Cookbooks
Savor: Living Abundantly Where You Are, as You Are

Savor: Living Abundantly Where You Are, as You Are

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I love Shauna's writing, and each of her three books has been better than the one before. Niequist calls this collection her attempt at paying attention to the things that really matter, and to encourage you to do the same, with 365 daily devotions. Also included are 21 recipes (poppy seed cake, green chile strata, Thai beef salad) as a fun and tangible reminder to savor your life, where you are, as you are.

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Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

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An MMD Summer Reading Guide pick. Cooked documents the middle link of the food chain: what happens to our food after it comes out of the ground, but before it enters our bellies. The journalistic narrative is elegantly divided into four parts, each exploring a different classical element: fire, water, air, and earth. It gets a little science-y in places, yet it remains thoughtful, wise, and (unexpectedly) funny. Add Audible narration for $12.99.

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Perfect Recipes for Having People Over
Slow Cooker Revolution
The New Best Recipe
Well Fed 2: More Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat
Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat
Rick and Lanie’s Excellent Kitchen Adventures: Recipes and Stories
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

I've been eagerly awaiting the next Ina Garten cookbook and this one doesn't disappoint. It's classic Ina, this time tackling the #1 food problem people write to her about: "Can I make it ahead?" Packed full with recipes I can't wait to make, like pork tenderloin with apple chutney, stuffed zucchini, spanish tapas peppers, and coffee granita.

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One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot, and More

One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot, and More

$5.99$2.99

This lovely cookbook aims to help home cooks get delicious, easy, healthy meals on the table on a daily basis. (It’s also a good fit for those like me who love to cook but hate to clean up.) Recipes I can’t wait to try include whole poached chicken with asian flavors, provençal vegetable tian, mexican-style lasagna, giant almond crumble cookie, and the myriad fresh takes on the roasts, braises and stews that are perfect for this time of year. Lots of pretty pictures.

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Good Cheap Eats: Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less
My Kitchen Year

My Kitchen Year

$16.99$1.99

I'd forgotten how good Reichl's food writing is: I loved this so much, I can't even tell you. This collection truly is as much memoir as cookbook: there's a story to accompany every single recipe. (I only made one recipe—the marinated london broil—but it was a hit.) I happened to sit down and read this (like a novel) right after we got back from New York, and I especially loved the copious number of NYC stories: I kept googling Manhattan shops, neighborhoods, and restaurants while reading. I checked this out of the library and I already miss it: this might be a keeper.

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The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook