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Every day 1,500 Bostonians can't resist buying sweet, simple treats such as Homemade Pop-Tarts, from an alumna of Harvard with a d...egree in economics. From Brioche au Chocolat and Lemon Raspberry Cake to perfect croissants, Flour Bakery-owner Joanne Chang's repertoire of baked goods is deep and satisfying. While at Harvard she discovered that nothing made her happier than baking cookies leading her on a path that eventually resulted in a sticky bun triumph over Bobby Flay on the Food Network'sThrowdown. Almost 150 Flour recipes such as Milky Way Tart and Dried Fruit Focaccia are included, plus Joanne's essential baking tips, making this mouthwatering collection an accessible, instant classic cookbook for the home baker. read more

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For the home or professional bread-maker, this is the book of the season. It comes from a man many consider to be the best bread b...aker in the United States: Chad Robertson, co-owner of Tartine Bakery in San Francisco, a city that knows its bread. To Chad, bread is the foundation of a meal, the center of daily life, and each loaf tells the story of the baker who shaped it. He developed his unique bread over two decades of apprenticeship with the finest artisan bakers in France and the United States, as well as experimentation in his own ovens. Readers will be astonished at how elemental it is. A hundred photographs from years of testing, teaching, and recipe development provide step-by-step inspiration, while additional recipes provide inspiration for using up every delicious morsel. read more

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Rare is the cookbook that redefines how we cook. And rare is the author who can do so with the ease and expertise of acclaimed wri...ter and culinary authority Michael Ruhlman. Twenty distills Ruhlman?s decades of cooking, writing, and working with the world?s greatest chefs into twenty essential ideas?from ingredients to processes to attitude?that are guaranteed to make every cook more accomplished. Whether cooking a multi-course meal, the juiciest roast chicken, or just some really good scrambled eggs, Ruhlman reveals how a cook?s success boils down to the same twenty concepts. With the illuminating expertise that has made him one of the most esteemed food journalists, Ruhlman explains the hows and whys of each concept and reinforces those discoveries through 100 recipes for everything from soups to desserts, all detailed in over 300 photographs. Cooks of all levels will revel in Ruhlman?s game-changing Twenty. read more

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Recipe clutter is a thing of the past with this beautifully illustrated ?pocket? book. This ultra-pretty package provides space fo...r organizing favorite recipes saved from magazines, the Internet, friends, and family and comes with preprinted stickers for identifying each of the 12 roomy pockets. read more

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True Blood, HBO?s blockbuster paranormal drama, enthralls a diverse audience of 13 million viewers (and counting). Menus at the no...w-famous Fangtasia and Merlotte?s Bar and Grill play a key role in the series, providing sustenance for its human characters, evoking memories of a bygone life for its vampires, and serving as a powerful symbol for the desires and carnal needs the characters harbor. It?s no wonder so many fans revel in at-home parties inspired by the food on the series! With recipes from unforgettable scenes, each entertainingly introduced by True Blood?s most compelling characters, these 85 authentic bayou country recipes and 150-plus photos from the series give fans a big taste of Bon Temps. © 2012 Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved. True Blood and related trademarks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc. read more

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Food Network and Cooking Channel star Aida Mollenkamp lays an invaluable foundation for cooks in Keys to the Kitchen. This compreh...ensive manual collects more than 300 innovative, contemporary recipes as well as color photographs, plenty of informative illustrations, a substantial technique primer, and helpful how-to information on subjects as wide-ranging as rust removal, throwing a cocktail party, and knife skills. For members of the tech-savvy new generation who can?t cook but want to, this essential reference guide makes an ideal starting place and for those already at ease in the kitchen it?s full of ?who knew? moments for expanding their repertoire of great recipes. read more

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This is the book for cooks who want to take their cooking to a whole new level. Martha Holmberg was trained at La Varenne and is a...n award-winning food writer. Her look at this sometimes-intimidating genre?expressed in clear, short bites of information and through dozens of process photographs?delivers the skill of great sauce-making to every kind of cook, from beginners to those more accomplished who wish to expand their repertoire. More than 100 recipes for sauces range from standards such as béarnaise, hollandaise, and marinara to modern riffs such as maple-rum sabayon, caramelized onion coulis, and coconut- curry spiked chocolate sauce. An additional 55 recipes use the sauces to their greatest advantage, beautifying pasta, complementing meat or fish, or elevating a cake to brilliant. Modern Sauces is both an inspiration and a timeless reference on kitchen technique. read more

