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Food & Drink

Weber’s Greatest Hits

Weber’s Greatest Hits

by Jamie Purviance
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

All Killer, No Filler: The Absolute Best Weber Recipes Ever Published, in One Amazing Collection!
 
For decades, Weber grills have set the standard for backyard grills, and Weber's cookbooks have delighted grilling enthusiasts. But out of more than 2,000 total recipes for every kind of dish, which ones are the very best of the best?
 
In the ultimate gift for every griller, from beginner to veteran, Weber rated, debated, and curated its entire recipe collection, with help from its most enthusiastic fans. Here in one gorgeous package are the ultimate go-to recipes for every occasion.
 
The book includes all-new photography, fun stories from Weber's rich and often hilarious history, and special features such as the Top Ten Grilling Dos and Don'ts.
 
Whether building a better burger or smoking competition-worthy ribs, Weber fans will delight in these classic standards and contemporary inspirations.

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Food, Health, and Happiness

Food, Health, and Happiness

115 On-Point Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life

by Oprah Winfrey
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Oprah Winfrey will be the first to tell you, she has had a complicated relationship with food. It's been both a source of delight and comfort for her, but also the cause of an ongoing struggle with her weight.

In Food, Health, and Happiness, Oprah shares the recipes that have allowed eating to finally be joyful for her. With dishes created and prepared alongside her favorite chefs, paired with personal essays and memories from Oprah herself, this cookbook offers a candid, behind-the-scenes look into the life (and kitchen!) of one of the most influential and respected celebrities in the world.
 
Delicious, healthy, and easy to prepare, these are the recipes Oprah most loves to make at home and share with friends and family. From simple pleasures like Unfried Chicken and Turkey Chili, to such celebrations of freshness as Tuscan Kale and Apple Salad and Pasta Primavera, this is food as it should be: a taste of happiness, a ritual to be shared, a toast to life.

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How to Bake Everything

How to Bake Everything

Simple Recipes for the Best Baking

by Mark Bittman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

In the most comprehensive book of its kind, Mark Bittman offers the ultimate baker's resource. Finally, here is the simplest way to bake everything, from American favorites (Crunchy Toffee Cookies, Baked Alaska) to of-the-moment updates (Gingerbread Whoopie Pies). It explores global baking, too: Nordic ruis, New Orleans beignets, Afghan snowshoe naan. The recipes satisfy every flavor craving thanks to more than 2,000 recipes and variations: a pound cake can incorporate polenta, yogurt, ricotta, citrus, hazelnuts, ginger, and more. New bakers will appreciate Bittman's opinionated advice on essential equipment and ingredient substitutions, plus extensive technique illustrations. The pros will find their creativity unleashed with guidance on how to adapt recipes to become vegan, incorporate new grains, improvise tarts, or create customized icebox cakes using a mix-and-match chart. Demystified, deconstructed, and debunked-baking is simpler and more flexible than you ever imagined.

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Small Victories

Small Victories

by Julia Turshen
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"I can't wait to cook my way through this amazing new book," Ina Garten writes in the foreword to this cookbook of more than 400 recipes and variations from Julia Turshen, writer, go-to recipe developer, co-author for best-selling cookbooks such as Gwyneth Paltrow's It's All Good , Mario Batali's Spain: A Culinary Road Trip, and Dana Cowin's Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen. The process of truly great home cooking is demystified via more than a hundred lessons called out as "small victories" in the funny, encouraging headnotes; these are lessons learned by Julia through a lifetime of cooking thousands of meals.
 
This beautifully curated, deeply personal collection of what Chef April Bloomfield calls "simple, achievable recipes" emphasizes bold-flavored, honest food for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. More than 160 mouth-watering photographs from acclaimed photographers Gentl + Hyers provide beautiful instruction and inspiration, and a gingham spine elevates this entertaining and essential kitchen resource into a covetable gift for both beginners and accomplished home cooks."

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Green Kitchen Smoothies

Green Kitchen Smoothies

Healthy and Colorful Smoothies for Every Day

by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl
Publisher: Hardie Grant

Delicious smoothies from the authors behind the award-winning and hugely popular blog Green Kitchen Stories
 
Bestselling authors David and Luise now share their top smoothie recipes, as well as some new and exciting ideas. The book is divided into simple smoothies, post-workout favorites, breakfast ideas, energizers, desserts, and more. David and Luise also reveal their recipes for nut milks and butters, granola, muesli, as well as their favorite juices, which can be added to the recipes. Recipes include the Green Bowl, Sleeping-in Smoothie, Green Stamina Workout, the Warm Smoothie, and Apple Pie in a Glass.
 
This is no run-of-the mill smoothie book. For anyone reluctant to switch to a purely liquid breakfast, there are snacks to go along with them. And for any Nutribullet™ experts who are looking for some new ideas, this is the perfect book.

