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Chia

The Complete Guide to the Ultimate Superfood

by Wayne Coates

Paperback, 190 pages, Sterling Pub Co Inc, $14.95, published May 1 2012 | purchase
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  • The Complete Guide to the Ultimate Superfood
  • Wayne Coates

Wayne Coates looks at the history and benefits of Chia, a seed full of omega-3 fatty acids and protein, once used by the Aztecs as a super food. Coates explores many of its recipes, such as chia-oat porridge, chia meatloaf and chia frittata.

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Yes, Chef

Yes, Chef

A Memoir

by Marcus Samuelsson

Hardcover, 319 pages, Random House Inc, $27, published June 26 2012 | purchase
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  • A Memoir
  • Marcus Samuelsson

The Top Chef: Masters winner and James Beard Award-winning proprietor of Harlem's Red Rooster traces his Ethiopian birth, upbringing by an adoptive family in Sweden and rise to a famous New York chef, sharing personal insights into his challenges as a black man in a deeply prejudiced industry.NPR Bestseller

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How to Cook Everything, The Basics

How to Cook Everything, The Basics

All You Need to Make Great Food—with 1,000 Photos

by Mark Bittman

Hardcover, 486 pages, John Wiley & Sons Inc, $35, published March 13 2012 | purchase
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  • All You Need to Make Great Food--with 1,000 Photos
  • Mark Bittman

The New York Times columnist and author of the best-selling How to Cook Everything demonstrates fundamental cooking techniques while providing 171 recipes using basic staples and methods, covering everything from equipping a kitchen and stocking a pantry to making food selections and performing essential cooking tasks. With photography by Romulo Yanes.

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United States of Pie

United States of Pie

Regional Favorites from East to West and North to South

by Adrienne Kane

Paperback, 288 pages, HarperCollins, $24.99, published May 22 2012 | purchase
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  • Regional Favorites from East to West and North to South
  • Adrienne Kane

Paying tribute to the regional heirloom American pies, this cookbook, accompanied by baking tips and techniques, features recipes, gathered from housekeeping guides and booklets from church groups and community associations, that have been tested and updated for contemporary palates.

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A Girl and Her Pig

A Girl and Her Pig

Recipes and Stories

by April Bloomfield, J. J. Goode, David Loftus and Sun Young Park

Hardcover, 333 pages, HarperCollins, $29.99, published April 10 2012 | purchase
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  • Recipes and Stories
  • April Bloomfield, J. J. Goode, et al

The English chef behind such New York restaurants as The Spotted Pig, The Breslin, and the John Dory shares recipes and techniques that combine her working-class English background with a flair for seasonal and meaty dishes using fresh ingredients.

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The Art of Fermentation

The Art of Fermentation

An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World

by Sandor Ellix Katz

Hardcover, 498 pages, Chelsea Green Pub Co, $39.95, published May 14 2012 | purchase
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  • An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World
  • Sandor Ellix Katz

What exactly is fermentation? And how does it work? Those were the questions that fascinated Sandor Ellix Katz for years. Katz calls himself a "fermentation revivalist" and has spent the past decade teaching workshops around the country on the ancient practice of fermenting food. Katz collects many of his recipes and techniques in a new book, The Art of Fermentation.

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The Truck Food Cookbook

The Truck Food Cookbook

150 Recipes and Ramblings from America's Best Restaurants on Wheels

by John T. Edge

Paperback, 294 pages, Workman Pub Co, $18.95, published May 8 2012 | purchase
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  • 150 Recipes and Ramblings from America's Best Restaurants on Wheels
  • John T. Edge

Provides more than 100 recipes from America's best restaurants on wheels, including sausage gravy and waffles, lemon crepes, cubano sandwiches and fried avocado tacos.

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Dinner: A Love Story

Dinner

A Love Story

by Jenny Rosenstrach

Paperback, 336 pages, HarperCollins, $19.99, published May 21 2013 | purchase
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  • A Love Story
  • Jenny Rosenstrach

Based on her blog, Jenny Rosenstrach's cookbook memoir makes clear that family dinner does not have to be perfect. With recipes for home cooks at any level, she captures the frenetic nature and craziness of dinner and reveals how to break down the meal so that families can enjoy good food and simply be together.

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The Fresh & Green Table

The Fresh & Green Table

Delicious Ideas for Bringing Fresh & Green Into Your Day

by Susie Middleton

Paperback, 224 pages, Chronicle Books Llc, $24.95, published June 20 2012 | purchase
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  • Delicious Ideas for Bringing Fresh & Green Into Your Day
  • Susie Middleton

Susie Middleton follows up 2010's Fast, Fresh & Green with an array of recipes that put vegetables at the front and center of meals.

