Authors Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs performed a noble deed in compiling The Food52 Cookbook: 140 Winning Recipes from Exceptional Home Cooks (Wm. Morrow, $35). They took submissions from home cooks across the country, tested them thoroughly, and put them all in this volume, organized by season. This book is as good for the budding college-age cook as it is for the longtime chef extraordinaire. For my part (somewhere in between the aforementioned levels of expertise), I like to read myself to sleep with this cookbook, because, guess what?—each recipe is introduced with a brief and elegant blurb from the authors and followed by sections entitled “Tips and Techniques” from the original cook, “About the Cook,” and “What the Community Said” from others who have used the recipe. The value of Food52, like the U.S.A. itself, lies in the diversity of voices it contains.
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$35.00
ISBN: 9780061887208
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Published: William Morrow Cookbooks - October 25th, 2011

Ina Garten is a cook whose recipes I can trust. Her hit Food Network show has brought delicious food to us in a simple and direct way. As she often says, “how easy is that!” In her new Barefoot Contessa Foolproof (Clarkson Potter, $35), Garten takes us through a series of recipes, focusing on how to make a dish that can be served time and again to an appreciative group of family and friends. I’m looking at the picture of Winter Minestrone with Garlic Bruschetta and all I can think of is diving in. Unfortunately I have to go to the store and pick up a few ingredients. Novice cooks will be relieved to know that there’s nothing on the list that can’t be purchased at the local supermarket. If you’re like me you’ll find the book’s pictures—over a hundred of them—seducing you into trying every new recipes.
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$35.00
ISBN: 9780307464873
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 30th, 2012

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