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Wes Avila behind the wheel of the Guerrilla Taco food truck, a 1983 Chevy painted Dodgers blue.On the menu you'll find tacos with wild boar and thick-cut bacon, wild porcini mushroom and corn quesadillas, and Thai snapper tostadas. Dylan James Ho and Jeni Afuso/Courtesy of Ten Speed Press hide caption

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'Guerrilla Tacos': Street Food With A High-End Pedigree

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A trip to Ann Arbor, Mich., wouldn't be complete without a visit to Zingerman's. A new cookbook shares some no-nonsense recipes that seem like they're just an oven-preheat away from appearing warm and fresh in your kitchen. Brittany Greeson/Getty Images hide caption

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At the turn of the 20th century, when access to professional care was spotty, many cookbooks served up recipes for the sick — some (brandy) more appealing than others (toast water). Even the Joy Of Cooking included sickbed recipes up through the 1943 edition. George Marks/Getty Images hide caption

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Portrait of Barbare Jorjadze by Georgian artist Anuka Beluga. The painting hangs in the Georgian National Library's reading room named after Jorjadze. Giorgi Lomsadze for NPR hide caption

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In an image from the first Foxfire book, students in 1969 look on as Hobe Beasley, John Hopper and Hopper's wife suspend a hog for finishing the work of scalding and scraping. Courtesy of The Foxfire Fund, Inc. hide caption

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Salvador Dalí's dinner parties were legendary for their opulence and bizarre fare. In 1973, Dalí immortalized these freakish feasts in the book Les Diners de Gala. Taschen hide caption

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After he was sentenced for illegally possessing a firearm, Albert "Prodigy" Johnson, of the hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, discovered how hard it was to eat healthy behind bars. His new cookbook tells the story. Teddy Wolff/Infamous Books hide caption

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Helen Gurley Brown in her office at Cosmopolitan magazine in the 1960s .The legendary editor, subject of two new biographies, knew sex sells – and food brings in ad money. She cannily combined them with features like "After Bed, What? (a light snack for an encore)." Santi Visalli/Getty Images hide caption

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Bibimbap is one of the best-known Korean dishes. According to chef Deuki Hong and writer Matt Rodbard, there really isn't a definitive recipe. "The name translates to 'mixed rice,' and, in practice, rice is the dish's only constant," the authors write in their new cookbook, Koreatown. Courtesy of Clarkson Potter hide caption

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Welcome To 'Koreatown,' A Cookbook To Tempt American Taste Buds

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Llapingacho is one of Marcella Kriebel's favorite recipes from her travels. It is an Ecuadorian cheese-stuffed potato pancake. Juxtaposed is causa, a Peruvian dish of layered potato, shrimp and avocado. Marcella Kriebel hide caption

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Members of the women's suffrage movement prepare to march on New York's Wall Street in 1913, armed with leaflets and slogans demanding the vote for women. Paul Thompson/Getty Images hide caption

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