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Asian Tofu

Asian Tofu

Discover the Best, Make Your Own, and Cook It at Home

by Andrea Nguyen and Maren Caruso

Hardcover, 231 pages, Random House Inc, $30, published February 28 2012 | purchase
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  • Discover the Best, Make Your Own, and Cook It at Home
  • Andrea Nguyen and Maren Caruso

Presents a guide to making and cooking tofu, with nearly 100 recipes from one of the country's leading voices on Asian cuisine.

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Sunset Edible Garden Cookbook

Sunset Edible Garden Cookbook

Fresh, Healthy Cooking from the Garden

by Sunset

Paperback, 288 pages, Little Brown & Co, $24.95, published April 3 2012 | purchase
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  • Fresh, Healthy Cooking from the Garden
  • Sunset

Provides more than 150 quickly prepared recipes using home-grown vegetables, herbs, and fruits, with suggestions for cultivating an edible garden and preserving harvested produce.

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Ripe

Ripe

A Cook in the Orchard

by Nigel Slater and Jonathan Lovekin

Hardcover, 591 pages, Random House Inc, $40, published April 10 2012 | purchase
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  • A Cook in the Orchard
  • Nigel Slater and Jonathan Lovekin

The popular British food writer behind the vegetable guide Tender now explores the wonderful world of fruit, in a book that includes such recipes as Apricot and Pistachio Crumble, Baked Rhubarb With Blueberries and Crisp Pork Belly with Sweet Peach Salsa.

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Ripe

Ripe

A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables

by Cheryl Sternman Rule and Paulette Phlipot

Hardcover, 312 pages, Perseus Books Group, $25, published March 27 2012 | purchase
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  • A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables
  • Cheryl Sternman Rule and Paulette Phlipot

Citing the numerous health and environmental benefits of consuming fresh produce, a color-organized reference combines sumptuous photographs with narrative essays and dozens of recipes for enjoying a strategic diet of common fruits and vegetables.

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The Fresh Egg Cookbook

The Fresh Egg Cookbook

From Chicken to Kitchen, Recipes for Using Eggs from Farmers' Markets, Local Farms, and Your Own Backyard

by Jennifer Trainer Thompson

Paperback, 182 pages, Workman Pub Co, $14.95, published January 31 2012 | purchase
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  • The Fresh Egg Cookbook
  • From Chicken to Kitchen, Recipes for Using Eggs from Farmers' Markets, Local Farms, and Your Own Backyard
  • Jennifer Trainer Thompson

With more and more home cooks opting for fresh eggs — from farmers' markets or backyard chicken pens — Jennifer Trainer Thompson guides readers through a series of creative, delicious egg-based recipes.

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Herbivoracious

Herbivoracious

A Flavor Revolution, with 150 Vibrant and Original Vegetarian Recipes

by Michael Natkin

Hardcover, 367 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $24.95, published May 1 2012 | purchase
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  • Herbivoracious
  • A Flavor Revolution, with 150 Vibrant and Original Vegetarian Recipes
  • Michael Natkin

Presents more than 150 recipes for vegetarian dishes which contain a multitude of ingredients and take their inspiration from Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Asian cuisine.

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Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Book

Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Book

by Jake Godby, Sean Vahey, Paolo Lucchesi and Frankie Frankeny

Paperback, 143 pages, Chronicle Books Llc, $19.95, published April 25 2012 | purchase
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  • Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Book
  • Jake Godby, Sean Vahey, et al

Jake Godby and Sean Vahey — the proprieters of oddball San Francisco ice cream shop Humphry Slocombe — share their secrets for concocting strangely delicious ice cream.

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Pasta Italiano

Pasta Italiana

100 Recipes from Fettuccine to Conchiglie

by Gino D'acampo and Kate Whitaker

Hardcover, 208 pages, Natl Book Network, $24.95, published January 16 2012 | purchase
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  • Pasta Italiana
  • 100 Recipes from Fettuccine to Conchiglie
  • Gino D'acampo and Kate Whitaker

More authentic Italian recipes from Gino D'Acampo, whose first cookbook, Fantastico!, won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Best Italian Cookbook.

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A Rich Spot of Earth

A Rich Spot of Earth

Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden at Monticello

by Peter J. Hatch

Hardcover, 263 pages, Yale Univ Press, $35, published April 24 2012 | purchase
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  • A Rich Spot of Earth
  • Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden at Monticello
  • Peter J. Hatch

Peter Hatch traces the history of Thomas Jefferson's vegetable garden, which has been painstakingly restored by the author, from the artichokes and asparagus first planted in 1770 through the horticultural experiments of Jefferson's retirement years.

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