Family Recipes, Good Cheap Eats, Essential Emeril, Southwestern Cuisine, & More | Cooking Reviews, October 15, 2015

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Debuter Adams’s cake recipes are unlike any you’ll find in similar cookbooks; Fisher’s guide to easy, everyday cooking; Lagasse’s latest shares his secrets to success; Webster’s enthusiasm for all things Maple is infectious

Chefs Bittman, Boyle, Elliot, Ottolenghi, Ronnen, & Others | Cooking Reviews, September 15, 2015

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Bittman’s unconventional cookbook can help proficient cooks develop ideas, MasterChef Elliot’s hearty, classic dishes, Ottolenghi’s latest will challenge readers, Solomonov writes candidly about personal struggles and professional breakthroughs.

Let Them Build Cake: The Best Resources for Baking and Making Gingerbread Houses and Beyond

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It’s time to revive a classic holiday centerpiece: the gingerbread house. This roundup features a range of holiday baking and decorating projects suitable for all ages and skill levels. Supplementary videos and web resources will guide you toward additional recipes and tutorials.

Satisfy Hunger with Clean Eating, Yogurt Culture, Green + Grains | Cooking Reviews, February 15, 2015

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An eye-opening Bar Tartine; Yogurt Culture belongs in most all collections; Vetri continues to please with exceptional Italian cuisine; clean eating and lifestyle tips; an accessible take on leafy, grainy dishes.

Master Chefs Paul Bocuse, Jacques Pépin, plus a Debut, Chinatown Faves, & Chocolate Confections | Cooking Reviews, July 2015

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Abood’s debut exudes charm and style; recommend Fertig’s latest to bakers who love unconventional recipes; the heart and soul of French chef Pépin; Woodier offers a bargain for knowledge-hungry apple lovers

Trends, Traditions, Tastes: Middle Eastern Cooking | Collection Development, July 2015

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Emphasizing recency and broad appeal, this list of materials will meet the practical needs of cooks and provide signposts for readers who’d like to contextualize their Middle Eastern cooking through additional study. The recommended DVDs highlight differences in how foods are prepared and eaten in the Middle East versus the United States and touch on heated debates regarding the origins of popular foods.

Local Eats, Icy Treats, Meatless Mains, & Barbeque Favorites | Cooking Reviews, June 15, 2015

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Foolproof classic fare for potlucks, picnics, tailgates, and other occasions; readers will undoubtedly emerge better cooks after trying López-Alt’s perfected recipes; an unlikely Meatless in Cowtown will satisfy vegetarians

Tastes of Hawaii, Thailand, Mexico, Classic American, Baking Naturally | Cooking Reviews, May 15, 2015

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Bayless’s easy Mexican dishes for busy home cooks, an excellent addition to Thai cooking collections, Brown’s guide to eating on a limited budget, Honey & Co. is representative of the hottest trends and has enough variety to be suitable for everyday use

Everyday Healthy Pasta, Homemade Ice Cream, Ancient Grains, Plus Recipes from New England and Italy | Cooking Reviews, April 15, 2015

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Bilderback brings homemade ice cream to specialty-appliance-free ­kitchens, Henry offers budget-friendly and flavorful chicken recipes, Speck prepares satisfying whole-grain meals, celebrity chef Voltaggio’s cookbook is one readers will use.

Real Korean, New German, Recipes for Every Day | Cooking Reviews, March 15, 2015

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Bloomfield’s latest is an excellent companion to its popular predecessor, a fresh look at outdoor entertaining, Korean cuisine gains a wider audience, the relationship between food and fiction, a refined and chic German cookbook.