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Pok Pok

Pok Pok

Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand

by Andy Ricker, J. J. Goode and Austin Bush

Hardcover, 295 pages, Random House Inc, $35, published October 29 2013 | purchase
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  • Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand
  • Andy Ricker, J. J. Goode, et al

A guide to bold and authentic Thai cooking by the chef and owner of the popular Pok Pok chain draws on the traditional preparations he learned in his decades in Thailand and shares 50 recipes for options ranging from Grilled Pork Collar with Spicy Dipping Sauce to Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings.

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L.A Son

L.A. Son

My Life, My City, My Food

by Roy Choi, Tien Nguyen, Natasha Phan and Bobby Fisher

Hardcover, 340 pages, HarperCollins, $29.99, published November 5 2013 | purchase
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  • My Life, My City, My Food
  • Roy Choi, Tien Nguyen, et al

The co-founder of the wildly popular Kogi BBQ taco trucks pays tribute to the city he loves with this cookbook that combines his appreciation of food and his evolution as a chef with 60 recipes for everything from kalbi and kimchi to chorizo and carno asada.

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Anything That Moves

Anything That Moves

Renegade Chefs, Fearless Eaters, and the Making of a New American Food Culture

by Dana Goodyear

Hardcover, 336 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.95, published November 14 2013 | purchase
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  • Renegade Chefs, Fearless Eaters, and the Making of a New American Food Culture
  • Dana Goodyear

A New Yorker staff writer presents a narrative assessment of the American food world's extremes that considers how new animals, animal parts and trend ingredients are reshaping what we eat. Anything That Moves shares behind-the-scenes revelations about an intricate network of scavengers, dealers and pitchmen who are introducing exotic elements into the culinary marketplace.

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Soul Food

Soul Food

The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time

by Adrian Miller

Hardcover, 332 pages, Univ of North Carolina Pr, $30, published August 15 2013 | purchase
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  • The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time
  • Adrian Miller

Examines the influences and ingredients that characterize soul food, and explores the social histories of such dishes as macaroni and cheese, candied yams, and black-eyed peas.

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Original Local

Original Local

Indigenous Foods, Stories, and Recipes from the Upper Midwest

by Heid E. Erdrich

Paperback, 264 pages, Minnesota Historical Society Pr, $19.95, published November 1 2013 | purchase
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  • Indigenous Foods, Stories, and Recipes from the Upper Midwest
  • Heid E. Erdrich

"Indigenous peoples have always made the most of nature's gifts. Their menus were truly the "original local," celebrated here in 135 home-tested recipes paired with stories from tribal activists, food researchers, families, and chefs"--

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The French Kitchen Cookbook

The French Kitchen Cookbook

Recipes and Lessons from Paris and Provence

by Patricia Wells and Jeff Kauck

Hardcover, 312 pages, HarperCollins, $35, published October 22 2013 | purchase
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  • Recipes and Lessons from Paris and Provence
  • Patricia Wells and Jeff Kauck

Patricia Wells, reflecting on what she and her students have learned throughout the years, presents some of her best recipes for appetizers, desserts and everything in between — all of which are inspired by the colorful Provencal countryside and the bustle of Parisian life.

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Monday Morning Cooking Club

Monday Morning Cooking Club

The Food, the Stories, the Sisterhood

by Merelyn Frank Chalmers, Natanya Eskin, Lauren Fink, Paula Horwitz, Jacqui Israel and Lisa Goldberg

Paperback, 271 pages, HarperCollins, $29.99, published September 17 2013 | purchase
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  • The Food, the Stories, the Sisterhood
  • Merelyn Frank Chalmers, Natanya Eskin, et al
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The New Persian Kitchen

The New Persian Kitchen

by Louisa Shafia and Sara Remington

Hardcover, 199 pages, Random House Inc, $24.99, published April 16 2013 | purchase
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  • Louisa Shafia and Sara Remington

A sumptuous primer on the seasonal cuisine of Iran features dozens of recipes for traditional and modern dishes, demystifying unfamiliar ingredients while sharing healthy adaptations of such classic favorites as Jeweled Rice, Pomegranate Soup and Saffron Ice Cream. 10,000 first printing.

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Indian Cooking Unfolded

Indian Cooking Unfolded

A Master Class in Indian Cooking, Featuring 100 Easy Recipes Using 10 Ingredients or Less

by Raghavan Iyer

Paperback, 304 pages, Workman Pub Co, $19.95, published July 30 2013 | purchase
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  • A Master Class in Indian Cooking, Featuring 100 Easy Recipes Using 10 Ingredients or Less
  • Raghavan Iyer

In this lively introduction to Indian cooking, the author of The Turmeric Trail reveals how to create 100 of the cuisine's most popular dishes. Step-by-step photo gatefolds complement the recipes.