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Experience the tempting peaks and valleys of buttery, sweet and savory waffles. This collection of more than 30 mouthwatering reci...pes?plus a dozen toppings to sprinkle, spread, drizzle, and otherwise gild the waffle?includes childhood classics like the basic Buttermilk Waffle and elegant updates like Ham and Gruyère Waffle Tartines. Deliciously crunchy and light, these recipes are equally at home at the breakfast table, in a lunch box, or served formally at a dinner party. Doll them up with a drizzle of Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce, sprinkle with fines herbes, or dress them down (in the best possible way) with simple pure maple syrup?these delicately crisp, perfectly golden, and light as air treats are the ultimate in culinary versatility. read more

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The Country Cooking of Greece captures all the glory and diversity of Greek cuisine in one magnum opus from Greece?s greatest culi...nary authority, Diane Kochilas. More than 250 recipes were drawn from every corner of Greece, from rustic tavernas, Kochilas? renowned cooking school, and the local artisans and village cooperatives that produce olive oil and handmade pasta. More than 150 color photographs and vivid sidebars bring to life Greece?s unique and historical food culture. Seventeen chapters organized by ingredients such as lamb, herbs, artichokes, and cheese touch down all over Greece?s dramatic geography of mountains, coastal lands, and fertile alluvial plains. A cookbook like no other, this ingredient-driven volume at once meets a growing interest in Greek cooking and serves as a homecoming for all those of Greek descent. read more

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From the author of Seriously Simple (more than 70,000 sold) comes another collection of enticing recipes and useful tips that will... help make throwing a party just as much fun as attending one. Using straightforward ingredients, minimized prep time, and streamlined cooking techniques, hosts can serve festive meals with ease. Sample menus?organized seasonally for a variety of groups and occasions?and mix-and- match recipes for every course allow cooks of every skill level to make merry year-round. With great advice on everything from stocking a party pantry to setting an elegant table, plus vivid photos that will entice party planners into the kitchen, this book gives everyone a reason to celebrate. read more

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Saltie is an eatery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that was created and is run by three pioneers of the Brooklyn food scene. The shop ...boasts a devoted following of diners who love their magnificent sandwiches, soups, egg bowls, drinks, and sweets. This cookbook features 75 recipes for all of these favorite foods, plus more than 50 color photographs and 10 humorous drawings by Elizabeth Schula that capture the sense of commitment, locality, and belonging countless devoted foodies feel for this famed eatery. Full of surprising visuals, great recipes and colorful storytelling, Saltie is at once a unique cookbook and a guide to good eating. read more

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A beautiful addition to any décor, these ready-to-frame prints reveal the natural elegance and simple beauty of chickens and their... eggs in ten gorgeous images chosen from Janice Cole?s Chicken and Egg. read more

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Chicken coops have never been so chic! From organic gardens in parking lots to rooftop beekeeping, the appeal of urban homesteadin...g is widespread. Chicken and Egg tells the story of veteran food writer Janice Cole, who, like so many other urbanites, took up the revolutionary hobby of raising chickens at home. From picking out the perfect coop to producing the miracle of the first egg, Cole shares her now-expert insights into the trials, triumphs, and bonds that result when human and hen live in close quarters. With 125 recipes for delicious chicken and egg dishes, poultry lovers, backyard farmers, and those contemplating taking the leap will adore this captivating illustrated memoir! read more

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This cookbook is an indispensable reference for modern couples looking to spend quality time together in the kitchen. Inside are m...ore than 130 recipes for both classic and contemporary cooking that are perfect for day-to-day à deux and special occasions with family and friends. More than a collection of recipes, The Newlywed Cookbook is also a guide to domestic bliss. Author Sarah Copeland, a newlywed herself, knows that sourcing, cooking?as well as sharing food together at the table?makes for a happy couple! This beautiful and sophisticated contemporary cookbook is the new go-to for brides and grooms. read more

