Cooking

When I say I’m a terrible cook, I want you to understand just what I mean. Sometimes I have nightmares about being on Hell’s Kitchen with Gordon Ramsay yelling at me because I certainly don’t deserve to be there. (I’m a baker, not a cook.) But this cookbook gave me the courage to set aside the measuring cups and timers to actually try cooking something delicious. Nosrat’s decision to use illustrations rather than photographs reminds us that food doesn’t have to look perfect to be perfect. - Ivy

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Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking Cover Image
By Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton (Illustrator)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781476753836
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 25th, 2017

This debut cookbook from chef and farmer Joshua McFadden (Momofuku, Blue Hill) is earning rave reviews. “McFadden shows how seasonal produce can be downright thrilling…. Divided into six seasons rather than the traditional four—a more accurate reflection of what’s happening in the fields—the book encourages readers to embrace what he calls ‘the joyful ride of eating with the seasons.’ On page after page, McFadden presents a deliciously enlightening way of cooking with vegetables.” - Sunset

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Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781579656317
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Published: Artisan Publishers - May 2nd, 2017

My mouth started watering the moment I first heard about Shake Shack, two years before I moved to New York (where it was founded). Once I moved to New York, Shake Shack became the go-to any time anyone from out of town wanted to meet up. And any time anyone in town wanted to meet up. And any time for just me. Now that I live once more in sadly Shack-less Northern California, I can’t wait for this new book with (delicious) recipes and stories from the company that is redefining chain food in terms of locality and neighborhood. - Jocelyn

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Shake Shack: Recipes & Stories Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780553459814
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Published: Clarkson Potter - May 16th, 2017

Revered vegetarian cookbook author Deborah Madison shares 100 of the recipes that she describes as having “settled happily into my kitchen and my life.” She reflects on the evolution of vegetarian food in the United States over the past few decades, and has pared down her recipes to the essential ingredients needed to make beautiful, flavorful food. From Egg Salad for Spring to Potato and Green Chile Stew, her recipes are seasonal, simple, and delicious.  - S.B.

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In My Kitchen: A Collection of New and Favorite Vegetarian Recipes Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780399578885
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Published: Ten Speed Press - March 28th, 2017

Whether you pick this up because of the San Francisco restaurant of the same name, out of intrigue, or from a desire to learn more about Burmese cuisine, you will not be able to help coming away from this cookbook delighted. Clear, easy-to-follow recipes are preceded by brief histories and information about dishes often unfamiliar in the Western world and are interspersed with gorgeous photographs and stories of the restaurant. Delicious and beautiful. - Jocelyn

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Burma Superstar: Addictive Recipes from the Crossroads of Southeast Asia Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781607749509
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Published: Ten Speed Press - March 28th, 2017

My favorite kind of summer read is an engrossing culinary book, and if it’s about Southern food, all the better. As director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, John T. Edge has credentials to write this “food history of the modern South,” but more than that, he is a terrific writer who cares about the ways that race has shaped what and how we eat. I am particularly interested in reading Edge’s take on how “[Southern] food and eating intertwine inextricably with politics and social history.” (Publishers Weekly, starred review.) - S.B.

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The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594206559
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Published: Penguin Press - May 16th, 2017

This mouth-watering journey through the magical world of Mexican frozen treats has recipes that will transform your summer. Start with a classic like Tres Leches Ice Cream, then try something interesting like Goat Cheese and Hoja Santa Ice Cream or Spicy Watermelon Sorbet (it has serrano chiles in it!). This inspiring collection of recipes will transport you to that familiar hot and lazy summer day and have you screaming for some ice cream. - Megan

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Mexican Ice Cream: Beloved Recipes and Stories Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781607747772
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Published: Ten Speed Press - June 13th, 2017

Patricia Wells’s cookbooks are always packed with outstanding recipes, and her latest is no exception. But My Master Recipes is even more: it is a primer on how to cook. Wells, who runs cooking schools in France, showcases her skills, teaching essential techniques like steaming, searing, braising, and baking. Wells is warm and personable and her recipes and instructions are so well tested that this book could almost come with a money-back guarantee that it will make you a better, more confident cook. My Master Recipes has earned starred reviews from Library Journal and Publishers Weekly, who calls it “a superb tutorial.” - S.B.

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My Master Recipes: 165 Recipes to Inspire Confidence in the Kitchen *With Dozens of Variations* Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780062424822
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Published: William Morrow Cookbooks - March 7th, 2017

To say I’m excited about this cookbook is an understatement. I am a great admirer of Elisabeth Prueitt, cofounder of San Francisco’s acclaimed Tartine Bakery and Tartine Manufactory. While Tartine’s previous books focused on baking, here Prueitt shares recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. (Okay, yes, desserts as well.) I love so many things about Tartine All Day: the stellar introduction (and her homage to working women), the insight into what a seasoned professional likes to cook each day, and most especially the broad range of delicious recipes with influences from around the world. I’ll be cooking from this book for years to come. - S.B.

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Tartine All Day: Modern Recipes for the Home Cook Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780399578823
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Published: Lorena Jones Books - April 4th, 2017

Amy Thielen’s love affair with cooking began with butter-soaked Midwestern home cooking, was catalyzed by her homesteaded garden, and matured on the line of the fine-dining kitchens of New York. Her memoir covers all the phases of her unique life, from homesteader to New York dreamer, from Minnesotan child to new mother. Through it all, her gorgeous prose evokes the food, vibrant not just with taste but with the soul-deep feeling the right bite brings. - Jocelyn

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Give a Girl a Knife: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780307954909
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Published: Clarkson Potter - May 16th, 2017

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