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Cookbooks & Food Writing from our 2019 Summer Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2019 Summer Newsletter.

Franklin Steak by Aaron Franklin & Jordon Mackay

The secret to the perfect steak is in this book. Franklin Steak goes to the source of the many beef options in the market today and explores cattle and meat processing and the various cuts of meat. As a hobby cook I loved this book and have a better understanding of the source of my meat and what truly matters as I cook it. It is a wonderful combination of science, technique, and amazing recipes. - S.L.

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Franklin Steak: Dry-Aged. Live-Fired. Pure Beef. [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780399580963
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Published: Ten Speed Press - April 9th, 2019

Pok Pok Noodles by Andy Ricker

Pok Pok Noodles boasts hearty recipes with 30-plus ingredients as well as more relaxed, anything-goes dishes where “virtually any vegetable is welcome.” Not to worry though; Andy Ricker is here to help. He includes tips on sourcing the right ingredients, an extensive vocabulary section, and the suggested utensils and flavor profiles for each recipe. This is an absolutely delicious collection for noodle-lovers like me! - Megan                                     

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POK POK Noodles: Recipes from Thailand and Beyond [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781607747758
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Published: Ten Speed Press - May 21st, 2019

My Mexico City Kitchen by Gabriela Cámara

This gorgeous cookbook by Gabriela Cámara, the acclaimed owner/chef of Contramar in Mexico City and Cala in San Francisco, includes recipes served at her restaurants, but it is essentially a collection of the dishes that she serves her family and friends. From tortillas to tortas, tamales to flan, Cámara (who has a self-described “fanaticism for freshness”) shares recipes that are traditional and also inspired by seasonal ingredients. I love her voice throughout the book (including in her essays on sustainable seafood and her friendship with Diana Kennedy) and anticipate cooking her lush, delicious recipes for years to come. - S.B.

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My Mexico City Kitchen: Recipes and Convictions [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780399580574
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Published: Lorena Jones Books - April 30th, 2019

Batch Cocktails by Maggie Hoffman

I like to play the part of the perfect hostess but prefer to work smarter, not harder. This is where Hoffman’s book comes in: Now I can just make a pitcher or two of drinks that have amazing flavor and complexity and then sit back and relax for the rest of the evening. With drinks for every occasion, including the one where you get to come home to a ready-made (aged!) drink, this book is a godsend. Take a look. I know what I’ll be bringing to the season’s first barbeque! - Jax

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Batch Cocktails: Make-Ahead Pitcher Drinks for Every Occasion Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780399582530
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Published: Ten Speed Press - March 19th, 2019

Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl

In this thoroughly engaging and delightful memoir, best-selling food writer Ruth Reichl (Tender at the Bone, Comfort Me with Apples), recounts her unexpected tenure as editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine during the last decade of its existence. I love the ease of Reichl’s writing and her great storytelling skills, whether she is recounting mouthwatering meals, the quirkiness of staff members, or the heaviness of feeding firefighters in the aftermath of 9/11. More than a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of an iconic magazine, this is an endearing and thoughtful exploration of the ways food can bring people together. - S.B.

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Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781400069996
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Published: Random House - April 2nd, 2019

Life is a Party by David Burtka

David Burtka might be best known as the husband of Neil Patrick Harris, but he is also a Cordon Bleu–trained chef and former caterer who throws killer parties. He clearly loves to cook and entertain (just take a look at his Instagram account!), but what’s even more apparent from this book is that he loves the joy that comes from bringing a group of people together. In Life Is a Party, he celebrates moments big and small—from New Year’s Eve to game night—with great menus, party themes, decorations, and inspiration. - S.B.

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Life Is a Party: Deliciously Doable Recipes to Make Every Day a Celebration Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781538729892
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 16th, 2019

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