Modernist Cuisine at Home - Nathan Myhrvold

Published last year as a multi-volume set that sold for over six hundred dollars, Nathan Myhrvold’s Modernist Cuisine at Home (The Cooking Lab, $140) has been abridged to a single book (with accompanying manual), focusing on recipes and techniques suitable for home chefs. Myhrvold, former technology officer at Microsoft, concentrates on the science of food preparation, using cuttingedge techniques. One look at these oversize color plates and daring recipes may entice adventurous home chefs to take their own repertoire to the next level.
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ISBN: 9780982761014
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Published: Cooking Lab - October 8th, 2012

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook - Deb Perelman

It’s impossible to venture into the world of food blogs without finding your way to Deb Perelman’s extraordinarily popular Smitten Kitchen. All internet foodways eventually lead to Deb’s shoebox New York apartment, where she whips up every version of comfort food and then writes about it in her inimitably wry, effusive, welcoming voice. Now, with The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook (Knopf, $35), you don’t even need an internet connection to get to know her. Her philosophy revolves around the budgets, schedules, and kitchens of home cooks. Her recipes are often ambitious but never pretentious, and always, always tasty. What made me weak-kneed? An entire chapter on Sandwiches, Tarts, and Pizzas.
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ISBN: 9780307595652
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Published: Knopf - October 30th, 2012

Dearie - Bob Spitz

Julia Child is already so familiar to many cooks and would-be cooks that it’s hard to imagine why anyone would want to spend time wading through a 500-page biography of her. But with Dearie (Knopf, $29.95)— Child’s term for most everyone—Bob Spitz has succeeded in producing an entertaining and intimate portrait that captures the charm, quirkiness, and innate culinary talent that made Child (and her wine-drinking) so popular in her heyday and even today. You don’t have to be a devotee of the old The French Chef television series or have a dog-eared copy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking in your kitchen to enjoy this thorough, and highly readable, account of the woman who revolutionized the way Americans think about home cooking.

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ISBN: 9780307473417
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Published: Vintage - April 23rd, 2013