Cookbooks

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It is a well-known adage that cookbooks written by renowned chefs are best enjoyed in an armchair far from the kitchen lest the home cook end up in a pool of tears when trying to execute one of its

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A great dilemma faced by any cookbook author when writing about a foreign cuisine is how deeply to connect the recipes with the gastronomy of the place written about.

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Although this book’s title seems to indicate that this is the end-all, the definitive and comprehensive Greek cookbook still awaits its author/researcher.

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“By educating and inspiring you, Pierre Marcolini is doing a great service to the blossoming bean to bar chocolate movement.”

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Books in the Mediterranean cooking genre are a dime a dozen. The Mediterranean is a big place. In it are numerous cuisines of many different derivations.

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When was the last time you bought a cookbook and immediately went out and purchased the ingredients to cook all the recipes? Never, right?

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“Use The Dumpling Galaxy Cookbook to celebrate a holiday at home or gather friends around your kitchen with laughter, chatting, and fun working your hands to make your own dumpling

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“bakers can find months of inspiration and experimentation, from cocktails to dessert, in this cookie collection.”

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To open the pages of Golden is to be immediately confronted with a dilemma: Keep reading or race to the kitchen?

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“for confident cooks who can spot when a recipe might go awry, Biscuit Head provides good inspiration for updated Southern classics.”

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On first read, Nancy Silverton’s Mozza at Home feels appealing, reassuring, and aspirational.

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A few years back the Times ran an article about Lior Lev Sercarz, a professional chef who hails originally from Israel and has honed his professional skills in the kitchens most notably of

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“Classic German Baking lives up to its name—and will be a classic itself.”

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When one cracks open the big Cooking School: Mastering Classic and Modern French Cuisine by Alain Ducasse et. al.

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For Americans, the bar to be charmed by anything British gets set plenty low. We love the accent, the funny words, the history, the royal baby. And we used to love making fun of the food.

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This charming little ode to the ingredients used in the Italian cooking of Marcella Hazan in a sense is as important to cooking as any of her cookbooks.

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The first sentence of Ursula Ferrigno’s beautifully photographed Flavors of Sicily: Fresh and Vibrant Recipes from a Unique Mediterranean Island surely was the impetus for her ode to Sicil

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In line with the latest of gorgeous cookbooks under #foodporn and #travelporn, Jose Pizarro’s Basque is more than a collection of regional recipes.

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“bakers of all ages will enjoy this 72-page dessert extravaganza . . .”

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In a year when the electorate is embracing angry old white men, discovering that a dead white man who was best known for his roles in horror movies was not only a serious gourmet cook, but coauthor

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It’s hard to slam a book whose authors really, really want readers to like them.

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“In an uncertain, overstressed world, full flavor + comfort seems an ideal combination.”

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“nothing too exotic, but with just enough of a twist to keep bakers and breakfast-eaters happy.”

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