Venezia: Food & Dreams - Tessa Kiros

A former co-worker once said that a really good cookbook rises to the level of art.  If you believe that, you’ll want a copy of Venezia (Andrews McMeel, $34.99), by Tessa Kiros, on your shelf.   I know Julia Child and French cooking are all the rage right now, but let’s not forget about Italian food!  Venezia presents Venetian fare in a way that will make you want to start cooking immediately—or to book a flight to Venice.  Either way, you’re a winner.   You could even put this book on your coffee table; there are plenty of gorgeous photos of Venice to look at.  So go ahead, open Venezia and take yourself away (gastronomically, photographically) to beautiful Venice.

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$34.99
ISBN: 9780740785160
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 15th, 2009

Vefa's Kitchen - Vefa Alexiadou

The minds that brought us The Silver Spoon are back.  This time they’ve turned to Vefa Alexaidou for a fascinating look inside Greek cuisine. Vefa’s Kitchen (Phaidon, $45) contains simple, but perfect, recipes so that you can learn to make all of your Mediterranean favorites. Vefa’s cookbook is peppered with beautiful glossy photos so inviting that you’ll feel like you’re taking a seat at her table. The history of Greek cooking is marvelously recounted.  Both familiar and foreign, these stories could just as easily come from your own grandmother.  Vefa’s Kitchen will quickly become a mainstay in your own kitchen.

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By Vefa Alexiadou, Edward Park (By (photographer)), Julia Hasting (Designed by)
$49.95
ISBN: 9780714849294
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Published: Phaidon Press - May 30th, 2009

1001 Foods You Must Taste Before You Die - Frances Case

1001 Foods You Must Taste Before You Die (Universe, $36.95), edited by Frances Case, offers a completely edible education.  At first glance, this list can seem daunting, but further inspection reveals that it doesn’t take a foodie to make a dent in it.  Everyday favorites like vanilla beans and frozen peas stand as equals with exotic delicacies such as the quandong (an Australian fruit that tastes like apricot and rhubarb) and Basler Leckerli (spicy Swiss honey cakes).  Whether you’re an ambitious list-maker looking for a challenge or in need of a fun and accessible culinary reference, this book will satisfy your craving.  Multiple indexes and ingredient-based chapters allow for easy browsing; the caption to each review provides a quick taste-sketch for each food.

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By Universe, Frances Case (Editor), Gregg Wallace (Preface by)
$36.95
ISBN: 9780789315922
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Universe - September 9th, 2008

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