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Curate: Authentic Spanish Food from an American Kitchen by Katie Button - Book Review

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By Katie Button, Genevieve Ko, Evan Sung (Photographs by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781250059444
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Published: Flatiron Books - October 11th, 2016

Rich Spanish cuisine from a prestigious Asheville, NC-based chef who worked both at elBulli and with Jean-Georges. The recipes are doable and delicious and the photos are gorgeous. It has everything--starters, salads, meat, veg, desserts and drinks. A stand-out! ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem by Marcus Samuelsson - Book Review

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$37.50
ISBN: 9780544639775
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Published: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 18th, 2016

The James Beard Award-winning chef offers up Southern recipes (with the occasional Ethiopian-Scandinavian hints you’d expect!?) from his iconic Harlem restaurant. Chicken and waffles. Check. Killer collards. Yes, please. Slow Baked Blueberry Bread with Spiced Maple Syrup. On my way. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


Cook's Science: How to Unlock Flavor in 50 of Our Favorite Ingredients - Book Review

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By Cook's Illustrated (Editor), Guy Crosby (Editor)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781940352459
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Published: Cook's Illustrated - October 4th, 2016

This is science you can taste from a very trusted source. No fussy molecular gastronomy here. Just lots of ingredients you use all the time, good recipes and “how the science works.” Great value for a beautiful cookbook. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


People Knitting: A Century of Photographs by Barbara Levine - Book Review

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781616893927
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - October 4th, 2016

We all know at least one serious knitter but would you buy that person a book of patterns? Too risky. This book is perfect. A wonderful collection of photos dating from the 1860s to the 1960s of all kinds of people in the act of knitting. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders by Joshua Foer - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780761169086
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 20th, 2016

The Great Pyramid of Giza is NOT in here. But Scotland’s Garden of Cosmic Speculation is, as well as over 600 other curious, practically unheard of destinations all over the world. Illustrated armchair travel doesn’t get more obscure or fun. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


Letters of Note: Volume 2: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience by Shaun Usher - Book Review

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By Shaun Usher (Compiled by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781452153834
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 11th, 2016

Like its predecessor, this sensational book contains letters to and from famous people. Others are between ordinary folks. But every page is a wonder to behold. Must be seen and browsed to appreciate. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


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