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Wolfert’s classic cookbook, Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco, remains in print after an astounding 40 years. Now, in The Food of Morocco, she presents a definitive guide to Moroccan food, drawing on today’s more accessible ingredients. A labor of love four decades in the making, this is a book of uncommon scope and authenticity that would be cherished by serious cooks, anyone interested in Moroccan cuisine, and discerning armchair travelers, alike.

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By Paula Wolfert, Quentin Bacon (Photographs by)
$45.00
ISBN: 9780061957550
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Published: Ecco - October 4th, 2011

I found The Splendid Table’s previous book, How to Eat Dinner, an unexpected delight, and can’t wait to get my hands on their latest, How to Eat Weekends. The popular NPR team of Kasper and Swift celebrate the weekend with a completely different mind-set and philosophy than weeknight cooking: the pressure is off, time becomes your ally, and you can enjoy the journey, not just the destination. To that end, this book (which includes over 100 international recipes) enthusiastically encourages readers to cook from scratch, explore new markets and restaurants, and become more adventurous in the kitchen. Curious home cooks will love it.

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S.B.
The Splendid Table's How to Eat Weekends: New Recipes, Stories & Opinions from Public Radio's Award-Winning Food Show Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780307590558
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Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - September 20th, 2011

The highly anticipated complement to David Chang’s bestselling Momofuku cookbook, Momofuku Milk Bar reveals the recipes for the innovative, addictive cookies, pies, cakes, ice creams, and more from the wildly popular New York bakery. Chef and Milk Bar owner Tosi reveals the secrets behind the desserts that have folks lining up around the block: Compost Cookie, Crack Pie, Cereal Milk Ice Cream, and more.

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By Christina Tosi, David Chang (Foreword by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780307720498
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Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - October 25th, 2011

Melissa Clark, New York Times dining section columnist, offers a calendar year’s worth of brand-new recipes for cooking with fresh, local ingredients—replete with lively and entertaining stories of feeding her own family and friends. I love Clark’s warm, easy style and always look forward to her recipes. Cook This Now! is the perfect book for busy cooks who don’t like boring food, folks who cook for their sometimes-finicky families, and those who prefer every seat filled around their kitchen table.

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$29.99
ISBN: 9781401323981
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Published: Hachette Books - October 4th, 2011

In their latest book, the authors of the award-winning The Flavor Bible and What to Drink with What You Eat, explore wine as the ideal complement to food, promising readers that if they love food, they know flavor—and can master wine. An intelligent and demystifying book for beginners or intermediates, The Food Lover’s Guide to Wine provides flavor profiles of 250+ different wines, giving readers a sense of what they taste like and how to serve them.

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$35.00
ISBN: 9780316045131
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Published: Little Brown and Company - November 3rd, 2011

This is a self-help book for kitchen confidence. After helping a woman in the supermarket exchange her processed foods for easy make-at-home dinners, Flinn decided to change how people think about home cooking. Nine volunteers were given weekly cooking classes, each with a different focus: holding a knife, braising, cooking fish, etc. Flinn emphasizes the importance of not wasting food, of eating for better health, and of knowing where your food comes from. The Fettuccini Alfredo is amazing.

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Nate
The Kitchen Counter Cooking School: How a Few Simple Lessons Transformed Nine Culinary Novices into Fearless Home Cooks Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780670023004
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Published: Viking Adult - September 29th, 2011

Two new beautiful new books celebrate the history and influence of Berkeley’s Chez Panisse restaurant. In Forty Years of Chez Panisse: The Power of Gathering, Alice Waters takes readers on her journey from the humble and visionary beginnings of the restaurant, through its rise and acclaim, to the establishment of the Chez Panisse Foundation. Menus for Chez Panisse is artist Patricia Curtain’s gorgeous collection of letterpress menus designed specifically for the restaurant. Both books are wonderful tributes to the restaurant that has championed the use of local, seasonal, and organic food for four decades.

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By Alice Waters, Calvin Trillin (Foreword by), Michael Pollan (Afterword by)
$55.00
ISBN: 9780307718266
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Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - August 23rd, 2011

I have always been captivated by Jacques Pepin’s culinary enthusiasm and expertise (not to mention his fabulous French accent) and am thrilled about his newest book, a collection of over 700 of his all-time favorite recipes. Essential Pepin includes classics like Roast Chicken as well as family recipes such as his mother’s Apple Tart. Reflecting Pepin’s many talents, the recipes span a broad range of styles—from homey country French to haute cuisine. A can’t-miss addition to any kitchen library.

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S.B.
Essential Pepin: More Than 700 All-Time Favorites from My Life in Food [With DVD] Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780547232799
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Published: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 18th, 2011

Here’s a book that takes you across America, cocktail by cocktail, without the necessity of a designated driver. You’ll explore the regional flavors, traditions, and lore of the American cocktail, guided by the editors of Imbibe Magazine, one of my favorites to read cover to cover. How about a refreshing Big Bay Storm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and perhaps a St. Louis Southside before returning home for a California Bubble Bath? Bottoms up!

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Joe
The American Cocktail: 50 Recipes That Celebrate the Craft of Mixing Drinks from Coast to Coast Cover Image
By Imbibe Magazine, Sheri Giblin (Photographer)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780811877992
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Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - October 19th, 2011

“Jennifer McLagan, award-winning author of Bones and Fat, is on a crusade to bring the nose-to-tail style of cooking and eating out of the closet and back onto to our dining tables. Her mission: restoring our respect for the whole animal, developing a taste for its lesser known parts, and learning how to approach them in the kitchen as confidently as we would a steak or a burger.” —The Huffington Post

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By Jennifer McLagan, Leigh Beisch (Photographer)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781580083348
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 13th, 2011

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