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Cookbooks & Food Writing from the 2013 Summer Newsletter

<a href=""><img src=" align="right" width="100" height="129" hspace="5"></a>These recommendations were published in our <a href="">2013 Summer Newsletter</a>.

Plum by Makini Howell

Replicating french toast without animal products is extremely hard. I have been vegan for close to a decade and have yet to make anything I would call french toast. This is why I am so excited for the release of Makini Howell’s Plum Bistro cookbook. Sixty illustrated, animal-free recipes (including french toast!) offer vegans and nonvegans alike creative takes on old standbys.

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Plum: Gratifying Vegan Dishes from Seattle's Plum Bistro By Makini Howell, Charity Burggraaf (Photographs by) Cover Image
By Makini Howell, Charity Burggraaf (Photographs by)
ISBN: 9781570617911
Availability: Hard to Find - Believed to be Out of Stock Indefinitely
Published: Sasquatch Books - April 23rd, 2013

The Perfect Peach by David Mas Masumoto

Nothing says summer like eating a ripe peach (juice dripping down your chin), and perhaps no one loves peaches more than the Masumoto family, third- and fourth-generation heirloom peach farmers. Mas, who wrote the eloquent Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on My Family Farm, here shares his family’s recipes for sweet and savory peaches dishes—from classic cobblers to salsas, salads, pizzas, and granitas.

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Home Made Summer by Yvette Van Boven

There’s something so charming about Van Boven’s books: They are filled with her beautiful and quirky illustrations, but more than that, they are filled with joy and a passion for food and for life. Home Made Summer is her showcase of sun-drenched recipes—inspired by summers spent in Provence—that are fresh, light, and simple. Plus there are refreshing cocktails, too!

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Home Made Summer By Yvette van Boven Cover Image
ISBN: 9781617690150
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Stewart, Tabori & Chang - March 26th, 2013

Vegetable Literacy by Deborah Madison

Deborah Madison is a UCSC alum and the author of the beloved Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. Her newest work focuses on edible plant families and how to use the entire plant in a variety of different, delicious ways. Publishers Weekly says: “Madison’s keen focus covers a variety of squashes, grains, legumes, and tubers, showcased in all their versatile goodness in dishes such as butternut squash soup with coconut milk, miso, and lime; chewy oat and maple pancakes; peas in butter lettuce; and sweet potato flan with maple yogurt and caramel pecans.” Yum!

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River Cottage Veg by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Fearnley-Whittingstall has devoted previous River Cottage cookbooks entirely to meat and fish, but his newest is a love letter to vegetables. Although not trying to convince anyone to become a vegetarian, he is trying to persuade everyone to eat many more vegetables. After reading and cooking from this beautiful new tome, it’s easy to imagine River Cottage Veg doing the trick.

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River Cottage Veg: 200 Inspired Vegetable Recipes [A Cookbook] By Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Cover Image
ISBN: 9781607744726
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Ten Speed Press - May 14th, 2013

Barbecue Crossroads by Robb Walsh

Every summer a slew of new barbecue and grilling books hit the shelves. This year is no exception, but Barbecue Crossroads rises above the rest. Award-winning writer Robb Walsh and acclaimed documentary photographer O. Rufus Lovett take us on a barbecue odyssey from East Texas to the Carolinas and back—because no one’s better at barbecue than
Southerners! More than a cookbook (even though wonderful recipes are included), it traces the history of Southern barbecue, reminding us of the myriad ways that race weaves in and out of the barbecue story. Fantastic to read and to cook from.

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