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Great barbecue is as simple as meat, fire, smoke, and time. This ode to authentic meaty goodness gives barbecue beginners an essen...tial guide to the tools, techniques, and recipes needed to make smoky, mouthwatering, fall-off-the-bone meats. And seasoned smokers will learn a thing or two, too! Ray Lampe, a.k.a. Dr. BBQ, brings decades of expertise as a barbecue master, providing indispensable wisdom alongside 68 of the best recipes he has encountered in his long and wide-ranging career, from tantalizing mains such as Competition-Style Beef Brisket to lip-smacking sides such as Bacon and Blue Cheese Coleslaw. For both stove-top smokers and regular backyard grills, Slow Fire makes it easy to cook irresistible slow-cooked barbecue right at home. read more

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Betty Rosbottom, beloved author of Sunday Soup and Sunday Roasts, knows how to make Sundays feel special. For this third title in ...her Sunday series, she turns to the most leisurely and convivial meal of the week, brunch. Providing a year?s worth of special meals, this book contains 80 mouthwatering recipes for eggs, stratas, pancakes, waffles, quickbreads, hash, and beverages, as well as 32 tantalizing color photographs and dozens of delicious menus. Full of enduring staples and delicious surprises, Sunday Brunch will become the go-to for tried and true Sunday treats. read more

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One pan + fresh ingredients = dinner for two! With an emphasis on reducing prep time and the usual sinkful of dishes, cooking inst...ructor Carla Snyder serves up the ideal couple?s guide to simple, complete, and truly delicious meals?imagine Balsamic Braised Chicken Thighs with Figs and Creamy Polenta or Thyme-Rubbed Salmon with Shallots and Caramelized Cauliflower ?Risotto??that can be made in one skillet, in less than 60 minutes. With recipes for home-cooked pasta, grains, sandwiches, beef, pork, chicken, and seafood, plus wine or beer pairings for each dish, One Pan, Two Plates will nourish couples, from newlyweds to empty nesters, every night of the week. read more

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The ideal companion to Flour?Joanne Chang?s beloved first cookbook?Flour, too includes the most-requested savory fare to have made... her four cafés Boston?s favorite stops for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Here are 100 gratifying recipes for easy at-home eating and entertaining from brunch treats to soups, pizzas, pasta, and, of course, Flour?s famous cakes, tarts, and other sweet goodies. More than 50 glorious color photographs by Michael Harlan Turkell take the viewer inside the warm, cozy cafés; into the night pastry kitchen; and demonstrate the beauty of this delicious food. With a variety of recipes for all skill levels, this mouthwatering collection is a substantial addition to any home cook?s bookshelf. read more

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Here?s a new twist on an old favorite: pretzels warm from the oven. DIY bakers can make their own crunchy, chewy, savory, or sweet... artisan pretzels with this collection of 50 recipes that imagines every way to shape, fill, and top them. Here are the traditional versions as well as novel creations such as Philly cheesesteak pretzel pockets and fried pretzel with cinnamon sugar. More substantial dishes like wild mushroom and chestnut pretzel stuffing, and pretzel bread pudding with caramel sauce elevate the humble pretzel to dinner-table fare as this tantalizing cookbook takes a cherished everyday snack to the next level of culinary creativity. Recipes include: Jalapeño-Cheddar Pretzel Bites Pretzel Grilled Cheese with Tomato-Basil Jam Fried Pretzels with Cinnamon Sugar Honey Wheat Pretzel Twists Buttery Pretzel Crackers Caramel-Chocolate-Pecan Pretzel Wands read more

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San Francisco is world-renowned for its chefs and restaurants, and the acclaimed food section of the San Francisco Chronicle is wi...dely acknowledged to be one of the best food sections in the country. Regular contributors include some of the finest chefs and food writers anywhere, among them Joyce Goldstein, Flo Braker, Alice Waters, Jeremiah Tower, Marlena Spieler, Janet Fletcher, and Georgeanne Brennan. Michael Bauer, the food editor of the Chronicle, has assembled here a definitive collection of recipes that represent the best of California cuisine?simple and stylish, with an appreciation for ethnic flavorings and a commitment to fresh ingredients. Including 325 recipes, for soups, salads, appetizers, meat and vegetable entrees, condiments and relishes, as well as desserts, this inspiring new cookbook is sure to take its place with The New York Times Cookbook as an indispensable and beloved classic. read more

