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Cookbooks & Food Writing

Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee

Chef Edward Lee’s food, showcased in his previous book, Smoke & Pickles, draws inspiration from both his Korean heritage and his adopted Southern home town. In Buttermilk Graffiti, Lee further explores the intersection of cultures all across America. “In prose that’s as gorgeous and honest as his cooking, Lee takes us on an irresistible journey into the amazing diversity of flavors and traditions that truly makes this country great. An essential American story.” —Chang-rae Lee

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Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting-Pot Cuisine Cover Image
$27.50
ISBN: 9781579657383
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Published: Artisan - April 17th, 2018

Repertoire by Jessica Battilana

San Francisco Chronicle columnist Jessica Battilana is very aware of her repertoire—the recipes she knows by heart that she can always go to for something to eat. Now she’s sharing her standards with us. Each recipe has basic ingredients and instructions and is meant for experimentation and personalization. She introduces each with an explanation about why it’s in her repertoire and with tips on how to experiment with it. Whether you’re proud of your own repertoire or wondering when you’ll learn to cook, this is a great place to expand. - Jocelyn

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Repertoire: All the Recipes You Need Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780316360340
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 3rd, 2018

Soul by Todd Richards

“Food is a religion of its own. This is my sermon about my Soul food.” I love reading the words in Todd Richards’s book as much as I love cooking from it. Richards starts each chapter with a recipe that is relatively traditional in African-American cuisine (like Collard Greens with Smoked Ham Hocks) then follows it with recipes that explore new techniques and flavor combinations (such as Young Collard Greens with Bacon, Calamari, Tomatoes, Olives, and Mint). This book is a beautiful example of how honoring your heritage can give you the roots to grow. - S.B.

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SOUL: A Chef's Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780848754419
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Published: Southern Living - May 22nd, 2018

The Foreign Cinema Cookbook by Gayle Pirie & John Clark

There’s something really special about Foreign Cinema in San Francisco—and it’s not only that they project movies on the walls of their outdoor courtyard. I have dined there numerous times and we keep going back because the food is simply delicious. Foreign Cinema’s menu is diverse but their food is seasonal and focused, and that’s exactly what you’ll find in their cookbook. From beloved Italian White Butter Beans and Grilled Broccoli Rabe to Magnificent Seven cocktails and stellar brunch dishes, Foreign Cinema’s food and drink are spot on—no movie required. - S.B.

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The Foreign Cinema Cookbook: Recipes and Stories Under the Stars Cover Image
By Gayle Pirie, John Clark, Alice Waters (Foreword by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781419729041
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 15th, 2018

Green Burgers by Martin Nordin

Martin Nordin, the creative Swedish veggie enthusiast behind the Instagram sensation “Green Burgers,” takes vegetarian burgers and sides to the next level. I warmed up my carnivorous friends with some Pickled Onions and Sweet Potato Chips with Swiss Cheese, then offered them more of a challenge: the Chickpea and Grilled Pepper Burger with Dill-Dunked Cucumber Salad. A tasty time was had by all, especially by this cook, who is inspired to take her burger game up a notch (or three). - Natalie

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Green Burgers: Creative Vegetarian Recipes for Burgers and Sides Cover Image
By Martin Nordin, Li Soderberg (Designed by), Katy Kimbell (Designed by)
$22.99
ISBN: 9781784881436
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Published: Hardie Grant - February 6th, 2018

A Burger to Believe In by Chris Kronner

Everything about this book by Chris Kronner, founder of KronnerBurger in Oakland, is wonderful. First, it has great information about how to make the most magnificent burger. And while there are labor-intensive recipes for the dedicated (roasted bone marrow!), there are also plenty of ideas for adding a cool topping to an otherwise completely store-bought burger. A Burger to Believe In is also written in such a witty and amusing way that I didn’t want to stop reading it. This is how you do burgers. - Jax

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A Burger to Believe In: Recipes and Fundamentals [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780399579264
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Published: Ten Speed Press - May 22nd, 2018

Jam Session by Joyce Goldstein

Give me all the fruits! Canning has been a tradition and a legacy in my family; the recipes, the rituals and the rules are all things I treasure. This new book is one I will gladly splatter with sugared fruits and scalding water. I have pages earmarked for the earliest strawberries all the way through till the end of summer. No peach will escape my plans for the Peach-Lime Salsa. The beautiful photography, the creative recipes (arranged by season), and the wealth of information are enough to forgive the publishers for not including tasting samples. - Jenny

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Jam Session: A Fruit-Preserving Handbook [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780399579615
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Published: Lorena Jones Books - June 26th, 2018

Shaya: An Odyssey of Food by Alon Shaya

This is my favorite kind of cookbook: personal, welcoming, and absolutely delicious. As much a narrative of Shaya’s life (from Israel to Philadelphia, Italy to New Orleans) as a collection of recipes, the warmth and quality of his writing had me reading this book cover to cover like a novel. That Shaya’s food (Southern-Israeli-Italian) shines even brighter than his exceptional prose is no surprise, as he is an acclaimed restaurateur and a two-time James Beard Award winner. But what has caught me off guard is how much this book lingers in my mind even when I’m nowhere near the kitchen. - S.B.

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Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780451494160
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Published: Knopf - March 13th, 2018

Favorite Recipes from Melissa Clark's Kitchen by Melissa Clark

This is a beautifully curated, deliciously updated version of the original. Filled with accessible recipes that have a fancy feel, it is easy to flip through for hours and always land on something to love. It is organized by meal type and includes notes about whether the recipe is best for two people, special occasions, or as a weekday staple. Along with its mouth-watering photography, it includes stories at the start of each recipe that bring us into the creative process of cooking for the people we love. - Megan

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Favorite Recipes from Melissa Clark's Kitchen: Family Meals, Festive Gatherings, and Everything In-between Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780316354141
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - April 3rd, 2018

Gather & Graze by Stephanie Izard

I love Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard’s cooking, and I am beyond excited about her newest cookbook. While Gather & Graze is not for the novice, it has plenty of basic recipes and simple sauces that anyone can make. Izard is real about what to spend money and time on versus what to cut corners on. I can’t wait to read this. - Jax 

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Gather & Graze: 120 Favorite Recipes for Tasty Good Times: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780451495945
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Published: Clarkson Potter - April 3rd, 2018

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