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A Table

- by Rebekah Peppler

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking meetsDinner: Changing the Game in a beautifully photographed, fresh approach to French cooking and gathering, with 125 simple recipes.

À Table: Recipes for Cooking and Eating the French Way is an alluring, delicious invitation to the French table from Paris-based American food writer and stylist, Rebekah Peppler. It is both a repertoire-building cookbook and a stylish guide that will make readers feel as though they are traveling through France with a close friend.

New York Times contributing writer Rebekah Peppler shares 125 elegant, "new French" recipes that reflect a modern, multicultural French table. With approachable recipes, a conversational tone, and aspirational photography,À Table contains secrets for cooking simple, sophisticated meals and recreating the magic and charm of French life anywhere in the world.

125 ACCESSIBLE RECIPES: Included are classics such asRatatouille andCrème Brûlée; regional dishes, such asBasque Chicken,Niçoise (for a Crowd), andAlsatian Cheesecake; as well as recipes born of the melding of the cultures and flavors that help define contemporary French eating, fromBigger Bánh Mì andLamb Tagine toGreen Shakshuka.

USEFUL ADVICE: Guidance on shopping, stocking the pantry, and preparing the table, as well as stories on French food culture, make this not just a recipe-driven cookbook but also a chic guide to modern French living.

FOREVER CHIC: French food and the French lifestyle will never go out of style.À Table offers a window into an enviable way of life and is filled with inspiring, useful tips--perfect for Francophiles and anyone who likes to cook and eat good food.

Perfect for:
o Home cooks looking for accessible recipes, relying less on fancy techniques and more on ease and accessibility.
o Fans of Rebekah Peppler's work, including her James Beard Award-nominated book,Apéritif, and regular writing in theNew York Times.
o People of all ages who like to plan unfussy meals with delicious food and minimal prep.

The Arabesque Table

- by Reem Kassis

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"The Arabesque Table is full to the brim with dishes which are rooted in tradition and at the same time creatively (and deliciously!) transcend it. It is wonderful!" --Yotam Ottolenghi

"A dazzling set of recipes from Reem Kassis" --Nigel Slater 

"Reem Kassis's cookbooks tell of her Palestinian family, while giving a modern twist to such dishes as fatteh, lentil soup and pistaschio cake" --The Observer Food Monthly

Acclaimed author Reem Kassis returns with a one-of-a-kind collection of original contemporary recipes tracing the rich history of Arab cuisine.

The Arabesque Table takes inspiration from the traditional food of the Arab world, weaving Reem Kassis's historic research and cultural knowledge with her contemporary interpretations of an ancient, remarkably diverse cuisine.

In her personal, engaging voice, Reem bridges past and present to open up the world of Arabic cooking today, showcasing a mosaic of 130 delicious, accessible home recipes. Organized by primary ingredient, the recipes and vivid photographs bring the dishes to life while her narrative offers not only a sense of taste, but a sense of time and place as well.

More than just a compilation of modern Arabic recipes, The Arabesque Table celebrates the evolution of Arab cuisine and the stories of cross-cultural connection it recounts, paying tribute to the history and journey that have led to this point.

With the past on full display in this heavily researched and exciting book, you will find dishes from the Golden Age of Islam: like Narjissiya (a fava bean and egg hash) and  Makmoora (a layered chicken, onion and pine nut pot pie), as well as contemporary and globally inspired interpretations: like Tahini Cheesecake and Caramelized Butternut Squash Fatteh with Za'atar, revealing a cuisine that is vibrant, nourishing, and exciting, but above all, reminding us of how powerful food is in defining the relationship between people, place and identity.

hot for food all day

- by Lauren Toyota

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More than 100 utterly simple, crazy-delicious vegan recipes that satisfy cravings all day, everyday, from vegan YouTube guru and bestselling author of Vegan Comfort Classics Lauren Toyota.

Lauren Toyota's hot for food has become the go-to source online for flavorful, vegan comfort food recipes like Cheeseburger Pasta Salad and Oyster Mushroom Calamari. But let's face it--epic vegan food can take work. So in hot for food all day, Lauren collects her simplest, tastiest recipes, for the quickest weeknight meals, easy work lunches, and satisfying breakfasts.