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Biscotti, the delicate, flavorful Italian cookie that is sweeping the American cafe scene, is presented in all its understated glo...ry in this collection of 30 delectable recipes, each illustrated with a charming watercolor. Perfect for dipping into a steaming cappuccino or as an accompaniment to ice cream or a glass of wine, biscotti are endlessly versatile. They can be covered with chocolate, embellished with spices or nuts or kept in their simple, sophisticated original form. Light and healthy, they adapt easily to both casual and formal occasions. Filled with tips on baking and serving biscotti, as well as with delicious historical anecdotes, this small-format cookbook is the perfect introduction to a classic Italian experience. read more

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Award-winning author and acclaimed baking expert Flo Braker knows the best things come in small packages. Now this acclaimed autho...r is back with a revised and expanded edition of her beloved Sweet Miniatures. Winner of the IACP Single-Subject Cookbook Award, Sweet Miniatures offers rich, all-new color photography, a whimsically appealing design, and step-by-step instructions for making all kinds of delectable desserts scaled down to an irresistible one-bite size. Miniature chewy Panforte di Siena, crispy Florentine Squares, and tangy Shreveshire Tarts will whisk family and friends away on an exciting mouthwatering journey. Little sweet somethingsCandied Almond Clusters, Golden Caramels, and Toffee Butter Crunchmake a thoughtful gift during the holidays. From cheerful Chocolate Hedgehogs to a set of Midas Cups for adding that golden touch to a festive soiree, Sweet Miniatures has all the right ingredients for creating the perfect bite-size morsel to suit any occasion. read more

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Even the pickiest of Gungans will eat their fruits and veggies when Bubble City Salad and Boss Nass Broccoli are on the menu. With... this exciting new sequel to the best-selling The Star Wars Cookbook: Wookiee Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes, Star Wars fans of all ages can cook up more out-of-this-world fun. From razor-toothed Opee's Sea Crunch (for fish fillets with a real bite) to Darth Double Dogs (doubling as a light saber you can eat!), this intergalactic Star Wars cookbook features healthy snacks, delicious dishes, sweet treats, and easy main courses no Rebel can resist. Featuring hilarious photographs and recipes and wipe-clean pages, The Star Wars Cookbook II even includes a shiny plastic stencil of Darth Maul to help decorate culinary creations. And age is no issue when the Force is with you-adults as well as kids will have a great time with this book. read more

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Where the best-selling Big Book of Casseroles brought bubbling cheese and golden bread crumbs, The Big Book of Soups and Stews bri...ngs succulent meats, tender vegetables, and creamy, savory goodness with 262 comforting recipes for soups, chowders, and stews. From a hot and hearty stew for a cold night to a cool, refreshing Vichyssoise for a sizzling afternoon, there's a recipe here for every occasion. Also included are nostalgic classics (like everyone's favorite Chicken Noodle Soup) as well as innovative new creations inspired by the cuisines of the world--from Thai Ginger Chicken to Mexican Seafood. With a wonderful selection of quick bread recipes and a crockpot full of tips and hints to help soup-makers hone their skills, The Big Book of Soups and Stews is the ultimate one-stop comfort food cookbook. read more

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Sexy, rich, and good in bed?chocolate is the ultimate indulgence. And Luscious Chocolate Desserts is the ultimate chocolate cookbo...ok. Lori Longbotham, author of the best-selling Luscious Lemon Desserts, delivers more than 70 of the best recipes for tantalizing cakes, sumptuous tarts and pies, velvety puddings and souffles, plus melt-in-your-mouth cookies, ice cream, and candy?all with enough chocolate to satisfy even the deepest craving. Recipes run from simple-to-prepare chocolate pound cake and chocolate mousse pie to more elaborate desserts such as chocolate profiteroles with chocolate ice cream and chocolate sauce and the decadent mocha tiramisu. For those who don't know their cocoa from their cacao, this compendium for chocoholics educates readers from bean to bar, including how to choose from the many forms of chocolate available in today's markets, plus the basics of storing, chopping, melting, and?the best part?tasting them. Luscious Chocolate Desserts is pure chocolate satisfaction for proud chocolate lovers everywhere. read more

