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The African Svelte: Ingenious Misspellings That Make Surprising Sense by Daniel Menaker - Book Review

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By Daniel Menaker, Roz Chast (Illustrator), Billy Collins (Foreword by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780544800632
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 18th, 2016

The former fiction editor at the New Yorker collected these funny and unintentionally insightful misspellings throughout his career. Whether you're checking your "cholesteroil" or making a "last-stitch effort" you'd have to be "vast asleep" not to get a kick out of this. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


The Lyrics: 1961-2012 by Bob Dylan - Book Review

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$60.00
ISBN: 9781451648768
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 1st, 2016

From the winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, there is this: all of his lyrics. Devotees and casual fans alike will appreciate this beautiful, comprehensive volume. Dylan edited dozens of songs for the book which are appearing publicly for the first time here. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


A Recipe for Cooking by Cal Peternell - Book Review

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$29.99
ISBN: 9780062427861
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Published: William Morrow Cookbooks - October 25th, 2016

The follow-up to the IACP award-winning and bestselling Twelve Recipes which provided the basic techniques for essential home cooking. The Chez Panisse chef now takes home cooks to the next level. “Everything you need to cook for big get-togethers, holiday feasts, family occasions, and for a special dinner for two.” ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


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
Availability: Backordered
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


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