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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
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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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  • 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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  • 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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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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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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How the Hot Dog Found Its Bun

How The Hot Dog Found Its Bun

Accidental Discoveries And Unexpected Inspirations That Shape What We Eat And Drink

by Josh Chetwynd

Hardcover, 160 pages, Globe Pequot Pr, $14.95, published May 1 2012 | purchase
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  • Accidental Discoveries And Unexpected Inspirations That Shape What We Eat And Drink
  • Josh Chetwynd

Explores the origins of various kitchen inventions, products and foodstuff in short vignettes that dispel popular myths and draw lines between food facts and food fiction, showing how some of our greatest culinary achievements were simply by-products of "damned good luck." Illustrated by David Cole Wheeler.

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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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Blood, Bones & Butter

Blood, Bones & Butter

The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef

by Gabrielle Hamilton

Paperback, 308 pages, Random House Inc, $16, published January 24 2012 | purchase
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  • The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
  • Gabrielle Hamilton

The chef of New York's East Village Prune restaurant presents an unflinching account of her search for meaning and purpose in the food-central rural New Jersey home of her youth, marked by a first chicken kill, an international backpacking tour and the opening of a first restaurant.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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White Bread

White Bread

A Social History Of The Store-Bought Loaf

by Aaron Bobrow-Strain

Hardcover, 257 pages, Random House Inc, $27.95, published March 6 2012 | purchase
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  • A Social History Of The Store-Bought Loaf
  • Aaron Bobrow-Strain

In this lively history of bakers, dietary crusaders and social reformers, Aaron Bobrow-Strain shows that America's century-old, love-hate relationship with the humble, puffy loaf says a lot about who we are and what we want our society to look like.

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The Brewmaster's Table

The Brewmaster's Table

Discovering The Pleasures Of Real Beer With Real Food

by Garrett Oliver

Paperback, 372 pages, HarperCollins, $19.99, published May 1 2005 | purchase
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  • Discovering The Pleasures Of Real Beer With Real Food
  • Garrett Oliver

A tribute to traditional beer making by the head of the Brooklyn Brewery notes its accessibility and how its varied flavors and versatility make it compatible with a wide range of foods, in a guide that also offers an illustrated tour of top international breweries. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

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The Oxford Companion to Beer

The Oxford Companion to Beer

by Garrett Oliver and Tom Colicchio

Hardcover, 920 pages, Oxford Univ Pr, $65, published October 7 2011 | purchase
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High on the Hog

High on the Hog

A Culinary Journey from Africa to America

by Jessica B. Harris

Paperback, 291 pages, St Martins Pr, $17, published January 17 2012 | purchase
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  • A Culinary Journey from Africa to America
  • Jessica B. Harris

The author of The Africa Cookbook presents a history of the African Diaspora on two continents, tracing the evolution of culturally representative foods ranging from chitlins and ham hocks to fried chicken and vegan soul.

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The Cultural Revolution Cookbook

The Cultural Revolution Cookbook

Simple, Healthy Recipes from China's Countryside

by Sasha Gong and Scott D. Seligman

Paperback, 157 pages, Independent Pub Group, $24.95, published December 1 2011 | purchase
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  • Simple, Healthy Recipes from China's Countryside
  • Sasha Gong and Scott D. Seligman
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Baking

Baking

From My Home to Yours

by Dorie Greenspan and Alan Richardson

Hardcover, 514 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $40, published November 1 2006 | purchase
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  • From My Home to Yours
  • Dorie Greenspan and Alan Richardson

Offers more than three hundred of the author's favorite recipes, including split-level pudding, gingered carrot cookies, and fold-over pear torte, and provides baking tips and a glossary.Literary Award Winner

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Rice & Curry

Rice & Curry

Sri Lankan Home Cooking

by S. H. Fernando, Jr.

Paperback, 209 pages, Hippocrene Books, $19.95, published October 31 2011 | purchase
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  • Sri Lankan Home Cooking
  • S. H. Fernando, Jr.
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Make the Bread, Buy the Butter

Make the Bread, Buy the Butter

What You Should and Shouldn't Cook from Scratch - Over 120 Recipes for the Best Homemade Foods

by Jennifer Reese

Hardcover, 295 pages, Simon & Schuster, $24, published October 18 2011 | purchase
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  • What You Should and Shouldn't Cook from Scratch - Over 120 Recipes for the Best Homemade Foods
  • Jennifer Reese

The online foodie best known as the Tipsy Baker describes how the loss of her job prompted a large-scale experiment to determine which foods are more frugally made at home or bought, an effort that raised her awareness of such topics as sustainability, nutrition and animal welfare.

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