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The Smitten Kitchen CookbookThe Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
Deb Perelman
The first cookbook from the wildly popular Smitten Kitchen blog brings together a treasure trove of hard-tested recipes and whip-smart charm. Preceding each recipe with an introductory passage allows author Deb Perelman to put her razor-sharp wit on full display in a cacophony of hilarity and cuisine. Hardcover, 321 pp. $35.00.

The Essential James Beard Cookbook The Essential James Beard Cookbook
James Beard, Edited by Rick Rodgers
"If I can cook it, you can too" was his message that helped inspire generations of people to cook.In this book, the first new cookbook authorized by his estate, editor Rick Rodgers pulls together 450 of what he considers Beard's most essential recipes.Though James Beard was well ahead of his time, the edior has added notes and variations to accompany many of the recipes, in order to provide minor updates to help today's cook. This is the perfect book to introduce the next wave of cooks to the kitchen of James Beard. Hardcover, $40.00.

The Mini MinimalistThe Mini Minimalist
Mark Bittman
Four mini books comprise this boxed colldction from Mark Bittman's popular New York TImes The Minimalist column. The topics are: Meat, Fish & Poultry; Vegetgables; Pizza, Pasta, & Grains; Small Plates & Soups.. No photos--just simple recipes you will use every day. Hardcover, 496 pp. $23.95.

Out of the PantryOut of the Pantry
Trish Heagerty
Panrty cooking has never looked so fresh. Trish Heagerty makes good use of her pantry and wants you to do the same. She gives helpful advice on what items to stock so that most recipes take little more than a fresh vegetable and some aromatics here and there. Trish takes culinary cues from all over the world so that dinners are far from routine. Bold flavours come together simply without heavy reliance on otherknown pantry staples like pasta and canned vegetables. Hardcover, 240 pp. $34.99.

Home Made Home Made
Yvette Van Boven
The ultimate DIY cookbook, featuring over 200 from-scratch recipes. Yvette Van Boven gives you clear step-by-step instructions and easy techniques without having to buy expensive appliances. In Home Made, winner of the Dutch Cookbook of the Year, Yvette Van Boven will show you that preparing your own food is simple. Hardcover, 429 pp. $45.00.

Fool MagazineFool Magazine
Fool is a creation of Lotta and Per-Anders Jorgensen; a husband and wife duo with years of experience in food photography, artistic direction and publishing. Fool is different from other food magazines as it takes inspiration from fashion design and popular culture... There are no recipes. This first issue focuses on Naturals, including a six-page portrait portfolio on chef Magnus Nilsson. $22.50.

Dinner: A Love StoryDinner: A Love Story

Jenny Rosenstratch
Plan your family meals or whip them up after work, Jenny Rosenstratch makes it easy and interesting for the home cook either way. With Rosenstratch's uncanny wit and charming stories and anecdotes to accompany each recipe, make your dinner an experience, something wonderful to remember. Hardcover, 312 pp. $31.99.

The Brokeass Gourmet Cookbook	The Brokeass Gourmet Cookbook

Gabi Moscowitz
Get clever with your cooking and keep your food costs down with Gabi Moskowitz. Her wonderful recipes and penchant for writing really contribute to the charm of this delightful book. Try Chipotle Cheddar Burgers with Cilantro Aioli for 11.50 (serves 4) followed by Brown Sugar-Peach Semifreddos for $8.50 (serves 9). Save money and eat like royalty with the Brokeass Gourmet! Softcover, 216 pp. $19.50.

Alex MacKay's Cookbook for Everybody EverydayAlex MacKay's Cookbook for Everybody Everyday
Alex MacKay
A cookery instructor, Alex MacKay has run courses for Delia Smith and Raymond Blanc. He mixes general information -- how to season, how to equip the kitchen, defining terms -- with practical recipes based on tried and true ingredients and the creative use of kitchen staples such as pesto, curry paste, and tapenade. The ways in which he uses mackarel will have you looking at this often-ignored fish in a whole new light. Color photos. Hardcover, 351 pp. $34.00.

5-Ingredient Family Favorites5-Ingredient Family Favorites
Gooseberry Patch
Gooseberry Patch shows us how five ingredients can give us family friendly flavour in this book. Quick and simple, this book takes just a few ingredients and turns them into complete dishes ready for the dinner table. Softcover, 315 pp. $21.95.

The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Sixties Cookbook	The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Sixties Cookbook
Rick Rodgers & Heather MacLean
In the Sixties, before love ins and peace demonstrations, Big Business, via General Mills, Kraft et al were there to help you get dinner on the table every night. There were potato chips to make a crispy coating for chicken. What was a sauce without a can of Campbell's cream of mushroom or celery soup Have a sweet tooth? Let Kraft marshmallows or jam help you. Also to help with meal time prep or to get the party started there was a whole array of soda pop sweet cocktails. Substituting made -from -scratch versions, Rodgers and MacLean capture the taste of an era. Hardcover, 217 pp. $23.00.

Gourmet WeekdayGourmet Weekday

Gourmet magazine
Gourmet Weekday offers a collection of the best quick, easy recipes such as the ones that appeared in Gourmet magazine's cuisine courante feature. Despite the ease of preparation, these recipes have interesting ingredients, or flavor combinations which lift the results above most weeknight recipes. Color photos. Hardcover, 192 pp. $23.95.