Separated by meal type, and with choose-your-own-adventure recipes for mac 'n' cheese, snack mixes, scones, and more, hot for food all day has everything you can expect from Lauren--Buffalo Chicken Crunchwraps, Spiced Grilled Cheese, Stuffed Breakfast Danishes, Tokyo Street Fries--as well as ideas for leveling up your leftovers to make your vegan meals amazing all week. With photos chronicling what Lauren eats in a day, as well as endless ideas for dressings, sauces, and other flavor boosters, Lauren proves again that vegans can eat whatever they want.

Anyone Can Cook

- by UNKNOWN

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The experts behind the popular cooking platform show new cooks how to get comfortable and be successful in their own kitchens.

Since its launch in 2014, the Kitchen Stories app has acquired a dedicated following among seasoned and beginner cooks alike. Now the best of their recipes, expertise, and tips are distilled into this essential cookbook that will help even a timid home chef feel like a pro. Designed with the elegant simplicity their fans have come to expect, Anyone Can Cook focuses on dinners-- for many the most important and stressful meal to prepare. The book offers recipes that take no more than one hour from kitchen to table, and many can be cooked in a single pot or pan. Most importantly, the book is designed to help beginner cooks develop basic skills, stock their kitchens and pantries, and master easy yet elegant meals. From the correct way to hold a knife, the art of sautéing vegetables, and composing the perfect salad bowl, to popular basics such as stir fries, chicken cutlets, meatballs, and sheet pan salmon, the book's instructions are clear, concise, and accompanied by large full-color photographs to match. Best of all, Anyone Can Cook demystifies many techniques and dishes that new cooks think are beyond their skill level, and even encourages adaptations based on diet and preference. If the words "chiffonade" or "homemade pesto" make you nervous, the chefs and editors at Kitchen Stories are here to tell you that anyone, including you, can cook, and cook well.

The New York Times Cooking No-Recipe Recipes

- by Sam Sifton

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The debut cookbook from the popular New York Times website and mobile app NYT Cooking, featuring 100 vividly photographed no-recipe recipes to make weeknight cooking more inspired and delicious--featuring a convenient flexibound format.
 
You don't need a recipe. Really, you don't.
 
Sam Sifton, founding editor of New York Times Cooking, makes improvisational cooking easier than you think. In this handy book of ideas, Sifton delivers more than one hundred no-recipe recipes--each gloriously photographed--to make with the ingredients you have on hand or could pick up on a quick trip to the store. You'll see how to make these meals as big or as small as you like, substituting ingredients as you go.
 
Fried Egg Quesadillas. Pizza without a Crust. Weeknight Fried Rice. Pasta with Garbanzos. Roasted Shrimp Tacos. Chicken with Caramelized Onions and Croutons. Oven S'Mores. Welcome home to freestyle, relaxed cooking that is absolutely yours.

Rodney Scott's World of BBQ

- by Rodney Scott

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In the first cookbook by a Black pitmaster, James Beard Award-winning chef Rodney Scott celebrates an incredible culinary legacy through his life story, family traditions, and unmatched dedication to his craft.

"BBQ is such an important part of African American history, and no one is better at BBQ than Rodney."--Marcus Samuelsson, chef and restaurateur

Rodney Scott was born with barbecue in his blood. He cooked his first whole hog, a specialty of South Carolina barbecue, when he was just eleven years old. At the time, he was cooking at Scott's Bar-B-Q, his family's barbecue spot in Hemingway, South Carolina. Now, four decades later, he owns one of the country's most awarded and talked-about barbecue joints, Rodney Scott's Whole Hog BBQ in Charleston.

In this cookbook, co-written by award-winning writer Lolis Eric Elie, Rodney spills what makes his pit-smoked turkey, barbecued spare ribs, smoked chicken wings, hush puppies, Ella's Banana Puddin', and award-winning whole hog so special. Moreover, his recipes make it possible to achieve these special flavors yourself, whether you're a barbecue pro or a novice. From the ins and outs of building your own pit to poignant essays on South Carolinian foodways and traditions, this stunningly photographed cookbook is the ultimate barbecue reference. It is also a powerful work of storytelling. In this modern American success story, Rodney details how he made his way from the small town where he worked for his father in the tobacco fields and in the smokehouse, to the sacrifices he made to grow his family's business, and the tough decisions he made to venture out on his own in Charleston.

Rodney Scott's World of BBQ is an uplifting story that speaks to how hope, hard work, and a whole lot of optimism built a rich celebration of his heritage--and of unforgettable barbecue.

