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Cookbooks & Food Writing

Fire Food by Christian Stevenson

As a life-long griller and lover of fire, this book expanded my love of grilling. Its song playlists and recipes for adult beverages help the barbecuer enjoy the time spent waiting for the coals to be ready. Fire Food is a great mix of recipes, grilling techniques, and inspiration for entertaining. My weekend plans are set for the summer: I’ll be grilling my way through this book! - S.L.

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By Christian Stevenson, David Loftus (Photographs by)
ISBN: 9781787131545
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Published: Quadrille Publishing - May 1st, 2018

Finding Fire by Lennox Hastie

Finding Fire is beautifully illustrated and celebrates the ancient beginning of cooking food: the fire. So much of cooking depends on having a mental file cabinet of techniques and ideas about presentation. Hastie takes the reader on a visual journey while exploring the power of fire. - S.L.

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ISBN: 9781743793008
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Published: Hardie Grant - February 6th, 2018

Tasting Paris by Clotilde Dusoulier

Native Parisienne Clotilde Dusoulier is the perfect person to write this love letter to the food of Paris. With great charm and warmth (so familiar to readers of her culinary blog Chocolate & Zucchini), Dusoulier shares 100 of her favorite recipes for a wide range of foods, from classic French dishes to those inspired by the diverse communities living in Paris today. Whether you’ve been to the City of Light multiple times or just dream of going, use this book to bring the flavors of Paris to your kitchen. - S.B.

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Tasting Paris: 100 Recipes to Eat Like a Local: A Cookbook Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451499141
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Published: Clarkson Potter - March 20th, 2018

Lemonade with Zest by April White

If you’re a big fan of citrus, you’ll find so much to love in this little book. It has recipes for delicious variations of lemonade (like Frozen Limonada), ice pops, sorbets, and several alcoholic drinks, too. Personal favorites: The Middle Eastern Limonana (like a lemon mojito without the rum) and The Waterlemon (watermelon, lemon, sugar, and a pinch of salt), which I’m planning to make all summer long. - S.B.

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Lemonade with Zest: 40 Thirst-Quenching Recipes (Drink Recipes, Quirky Cookbooks) Cover Image
By April White, Gentl & Hyers (Photographs by)
ISBN: 9781452162775
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Published: Chronicle Books - February 20th, 2018

An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler

A book for anyone who wants to waste less food, get more creative in their use of leftover ingredients, or generally feel more confident in the kitchen. Full of enormously practical advice, Adler's essays on cooking and eating are also beautifully written and reassuringly focused on eating well rather than 'correctly'. - Ilana

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By Tamar Adler, Alice Waters (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781439181881
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Published: Scribner - June 19th, 2012

Something Old, Something New by Tamar Adler

When I read Tamar Adler’s first book, An Everlasting Meal, I was taken by her lovely way with words. There is a timeless quality to her writing, which makes the focus of her new book—rekindling classic recipes—a perfect pairing. From Steak Diane to Peach Melba, Oysters Rockefeller to Shrimp Scampi, Adler muses on the original recipes for these dishes, then updates them with modern techniques and flavors. Nostalgic, but forward thinking, this is food writing at its best. - S.B.

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By Tamar Adler, Mindy Dubin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781476799612
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Published: Scribner - April 3rd, 2018

Supper Love by David Bez

This cookbook contains the essentials, no more and no less. David Bez expands on the recent “grain bowl” trend to provide a myriad of easy dinner ideas. His recipes require some very basic cooking knowledge, but they are not daunting. If you’re bit intimidated by cookbooks, and you’re always asking “what do I make for dinner?”, this cookbook is your new best friend. - Natalie

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ISBN: 9781787130494
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Published: Quadrille Publishing - September 5th, 2017

Afro-Vegan by Terry Bryant

Terry shares recipes, both traditional and “remixed,” that creatively highlight Southern and African diaspora foods and culture. Some, are simple and hearty, others are vegan comfort food, while others still are new takes on tasty greens. I loved everything I tried. Bonus: fantastic music suggestions for each recipe! - Natalie

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Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed [A Cookbook] Cover Image
ISBN: 9781607745310
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Published: Ten Speed Press - April 8th, 2014

The Chinese Kitchen Garden by Wendy Kiang-Spray

This is gardening guide and cookbook is a joy to read. I enjoyed learning about how the author’s parents instilled in her a love of gardening and cooking with Chinese vegetables. The book is beautifully and simply laid out, providing all the information you need to start growing your own Chinese vegetables and make wonders with them in your kitchen. - Natalie

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ISBN: 9781604696776
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Published: Timber Press - February 8th, 2017

Smitten Kitchen Every Day by Deb Perelman

Count me among Deb Perelman’s most loyal fans. (I couldn’t even tell you the number of her recipes that have become family favorites if I tried.) With incredible charm and a passion for cooking, Perelman shares recipes (on her blog and previous cookbook) for food that you really want to eat. Her new collection, Smitten Kitchen Every Day, is filled with over a hundred recipes for everything from breakfast to dinner to dessert. I’ve just started cooking from it and have already found so many new family favorites! - S.B.

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Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites: A Cookbook Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101874813
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Published: Knopf - October 24th, 2017


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