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Cookbook Review: Tasting Paris – 100 Recipes to Eat Like a Local

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Fast Review: Everyone knows Paris is a culinary destination. Combine the beauty of the city with the charm and enthusiasm of author, Clotilde Dusoulier, and you’ve got a hundred recipes for success (not to mention inspiration to plan a trip to Paris). Grab this look and say oh là là!

Clotilde Dusoulier is a French food writer based in Montmartre, Paris. Her blog and cookbooks are all about celebrating the joys of cooking and being truly excited about it. She believes recipes should be simple, approachable, with a creative twist. She lives in a culinary mecca and gives readers her look into the vibrant and robust Parisian food scene. Readers of this book will fall in love with her accessible recipes, delightful stories and the beautiful photography (of both the food and the city)!

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What Staub is right for you?

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Let’s talk to Staub. We all know Staub is a well loved classic. It isn’t hard to see the beautiful pieces and fall in love but sometimes it is hard to figure out what piece is best for you (the easy answer is all of them). Here is our break down of some of the most popular Staub pieces.
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Cookbook Review: The VB6 Cookbook

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Mark Bittman expands on his bestselling breakthrough diet plan VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health…For Good. This book provides a flexitarian approach to cooking to help you ease into VB6 and make it a permanent style of eating.
Who doesn’t know Mark Bittman? He is one of the country’s most well known and respected food writers. Ever heard of the “How to Cook Everything” books? That’s him. This cookbook is focused on his diet plan which he credits for turning his life around.

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Cookbook Review: Food 52 – Any Night Grilling

Relish Decor Cookbook Review Food 52 Any Night Grilling

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The only book you and your grill need. This cookbook is decidedly unfussy and practical for when you come home to nice weather and want to fire up your grill.
Paula Disbrowe is the author of seven cookbooks. She hails from Texas so you know she knows about grilling. She’s representing Food 52 in this cookbook. The back of the book offers high praise Aaron Franklin, from Franklin Barbecue (a Texas staple!) “packed with tons of great recipes and plenty of tricks, this modern primer will teach anyone, regardless of skill level, to become a grilling master.” Are you ready?
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Cookbook review: The Art of Simple Food II- Recipes, Flavor, and Inspiration from the New Kitchen Garden

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Fast Review: Recipes to help guide you through the farmers market and may even inspire you to see how green your thumb can be. Read this book if you’re a fan of vegetables and looking for creative ways to serve them that highlight and compliment their fresh flavor.

Alice Waters is a James Beard award-winning chef. She owns Chez Panisse Restaurant and Cafe in Berkeley, California. She is a big advocate for sustainable agriculture. Her talent and passion are evident in the pages of The Art of Simple Food II. The front of the book begins with a mantra “Treasure the farmer, Nurture the soil, Plant wherever you are, Learn from nature, Cultivate your palate, Make your own, Eat whole food, Share the harvest, Teach children the art of simple food.” It is clear from the content of this book that this mantra is something Alice wholly believes in and hopes others are inspired by.

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Cookbook Review: The Sprouted Kitchen – A Tastier Take on Whole Foods

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A welcome addition to any kitchen looking to eat better. This book will help you make nourishing food and inspire you with different ingredient combinations. The Sprouted Kitchen is realistic healthy food you want to eat!
Sara Forte’s Sprouted Kitchen blog is beautiful. It is sleekly designed and simple. Her goal, as stated on her blog, is: to make healthy-ish food that fits into your everyday life, using mostly produce, whole grains, healthy fats, natural sugar alternatives and the like. Her husband is the photographer for her website and both books. The Sprouted Kitchen: A Tastier Take on Whole Foods was released in 2012 and it is extremely representative of the blog’s style and voice. If you’re looking for a cookbook full of fresh takes, here it is.

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Cookbook Review: Food 52 A New Way to Dinner

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Fast Review: Your new favorite book for seasonal meal plans– and we mean plans. This book takes you through every step of a meal plan: grocery shopping, repurposing add-ins, lunch options, and the best way to reheat your leftovers. The best part is that it’s all food you want to eat!

Food 52 was started by Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs. Their goal was to bring people together from every corner of the world to share recipes, ideas, tips, tricks and support. These partners crafted this book to help others with a common problem. A common problem for many people is “what to make for dinner?” This can get especially hard during a tense work week, a busy evening with schlepping your children to practice, or just because there’s a mountain of laundry to do. Amanda and Merrill’s solution? After years of figuring it out— cook most of your food on the weekend! The biggest obstacle to eating well isn’t the cooking, it’s the organizing. In Food 52’s “A New Way to Dinner”, they’ve taken care of the organizing for you.

Who’s Kitchen Would You Find It In: 

Fans of Food 52’s website, meal plan fanatics, folks looking for seasonal cooking ideas with a focus on minimally processed foods
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Relish Recipe: Hoppy Morning Pancakes

Relish Recipe: Hoppy Bunny Pancakes

On Easter day, a good breakfast is necessary to have enough energy for a successful egg hunt. Running through fields, carrying a basket and keeping your eyes open for hidden eggs is hard work! What’s more fun than a bunny made out of pancakes?! You will impress the kiddos and everyone will be hoppy!

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Cookbook Review: Miette

Fast Review: Get inspired to bake up a storm with photos and recipes from San Francisco’s adorably delicious pastry shop

Miette is on many of San Francisco’s best-loved lists of bakeries. Chef and owner Meg Ray shares some of her most popular recipes in Miette: Recipes from San Francisco’s Most Charming Pastry Shop. While Meg is self-taught she never really considered having a career in baking. She actually studied art and design before going to work in technology. She opened Miette, the French word for “crumb” in 2001 and has since opened more stores. Miette has a heavy focus on local and organic and puts an emphasis on baking in the season. Thumb through this book to be inspired to bake classic American layer cakes, French cookies and pastries sure to impress anyone.

Who’s Kitchen Would You Find It In: Bakers with a passion for presentation, fans of Ladurée and European bakeries

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Cookbook Review: Small Victories

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Fast Review: Looking for a new “go-to”? Well, it’s here. Find a place for this engaging cookbook on one of your shelves. You won’t regret it.

You may have heard of Julia Turshen before. She’s worked with Gwyneth Paltrow, Mario Batali, and Dana Cowin. She’s written articles for Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, and Saveur (to name a few). She hosted the first two seasons of Radio Cherry Bombe. It’s safe to say that she knows her stuff. Julia named this book for some valuable advice she shares: “becoming a confident cook means mastering one delicious thing at a time, taking pleasure in each small victory.” This personal book shares 95 recipes with countless variations and advice for cooks of any skill level. The message is clear through the many delicious recipes that the author has one goal and that is for the reader to be able to celebrate their own cooking triumphs.

Who’s Kitchen Would You Find It In: Fans of Ina Garten (she writes the foreword), new cooks who favor a versatile and realistic cookbook or seasoned cooks who want a new valuable addition to their library.

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