Eat Better, Feel Better

- by Giada De Laurentiis

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Illustrated Edition

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER o Giada De Laurentiis shares how her unique approach to wellness completely transformed her relationship with food--featuring 100 recipes to boost gut health and immunity and nourish your mind, body, and spirit.
 
This book is the culmination of a ten-year journey. . . .  I've made a conscious effort to take control of my health because it had finally become impossible to ignore the fact that the choices (or lack thereof ) I'd been making for the past twenty years just weren't working for me anymore.

In Giada's most personal book yet, she gives you an inside look at her path to wellness and how she maintains a balanced life. Giada walks you through how to select food that can actually make you feel better and curate a personalized wellness routine to support a healthy mind and body. She shows you her own process of reconfiguring her diet to control inflammation--and how you can use the same steps to turn your life around. Giada also includes information on how to use complementary wellness tactics like intermittent fasting, meditation, and other self-care routines to optimize your well-being.
 
Giada devotes an entire chapter to her 3-day reboot--which she follows several times a year--and offers more than two dozen dairy-free, sugar-free, and gluten-free recipes to accompany the plan, as well as a 21-day menu outline that makes good, healthy cooking easy to implement at home. Even though it's so much more than a cookbook, Eat Better, Feel Better also offers 100 new recipes, from Italian-influenced ones like Fusilli with Chicken and Broccoli Rabe and Pan-Roasted Pork Chops with Cherry and Red Wine Sauce to her everyday healthy favorites including Quinoa Pancakes; Sheet Pan Parmesan Shrimp and Veggies; Roasted Cauliflower and Baby Kale Salad; and Chocolate and Orange Brown Rice Treats. 
 
Eat Better, Feel Better is the perfect jumpstart to wellness.

Stuff Every Coffee Lover Should Know

- by Candace Rose Rardon

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This pocket-sized handbook is the perfect gift for coffee connoisseurs, those looking to grind and brew their own beans, and anyone who appreciates a cup of coffee with or without caffeine.
 
If you're like most people, you start every day with a hot cup of joe. But beyond your steaming morning mug, there's a whole world waiting to be discovered--from roast varieties to brewing methods to the traditions, ceremonies, and customs of cultures around the globe.

Within the pages of this guide, coffee lovers of all levels will find useful information, helpful how-tos, and fascinating trivia about their beloved beverage, including
 
·  Highlights from Coffee History
·  Anatomy of the Coffee Cherry
·  Freshness in Coffee
·  Caffeine Content 101
·  Popular Espresso Drinks
·  Coffee Cocktails
 
So get ready to read about the world's best coffee-growing regions, learn how to host a coffee cupping like a pro, get tips for buying ethically sourced beans, and much, much more!

Cocktails of the Movies

- by Will Francis

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Now available in a new expanded and updated edition, Cocktails of the Movies serves up the 72 greatest cocktails to have featured on film.

Take a journey through Hollywood's lifelong love affair with cocktails, celebrating the greatest characters and their iconic drinks through original illustrations and easy-to-follow recipes. From Marilyn's Manhattan in Some Like It Hot to The Dude's White Russian in The Big Lebowski, there's something for everyone. Each cocktail is accompanied by the recipe, method, a history of the drink and a synopsis of its scene in the movie alongside full-color original artwork.

The Vegan Stoner Cookbook 2

- by Sarah Conrique

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The authors of the cult favorite The Vegan Stoner Cookbook are back with new vegan recipes so simple even a stoner can make them, now featuring a greater focus on whole foods, plus gluten-free and soy-free options.

Cooking vegan doesn't have to be hard! The Vegan Stoners, Sarah Conrique and Graham I. Haynes, are back with another batch of foolproof vegan dishes. This time, the yummy, fresh recipes highlight even more whole foods and fresh produce for modern vegan meals that take you beyond the pantry and into the farmers market, with an added focus on gluten- and soy-free options.

This highly illustrated, irreverent cookbook (and its cast of eccentric vegetable characters) presents easy instructions and simple, line-drawing ingredient lists that help busy home cooks and hungry slackers alike whip together filling vegan meals with minimal time and effort. With recipes like Butternut-chos, Jackfruit "Toona" Salad, and Shroom Paella, you'll find flexible plant-based recipes that satisfy your cravings.

Animal, Vegetable, Junk

- by Mark Bittman

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"Epic and engrossing." --The New York Times Book Review

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and pioneering journalist, an expansive look at how history has been shaped by humanity's appetite for food, farmland, and the money behind it all--and how a better future is within reach.