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Drink Like a Man

Drink Like a Man

The Only Cocktail Guide Anyone Really Needs

by Ross McCammon and David Wondrich
Publisher: Chronicle Books

Drink Like a Man distills 83 years of drinking wisdom into this indispensable manual. With more than 125 cocktail recipes and 100 photos, including 13 drinks every man should know how to make, variations on classic cocktails, and drinks batched large enough to satisfy a crowd, it's an essential guide to cocktail making, but also a manual for how to drink. As a host, at a bar, with a friend, on your own-whatever the situation may be- Esquire offers wisdom, encouragement, and instructions. And also a damn good drink.

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Weber’s New American Barbecue

Weber’s New American Barbecue

A Modern Spin on the Classics

by Jamie Purviance
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

From the most trusted name in grilling, the new definitive guide that that blends traditional techniques and modern recipes.
 
To define American barbecue as ribs and roasts cooked low and slow in the Southern style" doesn't do it justice. Traditional barbecue, in all its delicious glory, is a foundation-an idea to be built upon. And all across the country, home grillers and restaurant chefs alike are doing just that. In this big melting-pot of a nation, we all bring something different to the table-flavors, spices, perspectives-and each time we do, the meaning of barbecue changes a little.
 
Through stories and essays, hundreds of photos, crystal-clear techniques, and 100 exceptional and fool-proof recipes, Weber's New American Barbecue™ celebrates what's happening at the grill today. From chefs creating new classics to everyday backyard heroes melding flavors to pitmasters setting new standards of excellence at competitions, this book explores the delicious evolution of our true American pastime-barbecue.

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Breakfast Love

Breakfast Love

Perfect Little Bowls of Quick, Healthy Breakfasts

by David Bez
Publisher: Quadrille

Breakfast Love contains more than 160 bowls for healthy, speedy breakfast ideas that will set you up for the day. Breakfast Love will make you fall in love with this often over-looked meal, and energize you to create a beautiful bowl of breakfast salad before you start the day. Each bowl is made up of a base of grains, two seasonal fruit and vegetables, some protein, a delicious dressing, yogurt or milk, and an optional topping. There are sweet and savory ideas, and basic recipes to make your own granola, muesli, and dairy-free nut 'yogurt'. Every recipe is categorized as vegan, vegetarian, raw, carnivore, or omnivore so that you can cater to your own dietary preference. With a stunning photo of every recipe, this is a feast for the eyes and fantastically inspiring.

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Gjelina

Gjelina

Cooking from Venice, California

by Travis Lett
Publisher: Chronicle Books

Gjelina is Los Angeles's most talked-about restaurant, lauded by critics from London to New York to San Francisco and beloved by stars, locals, and out-of-towners alike for its seductive simplicity and eclectic Cal-Med menu from talented chef Travis Lett. 

 

This standout cookbook features 125 of the rustic and utterly delicious salads, toasts, pizzas, vegetable and grain dishes, pastas, fish and meat mains, and desserts that have had fans clamoring for a table since the restaurant burst onto the scene.

 

More than 150 color photographs from acclaimed photographer Michael Graydon and stylist Nikole Herriott, plus a tactile, artisanal package, evoke the vibe of Venice Beach and the Gjelina (the G's silent) aesthetic, and showcase the beautiful plated food of Lett's ingredient-based, vegetable-centric cooking. This is the cookbook for the way we want to cook and eat now.

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Montreal Cooks

Montreal Cooks

A Tasting Menu from the City's Leading Chefs

by Jonathan Cheung and Tays Spencer
Publisher: Figure 1

There has never been a more exciting time to eat in Montréal. With the established food scene being joined by an explosion of new, globally minded, locally focused restaurants, Montréal has evolved into a city of unparalleled culinary excellence.

Montréal Cooks presents 80 recipes from 40 of Montreal's most talented and unique chefs. Written with the home cook in mind, this cookbook is designed to make recipes from fan-favorite restaurants achievable for everyone.

Montréal Cooks is written by Tays Spencer and Jonathan Cheung, owner of Appetite for Books with a foreword by culinary expert, food writer and television personality, Gail Simmons.

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Bar Tartine

Bar Tartine

Techniques and Recipes

by Cortney Burns and Nick Balla with Jan Newberry
Publisher: Chronicle Books

Bar Tartine—co-founded by Tartine Bakery's Chad Robertson and Elisabeth Prueitt—is obsessed over by locals and visitors, critics and chefs. Everything is made in-house and layered into extraordinarily flavorful food. Helmed by Nick Balla and Cortney Burns, it draws on time-honored processes (such as fermentation, curing, pickling), and a core that runs through the cuisines of Central Europe, Japan, and Scandinavia to deliver a range of dishes from soups to salads, to shared plates and sweets. With more than 150 photographs, this highly anticipated cookbook is a true original.

