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One of my favorite bits on Bob’s Burgers is the pun-tastic Burger of the Day. A fan of puns (and burgers) it kills me every time. Clearly, I’m not alone, because Cole Boden made every Burger of the Day on his blog, and with the help of writer Lauren Bouchard, collected the best, tastiest, puniest of them all in this awesome cookbook. It’s awesome. —Flannery
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The Bob's Burgers Burger Book: Real Recipes for Joke Burgers Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780789331144
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Published: Universe - March 22nd, 2016

I picked this up, expecting to satisfy my desire for awesome food writing from a unique restaurant in my favorite city. What I got instead was a heartbreakingly honest autobiography of one of this country’s most identifiable chefs, exploring the tangle of ambition and identity through food and cooking. It also offers recipes from the (in)famous, now successfully bicoastal, Mission Chinese Food. —Jocelyn
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The Mission Chinese Food Cookbook Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9780062243416
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Published: Anthony Bourdain/Ecco - November 10th, 2015

Egan’s book on American food culture is absolutely hilarious! Easy to read and full of fun facts, Devoured provides an in-depth history of popular American foods and cuisines. Exploring everything from dieting trends to the most popular foods consumed during the Super Bowl to the inner monologue we struggle with while looking at a box of doughnuts in the breakroom at work, Devoured will leave readers informed and laughing out loud!  —Ashley

 

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Devoured: From Chicken Wings to Kale Smoothies--How What We Eat Defines Who We Are Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062390981
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Published: William Morrow - May 3rd, 2016

It has been 16 years since I visited Rome but in my mind, I can still taste the food we ate. The delicious pasta, pizza, vegetables, and gelato have a permanent place in my heart, as does the city itself. Parla and Gill, two Americans living in Rome, have put together this new book as a love letter to the Eternal City. Beautifully showcasing traditional and modern dishes, as well as Roman culture, it is the next best thing to a plane ticket to Italy.  —S.B.

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Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors and Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780804187183
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Published: Clarkson Potter - March 29th, 2016

Donofrio’s cookbook encourages cooks to be creative and inventive and offers dozens of fun recipes that are both healthy and filling. Focused on plant-based meals, The Love & Lemons Cookbook celebrates simple seasonal and fresh ingredients in the same way her award-winning blog (of the same name) does. My favorite thing about Donofrio’s book is that each chapter highlights a different vegetable, making it easy to prepare meals from whatever you have in your refrigerator. Enjoy! —Ashley 

 

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The Love and Lemons Cookbook: An Apple-to-Zucchini Celebration of Impromptu Cooking Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781583335864
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Published: Avery - March 29th, 2016

This celebration of fresh fruit desserts is going to get a workout at my house. From tarts to cobblers, popsicles to pie, Sweeter Off the Vine is filled with tempting ways to celebrate the gorgeous fruits of every season. Beginning with the Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches of spring and moving right through to the Caramelized Apple Fritters of fall, this book has me hooked.  —S.B.

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Sweeter off the Vine: Fruit Desserts for Every Season Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781607748588
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Published: Ten Speed Press - March 22nd, 2016

What do food and music have in common? Creativity (and a lot more), if Questlove has anything to say about it. The drummer and frontperson for the band the Roots has long been a devotee of both creativity and food—but only lately realized the connection between the two. Now in conversation with some of the most innovative modern chefs in the nation, he dives in to the many notes to be found in food.   —Jocelyn

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something to food about: Exploring Creativity with Innovative Chefs Cover Image
By Questlove, Ben Greenman, Kyoko Hamada (Photographs by), Anthony Bourdain (Foreword by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780553459425
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Published: Clarkson Potter - April 12th, 2016

One of the things I cherish most about my childhood is that I grew up going to Basque restaurants, where I developed a deep love of Basque food, people, and culture. The authors of The Basque Book (two New York restaurateurs) not only share this passion, but have put together an exceptional collection of recipes— from pintxos to sopa, main dishes to desserts—that celebrate the cuisine of the Spanish countryside. I cannot wait to cook my way through it.  —S.B.

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The Basque Book: A Love Letter in Recipes from the Kitchen of Txikito Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781607747611
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Published: Ten Speed Press - April 19th, 2016

If your idea of a great vacation includes a Mai Tai or Polynesian cocktail (amen!), then here is the perfect book for your summer. The owners of San Francisco’s acclaimed Smuggler’s Cove bar have put together a collection of 100 delicious rum-lovin’ recipes, and included information about the lore and legend of tiki, as well. The pages of Smuggler’s Cove are exactly what I want to open up and enjoy this season. —S.B.

 

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Smuggler's Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781607747321
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Published: Ten Speed Press - June 7th, 2016

“This book demonstrates just how amazing Eric’s life has been both inside and outside the kitchen. It makes total sense now that he has become one of the greatest chefs in the world today. This is a portrait of a chef as a young man. It’s endlessly entertaining and teaches young cooks how it used to be.” —David Chang.

“Heartbreaking. Horrifying. Poignant. And inspiring. I’ve known Eric for years, and I had no idea that this was how it all started. If you want to get a clear picture of where one gets the drive and dedication to be a truly great chef, there is no better or more harrowing account.” —Anthony Bourdain

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32 Yolks: From My Mother's Table to Working the Line Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780812992984
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Published: Random House - May 17th, 2016

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