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Girl in the Kitchen

Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard, also of Girl and the Goat and Little Goat restaurants in Chicago, has this great cookbook!

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Kid Chef Bakes

If you want to encourage the young people in your life to get excited about cooking, Kid Chef Bakes is the book for you!

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The Next Course

My new Friday blogs to be known as “Flood Survivor Friday,” will feature books and other items that survived the flood which destroyed my Culinary Cellar.

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Chez Panisse Pasta, Pizza, and Calzone

Alice Waters’ recipes always rejoice in the bounty of nature and fresh ingredients. You will find this true in her pasta, pizza, and calzone.

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Ancient Rome at Next Restaurant

While once holding this book from Apicius dated 1541, little did I know that a few years later I would be enjoying the recipes from this ancient culture.

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Sugar Rush

Sugar Rush from Johnny Iuzzini has a recipe for Killer Chocolate Chip Cookies that you will want to make for National Baking Month!

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Pesto from one of my Favorite Guys

Hello, Bert.  How I still miss you.  If Bert Greene were still with us, he would tell you his favorite summer herb was basil.  When he ran The Store in Amagansett on Long Island, he used to grow yards and yards of it in a brick-bordered kitchen garden behind his house.  This is the pesto […]

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Mrs. B and Craig Claiborne’s Herb And Spice Cookbook

This 1963 book by Craig Claiborne is filled with classic recipes, and is one of my all-time favorites.

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