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Cookbooks & Food Writing from our 2019 Summer Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2019 Summer Newsletter.

Vegetables Unleashed by José Andrés

World-renowned chef and humanitarian José Andrés brings his boundless energy and curiosity to vegetables in his new book. Vegetables Unleashed is packed with vibrant, robust recipes—including Vegetable Paella and Catalan-Style Spinach—that will wake up your taste buds and make them sing. Andrés’s passion for produce is contagious and his inventive recipes will embolden any cook who feels stuck in a rut or is looking for adventure. - S.B.

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Vegetables Unleashed: A Cookbook Cover Image
$39.99
ISBN: 9780062668387
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Published: Anthony Bourdain/Ecco - May 21st, 2019

New Kitchen Basics by Claire Thomson

Claire Thomson has managed to do something new yet obvious in bringing us New Kitchen Basics—a book of staples built around 10 key ingredients everyone will know, but for the 21st-century American kitchen, where comfort food includes tacos, curries, and pho’ as much as it does roast chicken, pancakes, and burgers. Written specifically for accessibility and accompanied by beautiful photos and clear, simple instructions, this is one you will start cooking from right away. - Jocelyn

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New Kitchen Basics: 10 Essential Ingredients, 120 Recipes: Revolutionize the Way You Cook, Every Day Cover Image
By Claire Thompson, Sam Folan (Photographs by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781787132542
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Published: Quadrille Publishing - March 19th, 2019

Big Salads by Kat Mead

If you think of salads as a side dish or a summer-only option, Big Salads will change your mind in a big way. Lettuce is the least interesting ingredient in these salads and the dressings are to die for. Divided into the four seasons of the year, this book of meals in the form of extraordinary salads will inspire vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores to think differently about big salads all year long. - Jenny

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Big Salads: The ultimate fresh, satisfying meal, on one plate Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781787132108
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Published: Quadrille Publishing - March 5th, 2019

Black Sea by Caroline Eden

Black Sea is a truly beautiful book, a most lovely marriage of cookbook, travel writing, and photography. Caroline Eden winds her way along the coast of the titular sea, exploring not just food and history but people and spirit. Open these pages for a breath of clean salt air and ancient flavors (with accessible, modern twists), and a journey you may never take yourself—but may not need to, with Eden having paved the way with words. - Jocelyn

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Black Sea: Dispatches and Recipes, Through Darkness and Light Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781787131316
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Published: Quadrille Publishing - May 21st, 2019

Bar Chef by Christiaan Röllich

Christiaan Röllich is the celebrated mixologist at Suzanne Goin and Carolyn Stine’s Los Angeles restaurants, so I anticipated a fantastic book even before I opened its pages. (I am the tiniest bit obsessed with Goin’s Sunday Suppers at Lucques.) Bar Chef does not disappoint. Röllich is as inspired by great ingredients as chefs are, and fresh, seasonal fruit and artisanal spirits abound in the drinks. I’ll just go ahead and say that this book is not for beginners, and it will likely require hunting down ingredients, but goodness, are the cocktails worth it! - S.B.

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Bar Chef: Handcrafted Cocktails Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780393651560
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 9th, 2019

Love and Lemons Every Day by Jeanine Donofrio

Upon first flipping through this cookbook, I knew that I was holding my new favorite kitchen resource. In fact, I made four recipes from this book in the span of 3 days, and have made many more since. No joke. Every recipe I’ve tried so far has been unbelievably delicious. I highly recommend the Baked & Breaded Artichoke “Fish” Tacos and the Flourless Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies as super-tasty starting points. Whether you’re a tried-and-true vegetarian or are just looking to get more Meatless Mondays happening in your household, I promise you this book will be your new best friend in the kitchen. - Nicole

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Love and Lemons Every Day: More than 100 Bright, Plant-Forward Recipes for Every Meal Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780735219847
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Published: Avery - April 2nd, 2019

Notes from a Young Black Chef by Kwame Onwuachi

Chef Kwame Onwuachi partners with Joshua David Stein to present his life on the page rather than in a dish—though we’ve got those too. His early days affected by love and violence, the Bronx and Nigeria, and a lucrative career dealing drugs, Onwuachi shows with reflective and unflinching honesty a journey shaped by family and heritage, and a food-centric destiny embraced with talent and hustle. Fully satisfied, I look forward to the next taste Onwuachi will share. - Jocelyn

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Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781524732622
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Published: Knopf - April 9th, 2019

Piatti by Stacy Adimando

Piatti is an introduction to Italian cuisine and an exploration of the historical background of some of the foods that have helped shape Italian culture. The wide range of recipes explores the classic tastes and textures of Italy incorporated into interesting plates suited for the American palate. The author includes her own personal experience in traveling to Italy to reconnect with her roots. The recipes in Piatti are drawn from seasonal and local foods, from vegetables to cured meats. A collection that lets the reader explore the taste of Italy and its rich culture. - Sheila

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Piatti: Plates and Platters for Sharing, Inspired by Italy (Italian Cookbook, Italian Cooking, Appetizer Cookbook) Cover Image
By Stacy Adimando, Linda Pugliese (Photographs by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781452169576
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 7th, 2019

Ruffage by Abra Berens

I have rarely met a cookbook written by a farmer that I haven’t liked (and frequently loved— hello, Ian Knauer’s The Farm). Abra Berens’s Ruffage continues that wonderful streak. People who actually grow food seem to have an understanding of, and reverence for, produce that is hard to match. Berens channels that passion into her fantastic book, which is organized by vegetable. Her recipes and advice (selecting, storing) manage to be inspiring and practical at the same time. I love her Midwestern charm and sensibility, and her recipes (with their many variations) are spot-on delicious. - S.B.

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Ruffage: A Practical Guide to Vegetables (Vegetarian Cookbook, Vegetable Cookbook, Best Vegetarian Cookbooks) Cover Image
By Abra Berens, EE Berger (Photographs by), Lucy Engelman (Illustrator), Francis Lam (Foreword by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781452169323
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 23rd, 2019

In Pursuit of Flavor by Edna Lewis

I have all of Edna Lewis’s books and cannot recommend them highly enough. In Pursuit of Flavor, her third title, is a celebration of the seasonal cooking she grew up with in the farming community of Freetown, Virginia. With chapters such as From the Gardens and Orchards, For the Cupboard, and The Taste of Old-Fashioned Desserts, Miss Lewis shares memories, timeless recipes, and great tips for getting the most flavor out of food. This new edition features a foreword by acclaimed Savannah chef Mashama Bailey, who used In Pursuit of Flavor as the inspiration for her menu at The Grey. - S.B.

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By Edna Lewis, Mashama Bailey (Foreword by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780525655510
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Published: Knopf - March 26th, 2019

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