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The latest in the best-selling Big Book series, The Big Book of Breakfasts starts the day right with over 280 recipes for every ki...nd of breakfast food imaginable. Its classic Maryana Vollstedt: every delicious dish is so easy to make you can hit the snooze button again and again. From classic blue-plate specials of Corned Beef Hash and Eggs to an innovative brunch of Spicy Orange Pancakes, here are frittatas and omelets, quiches and stratas, casseroles and skillet entrees, sandwiches and wraps, French toast and pancakes, waffles and cereals, meats and potatoes, breads and fruits plus a bevy of beverages and the basic how-to. Breakfast-its not just for breakfast anymore. read more

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Maryana Vollstedt, Queen of the best-selling Big Book series, has put the luck back in potluck with more than 250 delicious, no-no...nsense recipes. From Chile Cheese Wheels and citrusy Sunburst Salad, to Moroccan Chicken with Dates and Couscous and luscious Hazelnut-Cappuccino Cake, these crowd-pleasing dishes are perfect for toting to family reunions, book clubs, showers, church suppers, picnics, and parties galore - and have everyone begging for the recipe. With tips for streamlining preparation and suggestions for transporting treats safely, this heartwarming cookbook guarantees that dish will go home empty! read more

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Toasted golden in a pan or browned to melty perfection under the broiler, grilled cheese is the ultimate comfort food -- and a mea...l in itself. And believe it or not, it just got better. Author Marlena Spieler has created 50 mouthwatering new takes on this fromagophile's favorite. Her tantalizing pairings range from hearty Sage Sausage and Jack Cheese with Preserved Lemon to Melted Alpenzell, Emmentaler, Pear, and Cumin. There are also plenty of new twists on the tried and true, such as Smoky Bacon and Cheddar with Chipotle Relish or Fresh Mozzarella, Prosciutto, and Fig Jam. Oozing with cheese suggestions, an array of quick-to-make mustards, and tips on choosing the perfect bread for each sandwich, this cookbook will make anyone stand up and say "cheese!" read more

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Internationally known as one of the most magnificent farmers' markets in the world, the San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market ...has inspired this gorgeous illustrated market companion. The perfect guide and cookbookno matter where you liveeach page celebrates the abundant seasonal produce grown by local organic and specialty-crop farmers along with more than 100 fresh, remarkably easy-to-assemble recipes. Organized by season, the book details the availability of products at the market and offers advice on choosing, storing, preparing, and freezing items. A foreword by Alice Waters, the history of the market, and vivid color photos throughout bring this farm fresh market guide to life. read more

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The Bread Bible is the one book on the subject no kitchen should be without -- and now it's available in paperback. A trusted auth...ority on baking, Beth Hensperger has brought together hundreds of time-tested recipes, both classic and intriguingly original, from Gruyere Pullman Loaf and Farm-Style White Bread with Cardamom to fragrant Tuscan Peasant Bread and Classic Buttermilk Biscuits. And don't just think loaves. Steamed Pecan Corn Bread, pancakes, golden brioches, flatbreads, focaccia, pizza dough, dinner rolls, dessert breads, strudels, breakfast buns -- the choices are endless. The recipes are foolproof, step-by-step, and easy-to-follow. Busy bakers will also appreciate the excellent selection of recipes for bread machines and food processors. With a glossary and easy-to follow tips such as how to store and reheat bread, The Bread Bible is "a keeper for anyone who likes to bake or plans to get started." -Chicago Tribune read more

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From the kitchen that brought us the I-have-never-seen-anything-yummier Grilled Cheese comes the it-just-got-yummier Macaroni and ...Cheese. The kid-friendly favorite is now being spotted at the trendiest restaurants around town, and this fantastic cookbook has it all. More than 50 classics range from the tried-and-true Yankee Doodle Dandy Baked Macaroni and Cheese and quick to prepare specialties such as the yodel-worthy Alpine Macaroni with Appenzeller and Crme Frache to international specialties like Giuvetchi, a Greek dish of orzo in a cinnamon tomato sauce with lamb and kasseri, myzithra, and feta cheeses. There are even a few dessert versions like Falooda, a traditional Indian treat, this one using ricotta and sweet vermicelli, with cherries and a touch of cardamom. Recipes for side salads and soups help round out a balanced meal. Mac and cheeseit'll always please. read more

