Staff Suggestions: Cookbooks

Enjoy "browsing" staff cookbook recommendations and let us try and help you make your next amazing meal!


 

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Lomelino's Pies: A Celebration of Pies, Galettes, and Tarts Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781611804560
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Published: Roost Books - October 24th, 2017

An absolutely fantastic new cookbook for any pie lover.  From the comprehensive guide for mastering all the components of a perfect pie to the stunning photography of the finished products, each recipe will inspire you to see what you can do with some crust and filling.  Delicious variations and fresh ideas will make sure you find a dessert suited for any mood!

- Kelly


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Home: The Best of the New York Times Home Section: The Way We Live Now Cover Image
By Noel Millea (Editor)
$50.00
ISBN: 9780847859955
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Published: Rizzoli International Publications - October 10th, 2017

Filled with striking photographs and vivid profiles, this book lives up to its billing: the best of the New York Times Home Section.  The gorgeous interior and architectural designs found within span a wide range of styles, inspirations, and locales- from Alabama to Russia, with a wealth of gorgeous selections from the New York area alone.  Any lover of beautiful and unique homes will enjoy sinking into the pages of this exceptional collection.

— Kelly


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America: The Cookbook Cover Image
$49.95
ISBN: 9780714873961
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Published: Phaidon Press - October 9th, 2017

For me, there is no better way to discover the diversity that is America than through food, a universal common denominator.  This cookbook takes you on a food journey through the 50 states with 800 delicious and authentic American dishes!  This book is for those who love food, cooking, and the traditions behind them!

— Karen

 


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Sweet: Desserts from London's Ottolenghi Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781607749141
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 3rd, 2017

A new sensation from Ottolenghi focusing on dessert! Clearly described and simple enough for new bakers, while master bakers will find these recipes unusual and refreshing. Sweet includes a chocolate cake so perfect it doesn’t need frosting, a sesame seed brittle so easy you don’t use a candy thermometer, and a spice cake where, by changing one ingredient, it goes from fabulous to exotic. Long time bakers here at R J Julia Booksellers exclaimed, “Amazing! I need this book!”

— Jamie


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The Book of Cheese: The Essential Guide to Discovering Cheeses You'll Love Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781250063458
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 26th, 2017

At 400 plus pages, The Book of Cheese can appear daunting. The scope of the book, however, is less noteworthy than the author's unorthodox approach to the subject. She organizes the book not by type of cheese, but rather by identifying nine gateway cheeses which guide the reader based on taste. All the expected details are covered: country and animal of origin, aroma, texture, and flavor. This book is a great companion for delving into the world of cheese.   

— Mandy


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Osteria: 1,000 Generous and Simple Recipes from Italy's Best Local Restaurants Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780847859986
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Published: Rizzoli International Publications - September 26th, 2017

A comprehensive cookbook, packed with recipes highlighting the best of Italy's local cuisine, as cooked in their own osterie.  Filled with both classics and modern variations, your mouth will be watering before you read your way through the antipasti.  With thorough sections for each course and an index that lists the recipes by the region of Italy in which they originated, you will be hard pressed to find a more exhaustive resource for locally-minded Italian cooking.

— Kelly


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F*ck, That's Delicious: An Annotated Guide to Eating Well Cover Image
$27.50
ISBN: 9781419726552
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Published: ABRAMS - September 12th, 2017

Being an overweight tattoed guy myself, Action Bronson has always been a champion for the cause. On top of that, I like cooking but hate cookbooks because they're never simple enough for me, and books about food seem often seem pretentious and arrogant. This book blows all of that out the window. From travel stories, to tips on how to order at NY delis, Action Bronson assembled an interesting read. In terms of cooking, this book has the most down to earth, easy to follow recipes for food that is straight up delicious ( i.e. how to make Taco Bell's Cheesy Gordita Crunch at home.) Prepare to laugh and loosen your belt a little further. 

-Chris


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Recipe Shorts: Delicious Dishes in 140 Characters Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781909487666
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Published: Kyle Cathie Limited - September 1st, 2017

What a fun, ingenious, and accessible idea for a cookbook!  None of the recipes are overly complicated, but they also all manage to avoid being boring.  A wide range of dishes, from breakfast to dessert, will make sure you find something you're excited to try immediately.  

— Kelly


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Modern Jewish Baker: Challah, Babka, Bagels & More Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781682680216
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Published: Countryman Press - September 5th, 2017

Taking seven traditional doughs of Jewish baking and presenting them in both classic and modern ways, this is a cookbook that will appeal to any baker.  Whether you love your baked goods sweet or savory, you'll find a wide range of flavors and new twists to dig into immediately.  The gorgeously photographed book is filled with great tips and instructions, and even ideas for how to use your leftovers (on the very slim chance anything lasts that long!).