The story of humankind is usually told as one of technological innovation and economic influence--of arrowheads and atomic bombs, settlers and stock markets. But behind it all, there is an even more fundamental driver: Food.
 
In Animal, Vegetable, Junk, trusted food authority Mark Bittman offers a panoramic view of how the frenzy for food has driven human history to some of its most catastrophic moments, from slavery and colonialism to famine and genocide--and to our current moment, wherein Big Food exacerbates climate change, plunders our planet, and sickens its people. Even still, Bittman refuses to concede that the battle is lost, pointing to activists, workers, and governments around the world who are choosing well-being over corporate greed and gluttony, and fighting to free society from Big Food's grip.
 
Sweeping, impassioned, and ultimately full of hope, Animal, Vegetable, Junk reveals not only how food has shaped our past, but also how we can transform it to reclaim our future.

Food for Thought

- by Annie Gray

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Whether you're a keen chef or much prefer to be cooked for, dip into this delicious anthology of classic food writing to satisfy any palate.

Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is edited and introduced by historian, cook, lecturer and broadcaster Annie Gray.

From ancient times to today's celebrity chefs, people have always been inspired to write about food. In this delectable collection, Food for Thought, food historian Annie Gray has chosen an array of material to entertain and inspire. The variety is impressive - from lavish feasts in classical times to street food of pea soup and eels in 19th century London, and from how to find food on a desert island to meat free meals by Agnes Jekyll. Brimming with satire on Victorian etiquette, there is so much here to enjoy.

Frontier Follies

- by Ree Drummond

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New York Times bestseller

A down-to-earth, hilarious collection of stories and musings on marriage, motherhood, and country life from the #1 New York Times bestselling author and star of the Food Network show The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond.

In this relatable, charming book, Ree unveils real goings-on in the Drummond house and around the ranch. In stories brimming with the lively wit and humor found in her cookbooks and her bestselling love story, The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels, Ree pulls back the curtain and shares her experiences with childbirth, wildlife, isolation, teenagers, in-laws, and a twenty-five-year marriage to a cowboy/rancher.

A celebration of family life, love, and (mostly) laughter, Frontier Follies is a keepsake to curl up with, have a good laugh, and remember all that's wonderful (and funny) about family.

Peaky Blinders Cocktail Book

- by S. Houdre-gregoire

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Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of your favourite series by making delicious cocktails inspired by the world of Peaky Blinders!

Birmingham Sour, Derby, Easy Dizzy ... this officially licensed book includes 40 easy-to-make cocktail recipes made from whiskey, gin and other tipples so that you can sip like a member of the Shelby clan.

Featuring photography of the cast and settings from the award-winning BBC period crime drama Peaky Blinders, impress your guests with historically inspired: Whiskey Cocktails: Vendetta, Red Horse, John Shelby, Birmingham Sour, The Bloody Hand, The Shelby Julep, Easy Dizzy, Mr Sabini, The 1919, Section D, Inspector Campbell, Freddy Thorne, Ulster Force, Billy Kimber, Daniel OwenGin Cocktails: Last World, Epsom, Mrs Changretta, The Garrison, Gibson, Bobby, Tommy Shelby, Arthur's Coffee, Michael Gray, Mrs Ross, White Horse, Scrap, Black Country, Revolution, Five BellsCocktails with Other Spirits including Rum, Cognac and Vodka: West High, Angel, Derby, Grand Duke, Pimm's Number 1, By Order of the Peaky Blinders, Champagne Cocktail, Tatiana, Sparkling Suzie, Grace Shelby Choose a recipe, settle in in a good leather chair, loosen your starched collar and enjoy the moment!

The New Craft of the Cocktail

- by Dale Degroff

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The renowned cocktail bible, fully revised and updated by the legendary bartender who set off the cocktail craze--featuring over 100 brand-new recipes, all-new photography, and an up-to-date history of the cocktail.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION


The Craft of the Cocktail was the first real cookbook for cocktails when it first published in 2002, and it has had a remarkable influence on bartending. With this new edition, the original gets a delicious update, bringing expertise from Dale DeGroff, the father of craft cocktails, to the modern bar for a new generation of cocktail enthusiasts. The beloved histories, culture, tips, and tricks are back but all are newly revised, and DeGroff's favorite liquor recommendations are included so you know which gin or bourbon will mix just right.

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