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For the guy who thinks home cooking means presenting take-out in serving dishes instead of straight from the container, here's a c...rash course in taking control of the kitchen. Sixty-five killer, easy-to-make recipes cover every hour of the day (or night)from full-blown meals such as a chopped cobb salad, perfectly cooked steak, and a side of mashed potatoes to Chocolate Cherry Brownies. Snack for the big game? Chili-powder popcorn. Second date? Go for the baked Brie. Sound advice guides the uninitiated through the kitchen basics and not-so-basics with tips such as how to get the best cut of meat, which tools are really necessary (and which are not), and what to drink with each meal. Who knew Home Ec could be so manly? read more

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Taste the chocolatey goodness of Mississippi Mud or marvel at the extravagant elegance of the Lady Baltimore and there will be no ...doubt that Southerners know how to bake a cake. Here are 65 recipes for some of the most delicious ever. Jam cakes and jelly rolls; humble pear bread and peanut cake; whole chapters on both chocolate and coconut cakeseach moist and delicious forkful represents the spirit of the South. A Baking 101 section offers the cake basics, some finishing touches (that means frosting and lots of it!), and the how-to's of storing each lovely concoction so that the last slice tastes as fresh and delightful as the first. read more

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Who says gingerbread is just for the holidays? This unique cookbook shows how gingerbread can be enjoyed for breakfast or dessert ...year-round. Reflecting the wisdom and creativity of a professional pastry chef and dedicated homecook, Gingerbread collects 60 traditional and modern recipes. Start with simple, yummy treats like Gingerbread Rum Cake and Sticky Toffee Gingerbread, then graduate to building your own gingerbread house for the holidays. Any way you slice it, these gingery goodies are sure to be a hit on any day of the year! read more

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After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, thousands of people lost their keepsakes and family treasures forever. As resident...s started to rebuild their lives, The Times-Picayune of New Orleans became a post-hurricane swapping place for old recipes that were washed away in the storm. The newspaper has compiled 250 of these delicious, authentic recipes along with the stories about how they came to be and who created them. Cooking Up a Storm includes the very best of classic and contemporary New Orleans cuisine, from seafood and meat to desserts and cocktails. But it also tells the story, recipe by recipe, of one of the great food cities in the world, and the determination of its citizens to preserve and safeguard their culinary legacy. read more

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Best-selling author and baking authority Elinor Klivans presents 65 of the finest and fastest recipes for baking homemade breads. ...With simple, easy-to-master techniques, anyone can quickly make such delightful treats as Apricot Corn Muffins, Butter Crescents, plus really super-fast favorites like Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes and Very Big Popovers, all with a minimum of sweat in the kitchen. From morning treats like crumpets, muffins, and sticky breads to savory and nutritious multigrains and dark ryes, Fast Breads will make a master bread maker of any bakerin record fast time, too! read more

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Ask any pie lover?the words "southern" and "pie" go together like ripe fruit and flaky pastry. And behind all the mouthwatering, l...ight-as-a-cloud meringue peaks and the sticky dark butterscotch fillings lies a rich and delicious history. In Southern Pies, some of the South's most famous bakers share recipes for 70 pies. Perfect for bakers of all skill levels, these pies are made with simple, easy-to-find, and gloriously few ingredients. Featuring such classics as Sweet Tea Pie and New Orleans Creole Coconut Pie, this tasty homage will fill everyone at the table with Southern hospitality. read more

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Is it a cake? Is it a cookie? With such deliciously soft and sweet cream-filled snacks, does it matter? The Internet is abuzz with... recipes and stories of whoopie pie folklore, while customers everywhere are descending on bakeries in droves demanding these delectable treats. This adorable volumethe only cookbook devoted entirely to whoopie piesfeatures more than 40 mix-and-match recipes, including the classic chocolate with marshmallow cream and a range of bright flavor combinations such as red velvet, green tea, pumpkin with a tangy cream cheese filling, and oatmeal with, yes, maple-bacon buttercream. With a puffy cover as soft as cake, plenty of color photos and hand-drawnillustrations, dozens of DIY decorating instructions, fun facts and baking tips, Whoopie Pies will make a welcome addition to any baker's bookshelf. read more

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Today?s specialty cheese market is booming, and many once obscure cheese varieties are now widely available. The Cheesemonger?s Ki...tchen collects 90 delightful recipes that move cheese into a meal?s starring role. Culled from chef and cheesemonger Chester Hastings?s 25 years of experience, these recipes take full advantage of the varied flavors of cheese in ways both traditional and innovative. A cheese book that focuses on recipes rather than acting as a buyers? guide or primer, this substantive and personal exploration?accompanied by 50 color photographs plus wine pairing tips from acclaimed sommelier Brian Kalliel?is a comprehensive guide to the vast world of specialty cheeses. read more