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The New Midwestern Table

The New Midwestern Table

200 Heartland Recipes

by Amy Thielen

Hardcover, 399 pages, Random House Inc, $35, published September 24 2013 | purchase
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  • 200 Heartland Recipes
  • Amy Thielen

Applies the author's professional expertise as gleaned from work under such chefs as David Bouley and Shea Gallante to classic Midwestern dishes from her childhood, demonstrating how to best enjoy simple heritage fare that is plentiful, affordable and seasonal.

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Keepers

Keepers

Two Home Cooks Share Their Tried-and-True Weeknight Recipes and the Secrets to Happiness in the Kitchen

by Kathy Brennan, Caroline Campion and Christopher Testani

Hardcover, 240 pages, St Martins Pr, $26.99, published August 20 2013 | purchase
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  • Two Home Cooks Share Their Tried-and-True Weeknight Recipes and the Secrets to Happiness in the Kitchen
  • Kathy Brennan, Caroline Campion, et al

A collection of 120 accessible, affordable recipes for families, written by two award-winning food journalists, draws on the expertise of professional chefs and the authors' own home-kitchen experiences to provide adaptations of classic dishes, old favorites and one-pot convenience meals that can be readily prepared on busy weeknights.

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One Good Dish

One Good Dish

by David Tanis

Hardcover, 256 pages, Workman Pub Co, $25.95, published October 22 2013 | purchase
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  • David Tanis

The New York Times food columnist and acclaimed chef serves up 100 Tanis-style recipes that, taking comfort food to a whole new level, make perfect — and surprising — meals.

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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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The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home

The Artisan Jewish Deli At Home

by Michael C. Zusman and Nick Zukin

Hardcover, 254 pages, Andrews McMeel Publishing, $27.99, published September 3 2013 | purchase
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  • The Artisan Jewish Deli At Home
  • Michael C. Zusman and Nick Zukin

Nick Zukin and Michael Zusman collect recipes that draw inspiration from the world of the Jewish deli and reflect on the delicatessen's place in Jewish and North American culture.

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365 Slow Cooker Suppers

365 Slow Cooker Suppers

by Stephanie O'Dea

Paperback, 336 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $24.99, published September 24 2013 | purchase
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  • 365 Slow Cooker Suppers
  • Stephanie O'Dea

Stephanie O'Dea presents more than 300 recipes for slow cooker meals, including Spanish chicken stew, beer-braised brisket, Thai glazed meatballs, black bean pie and loaded vegetable chili.

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Jerusalem

Jerusalem

A Cookbook

by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi

Hardcover, 288 pages, Ten Speed Press, $35, published October 16 2012 | purchase
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  • Jerusalem
  • A Cookbook
  • Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi

The London restaurateur and best-selling author of Plenty offers a tribute to the vibrant cuisine of Jerusalem that explores its cross-cultural influences and includes such options as Charred Baby Okra with Tomato and Preserved Lemon, Clementine and Almond Cake, and Braised Lamb Meatballs with Sour Cherries.NPR Bestseller

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Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking

Mastering The Art Of Soviet Cooking

A Memoir of Food and Longing

by Anya Von Bremzen

Hardcover, 338 pages, Random House Inc, $26, published September 17 2013 | purchase
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  • Mastering The Art Of Soviet Cooking
  • A Memoir of Food and Longing
  • Anya Von Bremzen

A multigenerational memoir by a food writer captures the flavors of the mid-20th-century Soviet experience, tracing her upbringing by an anti-Soviet mother, her witness to the political events that led to the empire's collapse and the parallel food universes of her life that evinced both simple and sumptuous fare.

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The Casserole Queens Cookbook

The Casserole Queens Cookbook

Put Some Lovin' in Your Oven With 100 Easy One-Dish Recipes

by Crystal Cook and Sandy Pollock

Paperback, 208 pages, Random House Inc, $17.99, published August 23 2011 | purchase
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  • Put Some Lovin' in Your Oven With 100 Easy One-Dish Recipes
  • Crystal Cook and Sandy Pollock

The authors share their fresh, updated, from-scratch recipes for traditional dishes. They provide advice on scaling and freezing casseroles so that anyone can stock the freezer with go-to dinners.

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