Cookbooks

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“With the idea of writing a book for the ultimate cookie swap—one with perfect, cheflike confections—Tracey Zabar began hitting up mostly New York chefs and bakers for their best recipes.

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“. . . take a closer look. This book was written to be used. Tips on how to improve your technique, as well as highlights of interesting ingredients are sprinkled throughout.

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“Part memoir, part teaching manual, The Kitchen Counter Cooking School is as much a transformational book about Kathleen Flinn as it is about her students. . . .

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“It’s difficult to do justice to the 750 recipes and the overall presentation, except to say that this book never goes on the shelf—it never leaves the countertop, where it is always within

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What is the difference between an Amancenista and a Manzanilla sherry? How large was the 1859 grands crus classification in Bordeaux?

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“Michelle Owens does not ‘presume to dictate something so personal’ as the ‘rules for making a garden.’ Rather, her stated intention in this delightful book is ‘to suggest ways to think abo

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French cuisine, or at least the cooking of it, intimidates a lot of people.

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Maya Angelou’s lovely books usually reside on our bedside tables, yet this is one you’ll keep close at hand in the kitchen.

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Here’s a book that is sure to show up on nearly every foodie’s holiday wish list this season.

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When Meryl Streep portrayed Julia Child in the film Julie and Julia last year, Americans rediscovered French cooking.

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There are basically three tracks that someone wishing to earn credentials in the world of wine can follow: The wine educator track, culminating in the Certified Wine Educator; the wine business tra

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Take a quick skim through Supper for a Song, and your first thought may be, “Wow, songs sure must cost more in Britain.” This book will pull readers in with its attractive layout and photo

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While she was the pastry chef at The French Laundry, Claire Clark wrote Indulge in 2007; now released in paperback, the book remains a must-have.

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Would you like some sugar with your sugar? If so, Dulce is the book for you. This is a book that more than lives up to its name.

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Can a cook’s shelves hold too many ice cream books? Not with summer looming, and not if there’s still space for The Ciao Bella Book.

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