Celebrity chefs are getting to be like mystery writers: a new book every year. Bobby Flay, the popular restaurateur and TV personality, presents recipes from his show in BOBBY FLAY’S THROWDOWN (Clarkson Potter, $27.50). Operating from the premise that there’s always a cook out there ready to accept a challenge from Flay and his trusty assistants, Flay creates his recipes and takes them into enemy territory. Local supporters crowd the arena, sampling goodies from Flay and the hometown favorite. A panel of local judges makes the final decision. The book contains more than 100 recipes from various challenges.

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ISBN: 9780307719164
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Clarkson Potter - October 12th, 2010

Nigella Lawson gave us a holiday cookbook last season. Now, just in time for her new show, she’s back with NIGELLA KITCHEN (Hyperion, $35). If you’ve ever seen her show, you know that it’s set not in a test kitchen but in her home. The kitchen is the heart of the home and it is here that she shines. Her forte has been creating delicious recipes that are simple to prepare, and she draws them from all parts of the globe. Nigella shares her love of food with family and friends, whether preparing simple roasted chicken dinners using her mother’s recipe, or cupcakes made especially for a birthday party. She’s included nearly 200 recipes in this book.

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ISBN: 9781401323950
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Hachette Books - October 12th, 2010

Jamie Oliver does America in JAMIE’S AMERICA (Hyperion $37.50). Traveling the beautiful expanses of our great country, Oliver discovered many things about the people and places. He also learned a lot about the regional dishes that Americans love. Now he tells stories from these travels, introducing the many people he met along the way, and reinterpreting the dishes he found. The book contains lovely photographs of those people and places. It also features more than 100 recipes that provide the amateur and professional chef an opportunity to re-experience American cuisine.

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ISBN: 9781401323608
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Hachette Books - October 5th, 2010