Cooking Picks!

A selection of our favorite Cookbooks!

 

 

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking Cover Image
By Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton (Illustrator)
$37.50
ISBN: 9781476753836
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 25th, 2017

Now a Netflix series!

New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the 2018 James Beard Award for Best General Cookbook and multiple IACP Cookbook Awards

Named one of the Best Books of 2017 by: NPR, BuzzFeed, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Rachel Ray Every Day, San Francisco Chronicle


Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I: 50th Anniversary Edition: A Cookbook Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780375413407
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Published: Knopf - October 16th, 2001

For over fifty years, this New York Times bestseller has been the definitive cookbook on French cuisine for American readers. It deserves a place of honor in every kitchen.


Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780451497017
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 22nd, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The social media star, New York Times columnist, and author of Dining In helps you nail dinner with unfussy food and the permission to be imperfect.
 


East Bay Cooks: Signature Recipes from the Best Restaurants, Bars, and Bakeries Cover Image
$32.99
ISBN: 9781773270661
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Published: Figure 1 Publishing - September 10th, 2019

The East Bay has always remained true to itself. It includes Oakland, the most ethnically diverse population in the nation; Berkeley, the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement; the island of Alameda with its artisan breweries, wineries, and distilleries; and the Livermore Valley, one of California's oldest winemaking regions.


American Sfoglino: A Master Class in Handmade Pasta (Pasta Cookbook, Italian Cooking Books, Pasta and Noodle Cooking) Cover Image
By Evan Funke, Katie Parla, Eric Wolfinger (By (photographer))
$35.00
ISBN: 9781452173313
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 24th, 2019

2020 James Beard Award Winner for Photography

"Evan Funke's respect for tradition and detail makes American Sfoglino the perfect introduction to the fresh egg pastas of Emilia-Romagna. It's bold in its simplicity and focus."Missy Robbins, chef/owner of Lilia and MISI

2020 IACP Awards Finalist - Chefs & Restaurants


Tu Casa Mi Casa: Mexican Recipes for the Home Cook Cover Image
By Enrique Olvera, Peter Meehan (Contributions by), Daniela Soto-Innes (Contributions by), Gonzalo Goût (Contributions by), Luis Arellano (Contributions by)
$39.95
ISBN: 9780714878058
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Published: Phaidon Press - March 27th, 2019

Learn authentic Mexican cooking from the internationally celebrated chef Enrique Olvera (and featured in the Netflix docuseries Chef's Table), in his first home-cooking book


Tartine: A Classic Revisited: 68 All-New Recipes + 55 Updated Favorites (Baking Cookbooks, Pastry Books, Dessert Cookbooks, Gifts for Pastry Chefs) Cover Image
By Elisabeth M. Prueitt, Chad Robertson, Alice Waters (Foreword by), Gentl + Hyers (Photographs by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781452178738
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 1st, 2019

The New York Times "Best Cookbooks of Fall 2019"
House Beautiful's "Amazing New Cookbooks that also look Delicious on Your Shelf"

2020 IACP Awards Finalist–Food Photography & Styling


All About Dinner: Simple Meals, Expert Advice Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780393246278
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 5th, 2019

A Finalist for the 2020 IACP Cookbook Award
A Finalist for the 2020 James Beard Foundation Cookbook Award (General)

The Atlantic "Best Cookbooks of 2019" • Washington Post "Cookbooks That Inspired Us in 2019" • Christian Science Monitor "Best Cookbooks of 2019" • NPR "Favorite Books of 2019" • WBUR Here & Now "Best Cookbooks of 2019"


The Food of Sichuan Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781324004837
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 15th, 2019

A Finalist for the 2020 James Beard Foundation Cookbook Award (International)

New York Times "Holiday Books 2019—Cooking" • NPR "Favorite Books of 2019" • Guardian "Best Cookbooks and Food Writing of 2019" • Condé Nast Traveler "Best Travel Cookbooks 2019" • Chowhound "Best New International Cookbooks for Fall 2019"

An essential


From Scratch: 10 Meals, 175 Recipes, and Dozens of Techniques You Will Use Over and Over Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781419732775
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 15th, 2019

The Jewish Cookbook Cover Image
By Leah Koenig, Julia Turshen (Contributions by)
$49.95
ISBN: 9780714879338
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Published: Phaidon Press - September 11th, 2019

A rich trove of contemporary global Jewish cuisine, featuring hundreds of stories and recipes for home cooks everywhere


How to Cook Everything—Completely Revised Twentieth Anniversary Edition: Simple Recipes for Great Food Cover Image
$37.00
ISBN: 9781328545435
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 1st, 2019

The ultimate kitchen companion, completely updated and better than ever, now for the first time featuring color photos
 
For twenty years, Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything has been the definitive guide to simple home cooking.


Vegetable Kingdom: The Abundant World of Vegan Recipes Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399581045
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Published: Ten Speed Press - February 11th, 2020

“Phenomenal . . . transforms the kitchen into a site for creating global culinary encounters, this time inviting us to savor Afro-Asian vegan creations.”—Angela Y. Davis, distinguished professor emerita at the University of California Santa Cruz


Beyond the North Wind: Russia in Recipes and Lore [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$37.50
ISBN: 9780399580390
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Published: Ten Speed Press - February 4th, 2020

100 traditional yet surprisingly modern recipes from the far northern corners of Russia, featuring ingredients and dishes that young Russians are rediscovering as part of their heritage.