Fresh Every DayFresh Every Day

Sara Foster
Sara Foster, founder and owner of the popular Foster's Market cafes in North Carolina, presents us with a collection of simple, seasonal and delicious recipes. Nestled among the recipes for Spicy Pad Thai Salad and Oven-Roasted Garlicky Fries are tips and tricks, such as how to roast garlic and trim asparagus. Colour photos. Hardcover, 288 pp. $50.00.

Gourmet Weekend
Gourmet magazine
Gourmet Weekend offers a collection of the best quick, easy recipes such as the ones that appeared in Gourmet magazine's cuisine courante feature. Despite the ease of preparation, these recipes have interesting ingredients, or flavor combinations which lift the results above most weeknight recipes. Color photos. Hardcover, 192 pp. $23.95.

Gourmet Italian
Gourmet magazine
Gourmet magazine is gone but it is certainly not forgotten. This edition features the best of the hundreds of Italian recipes published during the magazine's life. Whether it is simple spaghetti and meatballs, truffled taleggio and mushroom pizza, anchovy and rosemary roasted lamb you want to try, this book offers something for every level of cooking skill. Color photos. Hardcover, 192 pp. $23.95.

Food You Can't Say No ToFood You Can't Say No To

Tamasin Day-Lewis
I didn't want to put this book down. So many beautiful recipes! Tamasin Day-Lewis has once again brought us an epic cookbook with classic and international flavours. The dessert section is awesome, she has a plethora of beautiful mains, and the set meals for special events are smart and tasty. You can't say no to this! Hardcover, 191 pp. $34.95.

RealSimple Easy, Delicious Home CookingRealSimple Easy, Delicious Home Cooking

Edited by Clapp et al.
Organized by season, each section contains starters, mains featuring meats, fish,and vegetarian choices,, pasta, side dishes, and desserts. At the back of the book, there is nutritional breakdown for all recipes along with helpful charts. A color photo accompanies each recipe. The RealSimple books and Martha Stewart's Everyday Food collections really remove any excuse people have for not cooking weekday meals. Softcover, 368 pp. $27.95.

The Naptime ChefThe Naptime Chef
Kelsey Banfield
These weekday dishes are simple enough to appeal to children while incorporating enough sophistication to please the adults. Grains and fresh produce are the building blocks of many of the recipes with meat, fish, or poultry as more of a garnish.There are make-ahead tips and/or variations to help these dishes fit into the bustle of family life. Colour photos. Softcover, 224 pp. $26.50.

The Mom 100 CookbookThe Mom 100 Cookbook
Katie Workman
Katie Workman presents 20 typical family cooking dilemmas with recipes to address them: eg quick and easy breakfasts; vegetarian mains: mixed company dinners; simple weeknight desserts....Most helpfully, she counsells on picking which battles to fight and how to deal with picky eaters. Color photos Softcoer, 366 pp. $19.95.

How to Cook Everything: The BasicsHow to Cook Everything: The Basics

Mark Bittman
Mark Bittman redefines "basics" in this new and exciting cookbook. No more plain old meals. Full of photos and step by step guides on technique, what more do you need? Spice it up, add some stock, and celebrate a new era of perfect home cooked meals! Hardcover, 486 pp. $42.00.

Sunset Edible Garden CookbookSunset Edible Garden Cookbook
The book begins with a brief guide to establishing a kitchen garden but the focus is on bringing popular crops from garden to table. Alas those of us north of the 49th parallel will not be picking lemons from their own gardens anytime soon. Otherwise, the crops are fresh in most climates. Color photos. Softcover, 288 pp. $27.95.

Cook This Now Cook This Now
Melissa Clark
Melissa Clark writes a very interesting cookbook basing her layout by the different seasons of the year and giving you different ideas for the appropriate season. Clark writes about cuisine, travel and wine for numberous publications including the New York Times. Melissa shares her farmers' market expertise and tells you what to cook after you've been outside in the dead of winter. Hardcover, 396 pp.

Cook's Illustrated CookbookCook's Illustrated Cookbook
Cook's Illustrated

The ultimate book for cooking everything. Cook's Illustrated prvides a simple yet challanging endless list of recipies for the reader to try. This book is esentially an encyclopedia for cooking, and ingredients. Hardcover, 890 pp. $43.95.

From Our Grandmothers' KitchensFrom Our Grandmothers' Kitchens

Editors of Cook's County
This is another in the collection of "lost" recipes from Cook's Illustrated's country arm. Tomato soup cake? Saltine pie? Grandmothers were the original mothers of invention. It is always nice to see that Americans are paying some attention to Canada--there is a butter tart recipe. Color photos. Hardcover, 214 pp. $32.95.

Serious Eats Serious Eats: A Comprehensive Guide to Making & Eating Delicious Food Wherever You Are

Ed Levine
Be prepared to get hungry. This eye boggling array of classic delicious American food is easy to prepare wherever you are. Great for anyone, this book is very colourful and is a joy to read. Fun recipies with great dialogue make this appealing at first sight. Softcover, 368 pp. $32.99.

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