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Gourmet Today

Ruth Reichl (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Gourmet magazine is history, but before it folded, editor Reichl followed up The Gourmet Cookbook with this comprehensive and thoroughly tested mammoth collection of tried and true recipes.


Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy

Lidia Bastianich and Tanya Manuali (Knopf)

Adding to her growing library of Italian cuisine, Bastianich, with daughter Manuali, offer a stellar and authentic array of regional Italian recipes in this tantalizing and lavishly photographed collection.



David Chang and Peter Meehan (Clarkson Potter)

Restaurateur and chef Chang teamed up with food writer Meehan in this outstanding collection of recipes and vibrant full-color photos from Chang’s restaurants--Momofuku, Ssäm Bar and Ko--serving dishes like chicken wings cooked with bacon and in rendered duck fat, and pan-roasted asparagus with poached eggs and miso butter.


Ad Hoc at Home

Thomas Keller (Artisan)

In this dazzlingly beautiful cookbook, Keller, chef and owner of such established restaurants as the French Laundry and Per Se, shifts from haute cuisine to family-style dishes: buttermilk fried chicken, fig-stuffed roast pork loin and shortbread cookies.


Child Care Today: Getting It Right for Everyone

Penelope Leach (Knopf)

Influential child-care author Leach (Your Baby and Child) evaluates the state of child care in the Western world in this thoroughly researched and helpful guide.


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