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Pops are summer's freshest frozen treats, and they're showing up in all the best places, from farmers markets to fine dining resta...urants. The perfect way to make the most of ripe fruit is by suspending it in sweet ice, but Perfect Pops takes popsicles beyond fruit and juice. With 50 recipes for popsicles in creative, of-the-moment flavors, this book includes creamy pops, fancy pops reminiscent of nostalgic, luscious desserts such as chocolate pudding, and alcohol-spiked pops for adults. Techniques for making striped, swirled, layered and creamy-centered pops dipped in chocolate make this book a charming resource for mothers and crafters looking for easy kitchen projects with delicious results! read more

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Sunday Roasts contains 80 tantalizing recipes for slow-roasted meats, fowl, fish, and vegetables that compel a Sunday cook to enjo...y good food and good living. With an earthy sensibility that celebrates quality ingredients, beloved author Betty Rosbottom pairs the special?an herb rub, a tapenade, a twist of citrus?with the primal: a substantial cut of meat. Roasts of all types and price ranges are represented, so cooks have everything they need to prepare for any occasion, from weeknight suppers to fancy holiday feasts. This timeless collection will become a kitchen staple. read more

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Martha Holmberg is uniquely equipped to bring crêpes into the home kitchen. Trained at the renowned La Varenne cooking school, she... has been a food writer, editor, and cook in the United States, England, and France for the past two decades. Her lifelong love of this favorite food is apparent throughout this collection of 50 sweet and savory recipes, ranging from the simple and snacky Butter-Sugar-Lemon of her teenage years to the crepe cakes and cannelloni of an accomplished cook. Her encouraging instructions and master formulas produce beautiful crepes and tempting sauces and fillings that pay homage to the classics while also playing with ambitious and fascinating flavor combinations and ingredients. read more

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People the world over come to California's wine country for a taste of the good life. They find it in abundance at Napa Valley's c...elebrated Tra Vigne restaurant (the name is Italian for "among the vines"), where an enchanting vineyard setting and chef Michael Chiarello's robust Italian dishes make for an unforgettable dining experience. Now, Chiarello takes readers behind the scenes at the restaurant, sharing recipes and reminiscences inspired by his years at Tra Vigne and the good Italian cooking of his family. The Tra Vigne Cookbook celebrates the natural beauty and abundance of the Napa Valley with a passionate gastronomic journey through the changing seasons. In addition to seasonal delights like roasted asparagus, lemon-braised artichokes, and pumpkin polenta, home cooks will discover the secrets for Tra Vigne classics such as herb gnocchi with braised lamb shanks and wild mushrooms, crunchy fritto misto with tomato vinegar, rich and crumbly Italian holiday cookies, and a decadent chocolate tiramis. With lush photographs and a strikingly contemporary design, The Tra Vigne Cookbook is a must-have cookbook this fall. read more

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A glass of wine can be delicious, but when it is paired with the right dish, it can resonate in a magnificent way. This gorgeous c...ookbook lets any cook plan a meal in perfect concert with a favorite or special wine. Mystified by the art of choosing a wine to go with your meal, or vice versa? Is white wine with fish the only rule you know? The Wine Lovers Cookbook is a unique guide for the wine lover and cook who considers wine an essential part of a meal and wants to understand the dynamic interplay between wine and food. Author Sid Goldstein describes in detail the flavor profiles of 13 popular varietals, such as Merlot and Chardonnay, and explains which ingredients balance each wine, giving the reader a professionals foundation for planning meals with each kind of wine. Best of all, he offers 100 recipes, from appetizers to desserts, specifically created to complement a particular varietal. The Wine Lovers Cookbook is a truly essential reference, an irresistibly beautiful cookbook, and an inspiration for all who want to make the most of an excellent glass of wine. read more