“A necessary resource for food writers and for eaters, a fascinating read and good excuse to make fermented oatmeal.”—Bon Appétit


I Am a Filipino: And This Is How We Cook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781579657673
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Published: Artisan - November 13th, 2018

2019 James Beard Award Finalist

Named a Best Cookbook of the Year by The New Yorker, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times Book Review, Houston Chronicle, Food52, PopSugar, and more

To eat—and cook—like a Filipino involves puckeringly sour adobos with meat so tender you can cut it


Essential Ottolenghi [Special Edition, Two-Book Boxed Set]: Plenty More and Ottolenghi Simple Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9781984858337
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Published: Ten Speed Press - November 5th, 2019

Experience Yotam Ottolenghi’s wholly original approach to Middle Eastern-inspired, vegetable-centric cooking with over 280 recipes in a deluxe boxed set of the beloved New York Times bestselling cookbooks Plenty More and Ottolenghi Simple, now in paperback for the first time.


The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone: [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781607745532
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Published: Ten Speed Press - March 11th, 2014

A fully revised and expanded edition of the most comprehensive vegetarian cookbook ever published, from America’s leading authority on vegetarian cooking.


Joy of Cooking: 2019 Edition Fully Revised and Updated Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781501169717
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Published: Scribner - November 12th, 2019

“Cooking shouldn’t just be about making a delicious dish—owning the process and enjoying the experience ought to be just as important as the meal itself.


My Mexico City Kitchen: Recipes and Convictions [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780399580574
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Published: Lorena Jones Books - April 30th, 2019

The innovative chef and culinary trend-setter named one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world shares 150 recipes for her vibrant, simple, and sophisticated contemporary Mexican cooking.


Zaitoun: Recipes from the Palestinian Kitchen Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781324002628
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 5th, 2019

A New Yorker, Guardian, BookRiot, Kitchn, KCRW, and Literary Hub Best Cookbook of the Year

A dazzling celebration of Palestinian cuisine, featuring more than 80 modern recipes, captivating stories and stunning travel photography.


Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781524761738
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Published: Clarkson Potter - November 5th, 2019

“A celebration of African American cuisine right now, in all of its abundance and variety.”—Tejal Rao, The New York Times
 


Mercados: Recipes from the Markets of Mexico Cover Image
$60.00
ISBN: 9781477310403
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Published: University of Texas Press - April 30th, 2019

Part travelogue, part cookbook, Mercados takes us on a tour of Mexico's most colorful destinations--its markets--led by an award-winning, preeminent guide whose passion for Mexican food attracted followers from around the globe.


Modern Baking Cover Image
Not available to order
ISBN: 9781460756713
Availability: Stock uncertain--should fulfill within 10 days or so
Published: 4th Estate - October 23rd, 2018

The Last Course: A Cookbook Cover Image
By Claudia Fleming, Melissa Clark, Danny Meyer (Preface by), Tom Colicchio (Foreword by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9780375504297
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Published: Random House - November 12th, 2019

A beautiful new edition of “the greatest dessert book in the history of the world” (Bon Appétit), featuring 175 timeless recipes from Gramercy Tavern’s James Beard Award–winning pastry chef.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review The Atlantic Food Network


Simple Cake: All You Need to Keep Your Friends and Family in Cake [A Baking Book] Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780399581427
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Published: Ten Speed Press - March 12th, 2019

A nostalgic ode to the joy of homemade cake, beautifully photographed and with easy mix-and-match recipes for a sweet lift any day of the week.

“A sweet book full of incredible photography, delightfully simple recipes, and so, so much love.”—Alison Roman, author of Dining In


Meehan's Bartender Manual Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781607748625
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 17th, 2017

 “A knowledge-filled tome for true cocktail nerds or those aspiring to be” (Esquire), from one of the world’s most acclaimed bartenders
 
WINNER OF THE JAMES BEARD AWARD • WINNER OF THE TALES OF THE COCKTAIL SPIRITED AWARD® FOR BEST NEW COCKTAIL OR BARTENDING BOOK • IACP AWARD FINALIST
 


Beachbum Berry's Sippin' Safari Cover Image
$35.95
ISBN: 9781593620677
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Published: SLG Publishing - July 12th, 2016

  • The new book by the author of The Grog Log, Intoxica and Taboo Table. Beach Bum Berry, as he is better known, is America's leading authority on tropical drinks and polynesian pop culture. In this all new book, Berry not only offers up tantilizing new drink recipes, but tells stories about some of the most famous figures of their time.


Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780393089035
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 10th, 2014

Winner of the 2015 James Beard Award for Best Beverage Book and the 2015 IACP Jane Grigson Award.

A revolutionary approach to making better-looking, better-tasting drinks.

In Dave Arnold’s world, the shape of an ice cube, the sugars and acids in an apple, and the bubbles in a bottle of champagne are all ingredients to be measured, tested, and tweaked.