Over the past several years there has been a resurgence of farm-to-table cookbooks, but Savor is one of the first I’ve seen that celebrates foraged foods, fresh-caught fish, and pasture-raised dairy along with farm-fresh produce. It’s also a beautiful book, filled with stunning photographs of nature, of cooking in cabins and over campfires, and of delicious food. —S.B.

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Savor: Rustic Recipes Inspired by Forest, Field, and Farm Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781579656669
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Published: Artisan Publishers - March 22nd, 2016

The Italian Cooking School series from The Silver Spoon (Italy’s best-selling cookbook of the last 50 years) has so far included Pasta and Pizza. Now comes the sweetest title of all: Ice Cream! In this super-accessible guide, step-by-step instructions and photographs make it easy to learn to make gelati, sorbets, and all kinds of delicious frozen desserts. It’s perfect for beginners and, of course, perfect for summer! —S.B.

                                                                               

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Italian Cooking School: Ice Cream Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780714871219
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Published: Phaidon Press - June 27th, 2016

Rien Fertel’s delectable writing style invokes all the senses in The One True Barbecue, his love letter to the art of whole hog barbecue. Exploring everything from the origins of this style of barbecue to the current revival of the nearly lost craftsmanship it involves, The One True Barbecue will make everyone’s stomach growl. The first few pages sent me back to my first barbecue: pork crackling in the thick Maryland humidity, surrounded by family and strangers alike. And isn’t that what barbecue is all about?  —Rachel

 

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The One True Barbecue: Fire, Smoke, and the Pitmasters Who Cook the Whole Hog Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476793979
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Published: Touchstone Books - May 10th, 2016

“Chefs Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton have earned rave reviews and legions of fans for the wonderfully creative, edgy, and surprisingly vegetarian-friendly wood-fired cooking at their acclaimed restaurant, Ox. Around the Fire translates their Argentine-by-way-of-Portland cooking into simple, flavorful, accessible recipes for the home cook.” —Food & Wine. “One way we cooks show love is to feed and nourish people. Greg and Gabrielle’s book is a true extension of this idea: it’s about the passion that comes from cooking foods over fire, passion you can feel with each turn of the page.” —Cortney Burns & Nick Balla, Bar Tartine 

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Around the Fire: Recipes for Inspired Grilling and Seasonal Feasting from Ox Restaurant Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781607747529
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Published: Ten Speed Press - March 29th, 2016

Best-selling author Steven Raichlen (The Barbecue! Bible, How to Grill) is back with a step-by-step guide to cold smoking, hot smoking, and smoke roasting. Raichlen has always been a terrific guide to all matters of the grill. In his latest book he focuses exclusively on the technique of smoking, sharing instructions on making iconic smoked foods, including Texas brisket, Jamaican jerk ribs, and Scandinavian smoked salmon. —S.B.

 

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Project Smoke: Seven Steps to Smoked Food Nirvana, Plus 100 Irresistible Recipes from Classic (Slam-Dunk Brisket) to Adventurous (Smo Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780761181866
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Published: Workman Publishing - May 10th, 2016

In the midst of a successful academic career, Fechtor experiences a burst aneurysm—and recovers with wit, wisdom, and food. Fechtor’s charming writing drew me in with her anecdotes, like when she met her husband-to-be (“he was totally annoying”), then pulled me back into the raw with her hospital tales. It is “the story of a broken brain—and oh, by the way, there will be recipes.”  —Sara

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Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101983638
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Published: Plume Books - April 5th, 2016

This book has a chapter called “The Cheddarpocalypse”. If that doesn’t make you want to read it, I can’t help you. –Flan

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Cheddar: A Journey to the Heart of America's Most Iconic Cheese Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781603585651
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - October 23rd, 2015

Tempted to jump in on the cupcake craze but feel that it’ll clash with your weekend (day?) drinking habits? Never fear, Prohibition Bakery has your back! With a wide range of recipes and ingredients, even the pickiest livers will leave sated. –Rachel

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Prohibition Bakery Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781454916963
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Published: Sterling Publishing (NY) - October 6th, 2015

Finally, a cocktail book for normal people! At least, people who don’t have money to blow on rare liquors but still enjoy a tasty beverage. I especially enjoy that it gives really great recipes for simple syrups, which jazz up a drink but don’t break the bank. If you’re looking for a well-written book to help you start up your home bar, this is it.

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The 12 Bottle Bar: A Dozen Bottles. Hundreds of Cocktails. A New Way to Drink. Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780761174943
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Published: Workman Publishing - July 29th, 2014

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