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Ultimate Nachos

Ultimate Nachos

From Nachos and Guacamole to Salsas and Cocktails

by Lee Frank, Rachel Anderson and Karen Wise

Paperback, 134 pages, St Martins Press, $19.99, published April 23 2013 | purchase
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  • From Nachos and Guacamole to Salsas and Cocktails
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This collection features over 80 recipes related to nachos, including fire-roasted tomatillo salsa, fried calamari nachos and carnitas nachos.

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Pati's Mexican Table

Pati's Mexican Table

The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking

by Pati Jinich and Penny De Los Santos

Hardcover, 288 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $30, published March 5 2013 | purchase
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  • The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking
  • Pati Jinich and Penny De Los Santos

Presents a collection of recipes which use simple methods and everyday ingredients to make Mexican dishes suitable for family meals and holiday celebrations.

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Dearie

Dearie

The Remarkable Life Of Julia Child

by Bob Spitz

Paperback, 557 pages, Random House Inc, $16, published April 23 2013 | purchase
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  • The Remarkable Life Of Julia Child
  • Bob Spitz

Julia Child was a genuine rebel: She took the pretensions that embellished French cuisine and fricasseed them to a fare-thee-well, paving the way for a new era of American food — not to mention blazing a new trail in television. Bob Spitz reveals the history behind the woman who taught America how to cook.NPR Bestseller

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Open Range

Open Range

Steaks, Chops & More from Big Sky Country

by Jay Bentley and Patrick Dillon

Hardcover, 271 pages, Perseus Books Group, $32.50, published October 23 2012 | purchase
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  • Steaks, Chops & More from Big Sky Country
  • Jay Bentley and Patrick Dillon

Shares recipes for entrees, appetizers, desserts, and side dishes, including spicy meatloaf, Asian beef and sesame salad, and Snickers pie.

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Uncommon Grounds

Uncommon Grounds

The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World

by Mark Pendergrast

Paperback, 424 pages, Perseus Books Group, $19.95, published September 28 2010 | purchase
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  • The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World
  • Mark Pendergrast
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Cooked

Cooked

A Natural History of Transformation

by Michael Pollan

Hardcover, 468 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.95, published April 23 2013 | purchase
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  • A Natural History of Transformation
  • Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. There, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements — fire, water, air and earth — to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. And he discovers that the cook occupies a special place in the world, standing squarely between nature and culture.NPR Bestseller

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The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen

The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen

by Matt Lee and Ted Lee

Hardcover, 240 pages, Random House Inc, $35, published February 26 2013 | purchase
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  • Matt Lee and Ted Lee

The Lee brothers have collected one hundred recipes inspired by their hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, including flounder in parchment with shaved vegetables, Hugenot torte and shrimp and grits.

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Taco USA

Taco USA

How Mexican Food Conquered America

by Gustavo Arellano

Paperback, 310 pages, Simon & Schuster, $16, published April 16 2013 | purchase
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  • How Mexican Food Conquered America
  • Gustavo Arellano

For 50 years, the taco has been a staple of American life. It's in school lunches and Michelin-star restaurants; it even helped launch the food truck craze. So how did the taco come to loom so large in American bellies? Gustavo Arellano explains our love of all things folded into a tortilla.

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Relish

Relish

My Life in the Kitchen

by Lucy Knisley

Paperback, 173 pages, First Second, $17.99, published April 2 2013 | purchase
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  • My Life in the Kitchen
  • Lucy Knisley

Relish contains a series of stories from Lucy Knisley's life in the culinary world, from being toted along as a young girl to her mother's job at the first Dean and Deluca, to her own experiences in the Chicago food scene. These are broken up by some of her favorite recipes, lovingly illustrated and annotated in her bright, cartoony style.

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Every Grain of Rice

Every Grain Of Rice

Simple Chinese Home Cooking

by Fuchsia Dunlop

Hardcover, 351 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $35, published February 4 2013 | purchase
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  • Simple Chinese Home Cooking
  • Fuchsia Dunlop

A culinary reference inspired by the cooking traditions of Southern China features dishes that focus primarily on vegetables, shares a comprehensive introduction to key seasonings and techniques, and offers such options as Vegetarian Gong Bao Chicken, Sour-and-Hot Mushroom Soup and Emergency Late-Night Noodles. By the author of Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper. 20,000 first printing.

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Bouchon Bakery

Bouchon Bakery

by Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel

Hardcover, 399 pages, Workman Pub Co, $50, published October 23 2012 | purchase
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  • Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel

This collection of recipes from the famed Bouchon Bakery includes chocolate eclairs, cherry-whipped cream doughnuts, poached pears, and sourdough boule.

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Dolci

Dolci

Italy's Sweets

by Francine Segan and Ellen Silverman

Hardcover, 208 pages, Harry N Abrams Inc, $35, published October 1 2011 | purchase
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  • Italy's Sweets
  • Francine Segan and Ellen Silverman

Presents more than one hundred recipes for Italian desserts and pastries, from the traditional cannoli and biscotti to such regional specialties as licorice granita and chocolate eggplant.

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The Drunken Botanist

The Drunken Botanist

The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks

by Amy Stewart

Hardcover, 381 pages, Workman Pub Co, $19.95, published March 19 2013 | purchase
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  • The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks
  • Amy Stewart

From beer to bourbon, and martinis to Manhattans, all the world's alcoholic drinks come from plants. Garden writer Amy Stewart explores the plants behind our favorite cocktails: the fruits and grains that become alcohol; the herbs that add flavor; and the garnishes and mixers that add the finishing touches.NPR Bestseller

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Rachel's Irish Family Food

Rachel's Irish Family Food

120 Classic Recipes from My Home to Yours

by Rachel Allen

Hardcover, 254 pages, HarperCollins, $29.99, published February 28 2013 | purchase
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  • Rachel's Irish Family Food
  • 120 Classic Recipes from My Home to Yours
  • Rachel Allen

Shares authentic Irish recipes, including mussels with garlic and bread crumbs, roast duck with potato stuffing, and sweet scones with blueberry jam.

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