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Nothing complements a good meal with friends like a rustic oak table laden with an exquisite selection of fine cheeses: a grape le...af-lined platter of ricotta with honey, red pears, and roasted chestnuts, or a decorative Spanish tile topped with sheep's milk cheeses, toasted almonds, and oven-dried tomatoes, or a simple Italian salad of crostini dripping with melted fontina and white truffle oil. The elegant tradition of the after-dinner cheese course is rapidly gaining popularity as a part of home entertaining. Written by best-selling author and award-winning food writer Janet Fletcher, The Cheese Course decribes the wonderful array of artisanal cheeses now available, offering suggestions for presentations as well as wine pairings and fruit and nut accompaniments. The Cheese Course is rounded out with 50 sweet and savory recipes for salads, breads, and desserts that match deliciously with cheese. read more

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Julia della Croce's savory Minestrone Romano Soup to soothe a friend under the weather. Marion Cunningham's hearty Tamale Pie for ...a family with a newborn. Beth Hensperger's delectable Cinnamon Rolls with Irish Cream Glaze to welcome the new neighbors. In times of transition and change, there's nothing more satisfying than delightful gifts of homemade food. From Our House to Yours brings together over 90 recipes from respected cookbook authors and chefs for portable comfort food that's easy to make and even easier to share. Benefiting Meals on Wheels of San Francisco, it also includes tips on preparing ahead of time, transporting, and reheating. Dedicated to spreading cheer, From Our House to Yours is a delicious opportunity to feel good and do good at the same time. read more

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Diane Morgan -- the diva of dips and champion of chips -- has created more than 50 recipes for everyone's dipping and dunking part...y favorites. Guests will make a beeline for lip-buzzing salsas scooped up with crispy tortilla triangles. Onion dip made from scratch is even better with homemade potato chips. And how about crunchy Parmesan Breadsticks for dunking into a butternut squash with creme fraiche? Simple "Dip Do-Aheads" make prep work a snap, while dip tips and easy chip-making techniques make it easier -- and tastier -- than taking a trip to the market for store-bought. Let the party begin with Delicious Dips! read more

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Celebrated television, cookbook, and restaurant chef Michael Chiarello is a master of simple, casually elegant cookingand a fabulo...us host. In this cookbookpacked with great recipes, gorgeous photographs, and inspiring entertaining ideashe shares his secrets for celebrating in style (and having fun doing it too!). Whether hosting four around the kitchen counter or a hundred for a cocktail party, readers will find everything from appetizers and main courses to desserts and drinks (over 130 recipes in all), time-saving tips, an all-important section on stocking the pantry (great for impromptu gatherings!), whimsical menus, and creative settings and table arrangements. A holiday cocktail party throws together quickly with bowls of crunchy Fusilli Snack Mix and Crispy Sausage-Stuffed Olives, all washed down with citrusy margaritas. Roll out the red carpet for an at-home movie night featuring Pop Culture Popcorn, Giant Bean Cassoulet with Fennel-Spiced Chicken, and Chocolate Mousse Cannolis along with the latest video release. Even a sit-down dinner can be a relaxing affair with Forever Roasted Lamb with Herbes de Provence, Lemon-Oil Smashed Potatoes, Garlicky Vegetables Primavera, and, for dessert, Molton Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes. Uber-casual Chiarello inspires calm and confidence in even the most jangle-nerved hosts, inviting everyone to think like an entertainerand relax like a guest. read more

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For anyone who ever wanted to know the difference between Porterhouse and Chateaubriand, the Lobel family of master butchers has a...ll the answers in the Meat Bible. Covering every imaginable meatbeef, veal, pork, lamb, poultry, rabbit, and morethe Lobels share their extensive knowledge of the differing tastes, textures, flavors, fat contents, and uses for each cut of meat. More than 150 recipes include such savory dishes as Thai Beef Salad, Braised Pork Tacos with Ancho Chile Sauce, Lamb Loin Chops with Eggplant Caponata and Andalusian-Style Quail with Dates and Almonds. How-to instructions take the mystery out of techniques such as butterflying a chicken. When it comes to meat, no one knows more than the Lobels. read more

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Salpicón! is the beloved Chicago restaurant renowned for its upscale Mexican menu. Its unique culinary approach fuses classic Euro...pean dishes with traditional Mexican seasonings and flavors that result in such wonderful dishes as salmon tartare cured with tequila. This elegant cookbook includes recipes for every course and provides wine pairing suggestions for each dish. With stunning photographs throughout featuring the food and the restaurant itself, The Salpicón! Cookbook is both a lovely keepsake and a fascinating introduction to high-end Mexican cuisine. read more

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