-Kelly


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Full Moon Suppers at Salt Water Farm: Recipes from Land and Sea Cover Image
By Annemarie Ahearn, Kristin Teig (Photographer)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781611803327
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Published: Roost Books - May 23rd, 2017

A wonderful, thoughtful cookbook from the founder of Maine's Salt Water Farm.  Centered on gathering to celebrate seasonal menus and feast with friends, the book takes home chefs on a year-long culinary journey.  Gorgeously rustic and locally-minded, you'll find yourself well-prepared to host a dinner party in any season!

-Kelly


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Tartine All Day: Modern Recipes for the Home Cook Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780399578823
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Published: Lorena Jones Books - April 4th, 2017

This is a lovely and versatile cookbook for home cooks that features a huge variety of recipes for every occasion- from a small breakfast for yourself to larger gatherings with family and friends. The book happens to be largely gluten-free, but the focus remains on modern, wholesome and delicious dishes that can be useful any day of the year. 

— Kelly


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Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780307464897
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Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - October 25th, 2016

A terrific addition to your cookbook collection, and one of Ina Garten’s best. This will appeal to cooks of every level. Cooking for Jeffrey has an array of recipes from casual, everyday meals to elegant dinners for special occasions. Along the way, Garten, known as the ‘Barefoot Contessa,’ shares sweet thoughts about cooking for her husband of nearly 50-years. Don’t miss the recipes for Skillet-Roasted Lemon Chicken and Filet Mignon with Mustard & Mushrooms!

— Meg


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Scandinavian Gatherings: From Afternoon Fika to Midsummer Feast: 70 Simple Recipes & Crafts for Everyday Celebrations Cover Image
By Melissa Bahen, Paul Lowe (Foreword by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781632170682
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Published: Sasquatch Books - September 27th, 2016

This ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE book will give you all the recipes and craft projects you need to make a delicious new dish for breakfast or host the most charming party you could possibly imagine.  Though perfect for the holiday season, this book also has fantastic ideas for summer and everyday occasions.  Every page of Scandinavian Gatherings is filled with something rustic and sweet you will want to try immediately!

— Kelly


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Danielle Walker's Against All Grain Celebrations: A Year of Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo Recipes for Every Occasion Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781607749424
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 27th, 2016

A year of holidays and special occasions; gluten-free, dairy-free and paleo recipes to help you and your family celebrate! A great way to make sure delicious food traditions can be a part of special days, even when faced with dietary needs and restrictions.

— Kelly


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A Grandfather's Lessons: In the Kitchen with Shorey Cover Image
By Jacques Pepin, Tom Hopkins (Photographer)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780544824393
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Published: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 12th, 2017

I am addicted to any Jacques Pepin cookbooks! They are an easy way to make it seem like I am a brilliant cook!! His cookbooks are perfect for everyday cooking and now, with his granddaughter Shorey, he’s provided great recipes for cooking with kids.  Here’s a wonderful way to spend meaningful time with all the kids in your life. 

— Roxanne


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Second Bloom: Cathy Graham's Art of the Table Cover Image
By Alexis Clark, Joanna Coles (Foreword by), Quentin Bacon (Photographer)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780865653436
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Published: Vendome Press - September 12th, 2017

Consider this your invitation to celebrate the charming whimsy of noted artist and entertaining maven Cathy Graham.  Each beautifully photographed page is a delight!  You will be inspired by Cathy's floral arrangements, tickled by the hidden treasures on her table settings and simply astonished by each painstaking detail that raises her parties to events.  I may never put a fur-covered Ken doll on my Christmas table, but I'm thrilled to live in Cathy's world. 

— Sharon


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The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook Cover Image
By Michael Anthony, Dorothy Kalins, Danny Meyer (Introduction by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9780307888334
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Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - October 29th, 2013

One of the quintessential restaurants of NYC, Danny Meyer’s Gramercy Tavern is a must stop on your next trip to the city. Can’t make it down? The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook is the perfect alternative. With interesting facts, helpful tips, and deliciously easy recipes (even for me!), it’s one of the best cookbooks I’ve ever encountered. Don’t spill the beans, though: this one’s the go-to gift for all my foodie friends and family!

-Peggy


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101 Classic Cookbooks: 501 Classic Recipes Cover Image
By The Fales Library (Editor), Marion Nestle (Foreword by), Judith Jones (Contribution by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9780847837939
Availability: Special Order
Published: Rizzoli International Publications - October 9th, 2012

The best within the best! Not only did I learn about some classic cookbooks that have been around for generations, I also picked up a ton of tips and recipes that will surely stay with me to pass down to my own family. Give this wonderful compilation to your favorite foodie!

-Lori