Book Genre: Cookbooks

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Christy Jordan
Lisa
5

Ninth-generation Alabamian Christy Jordan's collection of classic comfort food is filled with recipes requiring only ordinary ingredients and is suitable for new cooks or those who don't want to rush out and buy truffle oil or an exotic spice.  Lots of pictures, and a family anecdote...

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Lisa
4

From Real Simple Magazine, this temptingly photographed cookbook is divided by the four seasons, and then by category, such as starters, poultry, pasta, vegetarian, side dishes and desserts.  Entries include Corn Salsa with Feta and Walnuts, Pork and Pineapple Kebabs, Creamy Seafood...

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Cheryl Sternman Rule
Michelle
4

I'm a sucker for this kind of thing - a cookbook organized by color.  Only one full recipe for each fruit or vegetable but also some tips in general for what to do with them.  Beautiful, creative and practical. 

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Michelle
4

If you belong to a farm or have a large garden with variety, this is wonderfully organized by common vegetables.  Need to use eggplant?  Recipes.  Leafy greens? Recipes.  Squash?  Recipes.  It was quite a bit of work but a really big hit at a potluck even with folks...

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Deborah Madison
Emily
4

I just loved this book, I'm pretty much a sucker for illustrated books for adults (why do kids get to have all the visual fun?!?!) and this one combines many of my favorite things, cooking, eating, memoir, illustrations, recipes! What we eat when we eat alone is a fantastic meditation on food,...

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Susan Spungen
Emily
5

Spungen was a mastermind behind the Marta Stewart Empire, she wrote the bi-monthly column "Easy Entertaining" and she spearheaded the creation of the "Everyday Food" magazine which brings delicious meals to the amateur table with easy to follow, simple recipes for wholesome family friendly meals...

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Ruth Reichl
Emily
4

This is a follow up to he first book called Tender at the Bone, Reichl writes beautifully about food and about being human. Her observations are prosey yet powerful, she is identifiable and admirable, flawed and motivated. Also she has eaten with some of the best and most famous cooks of our age...

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Laura Werlin
Emily
4

Nom, nom, nom, Yum this book of fifty different kinds of grilled cheese sammies pleases me, I never thought of putting cheese on the outside of the sandwich even though my favorite part of a grilled cheese is that delish burned cheese that spills out the side! Werlin offers many such tips and...

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Michael Natkin
Rachel F
4

A blog I follow referenced the Herbivoracious blog, which led me to this new vegetarian cookbook.  I belong to a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), so I get a "share" of random produce each week.  I need new cookbooks to figure out what to...

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Sandor Ellix Katz
Michelle
3

Perhaps the Bible of fermentation?  Covers the gamut from history to philosophy to science to the art of fermentation, this book demonstrates the variety of ways people around the world have preserved foods in creative and practical ways.  I can't wait to try my hand at sauerkraut and...

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Ruth Reichl
Emily
4

This is a follow up to he first book called Tender at the Bone, Reichl writes beautifully about food and about being human. Her observations are prosey yet powerful, she is identifiable and admirable flawed and motivated. Also she has eaten with some of the best and most famous cooks of our age...

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James Lileks
Emily
4

Hahahaa this book is amusing, upsetting, interesting, astonishing and informative. Written with  a smirk and a wink this book chronicles the misadventures of American cuisine from the so called "Golden Age of Salt and Starch" these "recipes" are gleaned from ads for food companies wherein...

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Charise Mericle Harper
Gwen
0

Cupcake is just plain vanilla and he was left behind when all the fancier cupcakes were chosen first. Candle is just a plain birthday candle - he does not sparkle, he is not skinny or a number. Together, the two try all different combinations to make Cupcake seem like a better choice. Finally,...

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Raghavan Iyer
Michelle
5

We have loved every delicious exotic dish we've made from this delightful Indian cookbook.

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Ann Morris
Gwen
0

If you like bread, you will love this book! Learn the different kinds of bread all over the world. They have all kinds of different names, shapes, and flavors. The book exposes children to other cultures so that they can see the similarities and differences in how we live. This is a classic...

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Melanie Dunea
Michelle
3

Love to cook or eat? Here's a beautiful coffee-table book to ponder. Larger than life photographs and meal descriptions.

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Mini Grey
Gwen
0

Horace helped his mom bake a ginger bear cookie, but there just wasn't time to eat it. During the night, the ginger bear wakes up and decides to make himself some new friends. He rolls out dough and bakes a whole circus full of ginger bears - strong men, acrobats, and jugglers. The ginger bears...

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Russ Parsons
Michelle
4

Ever wonder why grocery store fruit is mealy? Why does that tomato have no flavor? What should you do with your veggies when you get them home? Parsons answers these questions and more in this educational and entertaining book about our nation's produce -- where it comes from, how to pick and...

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Mort Rosenblum
Michelle
4

Mort takes the reader around the world from Oaxaca to the Ivory Coast to Hershey, PA, to explore the depths of chocolate. It's a fascinating look at the culinary, political, sociological, economic, historical and health issues surrounding the food of the gods. If you like chocolate at all, you'...