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Clarkson Potter

Eating From the Ground Up by Alana Chernila

Everyone says "Eat more vegetables," but cookbooks that focus on vegetables can be so frustrating. Often they feature complex recipes, running with the assumption everyone knows how to roast a green bean. More often, they feature unusual vegetables and ingredients... Continue Reading →

The Grand Central Market Cookbook by Adele Yellin and Kevin West

My only exposure to Grand Central Market has been on Food Network, such as when The Next Food Network Star competitors shot video interviews with chefs at the Market. It looked a fascinating place, so I was eager to read... Continue Reading →

Cherry Bombe by Kerry Diamond and Claudia Wu

Cherry Bombe is a beautiful cookbook chockfull of stunning photos and delicious recipes. They range from simple recipes with as few as four ingredients to complex multi-step masterpieces, but each and every recipe is given star treatment with gorgeous photos displaying... Continue Reading →

Sweet Potatoes by Mary-Frances Heck

There is a relatively new trend in single-subject cookbooks and I like it. I have thought of making my own – 365 days of cole slaw – just because I love cabbage so much. I love the brassicas. I also... Continue Reading →

Amazing Animal Facts Postcards by Maja Säfström

Amazing Animal Facts Postcards is not a book, though it is based on one, Maja Säfström's The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts, a delightful collection of pen and ink drawings of animals accompanied by interesting facts about animals. These are... Continue Reading →

French Country Cooking by Mimi Thorisson

Mimi Thorisson and her husband were house-hunting without much success until their realtor took them to a house that was nothing like what they thought they wanted. So of course, because this is how life goes, it was perfect. Perfectly... Continue Reading →

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