Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere - Dorie Greenspan, Alan Richardson

Dorie Greenspan is a baking legend; she’s won multiple James Beard awards and collaborated with Julia Child, but what makes her cookbooks truly worth owning is that she writes recipes you can trust to produce consistently delicious treats. In Baking Chez Moi (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $40) Greenspan draws on her years of living in France to gain access to the elusive and often overlooked world of French home baking. These are not recipes for the famed macarons or croissants of Parisian boulangeries, but the lesser-known, everyday treats such as the French version of chocolate chip cookies and rustic seasonal galettes. The dishes are sumptuously photographed and the recipes thoughtfully written, with notes about difficult or time-intensive steps and plenty of “Bon Ideas” on how to vary the recipes and make them your own. This is a wonderful cookbook, equally perfect for new bakers looking for an entré to French pastry and seasoned foodies ready to discover a whole new side of the French kitchen.
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ISBN: 9780547724249
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Harvest - October 28th, 2014

Prune - Gabrielle Hamilton

Gabrielle Hamilton has proven herself a great chef with her beloved New York restaurant, Prune, as well as a gifted writer with her 2011 memoir, Blood, Bones and Butter, so it was only a matter of time before she combined her talents into a cookbook. With Prune (Random House, $45) she brings all her passion and personality to bear in a print version of the chef’s notebook she keeps at her restaurant. The book is primarily a great collection of recipes, ranging from grilled shrimp with anchovy butter to Prune’s famous Bloody Mary, but it also offers insight into the chef’s mind and process with Hamilton’s handwritten notes to her employees on how to navigate challenging recipes. Of particular note is a chapter entitled “Garbage” in which Hamilton explains how she takes traditional kitchen waste and incorporates it into her menu. Prune brings the full restaurant experience into the home kitchen, along with a healthy serving of Hamilton’s wit and wisdom.
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ISBN: 9780812994094
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House - November 4th, 2014

Jamie Oliver's Food Escapes: Over 100 Recipes from the Great Food Regions of the World

Jamie Oliver is a food activist and a bit of a goof, but most of all he’s a chef who believes in making flavorful and nourishing food an everyday experience. In his latest book, Jamie Oliver’s Food Escapes (Hyperion, $35), Jamie explores the foods of Spain, Italy, Sweden, Morocco, Greece, and France. With a focus on accessibility and levity, he cooks up a mix of local classics like Swedish meatballs and his own riffs on regional flavors, like Moroccan fish and chips. This is a great guide to the essential ingredients and dishes of the Mediterranean and an invitation to experiment with incorporating exotic flavors into familiar settings. With beautiful photography and concise and insightful descriptions of each country’s cuisine, Oliver invites us to forgo prestige cooking and have an adventure in the kitchen.
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ISBN: 9781401324414
Availability: Backordered
Published: Hachette Books - October 1st, 2013