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Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780451497017
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Clarkson Potter - October 22nd, 2019

This is the cookbook of the season. Buy it for newlyweds, buy it for yourself, buy it for babies who will probably cook in the future.


Review by Kitri

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An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace Cover Image
By Tamar Adler, Alice Waters (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781439181881
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Scribner - June 19th, 2012

Need to learn to cook? This book will teach you. Lesson one: How to Boil Water.

And if you know how to cook read this anyways - it makes the tedium of daily cooking feel like magic.


Review by Allie

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Brave Chef Brianna Cover Image
By Sam Sykes, Selina Espiritu (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781684150502
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: KaBOOM! - December 12th, 2017

To inherit her father's massively successful culinary empire, Brianna must compete against her 15 brothers to run the best, most profitable restaurant. She sets up shop in the affordable and idiosyncratic Monster City, and, despite their strict dietary guidelines and Brianna's bouts of self-doubt and anxiety, her business booms. A competitor dislikes this newcomer, however, and Brianna must find a way to earn the respect of her community and her family without boiling over. Recipes included!!!


Review by Niki

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Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780316221900
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Voracious - October 22nd, 2013

If you're looking for weeknight-friendly, plant-based meals with a comfort-food vibe, pick up Isa Does It!. Moskowitz has a high level of justifiable fame in the vegan community, but if you're new to her books (or to plant-based cooking) this is the one to grab. The recipes are funny, fresh, delicious, and no-nonsense (no fiddling with garnishes or expensive one-time-use ingredients here). There are beautiful, helpful photographs for almost every recipe and the funny headnotes are not to be missed. I've cooked more recipes from this book than any other in my collection in just three months. Some of my favorites are the Marbled Banana Bread, Stew with Dilly Dumplings, and the Jerk Sloppy Joes with Coconut-Creamed Spinach! Perfect for any cook in your life looking for inspiration and vegan neophytes alike.


Review by Christina