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My Little French Kitchen

My Little French Kitchen

More than 100 Recipes from the Mountains, Market Squares, and Shores of France

by Rachel Khoo; photographs by David Loftus
Publisher: Chronicle Books

The world fell in love with Rachel Khoo through her cookbook and television show The Little Paris Kitchen, and immediately began to covet her Parisian lifestyle, fashion sense, and delicious recipes. In My Little French Kitchen, Rachel leaves Paris and travels to the mountains, villages, and shores of France, sampling regional specialties and translating them into more than 100 recipes. With more than 100 photographs, as well as dozens of Rachel's own hand-drawn illustrations, this is the perfect gift for young foodies and Francophiles as well as fans of The Little Paris Kitchen hungry for more fresh takes on French classics.

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The Dirty Apron Cookbook

The Dirty Apron Cookbook

Recipes, Tips and Tricks for Creating Delicious, Foolproof Dishes

by David Robertson (foreword by Vikram Vij)
Publisher: Figure 1

Want to impress your dinner guests? Need to diversify your regular menu? Nervous about trying a new cooking technique? Tired of eating alone? The Dirty Apron Cooking School caters to a range of students—both beginners and more experienced cooks—looking to come away with delicious menus and more confidence in the kitchen. The Dirty Apron Cookbook brings together the best of these recipes along with many of the tips and tricks shared in the school’'s classes.

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Toronto Cooks

Toronto Cooks

100 Signature Recipes from the City's Best Restaurants

by edited by Amy Rosen
Publisher: Figure 1

There has never been a more exciting time to eat in Toronto. While always known for its vibrant and varied food scene, over the past few years the city has been experiencing a culinary explosion. Innovative, globally minded, locally focused restaurants have been cropping up all over town as Toronto evolves into one of the world's greatest places to eat. Toronto Cooks: 100 Signature Recipes from the City's Best Restaurants captures this evolution specifically with the home cook in mind. 

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The Family Cooks

The Family Cooks

100+ Recipes to Get Your Family Craving Food That's Simple, Tasty, and Incredibly Good for You

by Laurie David
Publisher: Rodale

In The Family Cooks, Laurie David inspires parents and kids to take control of what they eat by making it themselves. With her long-time collaborator, Kirstin Uhrenholdt, David offers more than 100 recipes that are simple, fast, "low in the bad stuff and high in the good stuff," and designed to bring kids into the cooking process.

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The White Spot Cookbook

The White Spot Cookbook

by White Spot
Publisher: Figure 1

Produced in celebration of White Spot's 85th anniversary, The White Spot Cookbook is an engaging, visually-rich collection of recipes, memories and memorabilia, designed to showcase the legacy of one of BC's most enduring brands. The book conveys the spirit of the legendary restaurant, conveying White Spot's evolution from a single drive-in location in 1928 to a modern family restaurant with more than 65 locations in two provinces.

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Burgoo

Burgoo

Food for Comfort

by Justin Joyce and Stephan MacIntyre
Publisher: Figure 1

Burgoo brings its recipes to the page for the first time, satisfying long-time guests of the restaurants and introducing home cooks to delicious and easy-to-make dishes for every day or for entertaining a crowd. From dips to brunch dishes, make-ahead soups to last-minute desserts, Burgoo offers seventy-five unpretentious, family favourites for every palate, all beautifully photographed and smartly packaged.

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The Little Paris Kitchen

The Little Paris Kitchen

120 Simple But Classic French Recipes

by Rachel Khoo
Publisher: Chronicle Books

In this charming cookbook, Rachel Khoo demystifies French cooking with 120 enticing recipes for simple, classic, and fresh French dishes, from gouter (snacks) to elegant desserts. More than 100 breathtaking photos from celebrated photographer David Loftus shine a spotlight on the delicious food and the City of Light, and capture Khoo interacting with her purveyors and friends. We all can't have springtime in Paris. But we all can enjoy this delectable, do-able food!

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Crazy Sexy Kitchen

Crazy Sexy Kitchen

150 Plant-Empowered Recipes to Ignite a Mouthwatering Revolution

by Kris Carr with Chad Sarno, Chef
Publisher: Hay House

Crazy Sexy Kitchen gives readers all the tools and know-how needed to adopt a joyful and vibrant Crazy Sexy Diet and Lifestyle. What is the Crazy Sexy Diet and Lifestyle, you ask? A nutrient-dense, plant-happy approach to eating and living that harmonizes your beautiful body at the cellular level. It's a celebratory way of life that's deeply connected, healthy, awake and engaged. Now that's SEXY!

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Plenty

Plenty

Vibrant Vegetable Recipes From London's Ottolenghi

by Yotam Ottolenghi
Publisher: Chronicle Books

Yotam Ottolenghi is one of the most exciting new talents in the cooking world, with four fabulous, eponymous London restaurants and a weekly newspaper column that's read by foodies all over the world. 

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is a must-have collection of 120 vegetarian recipes featuring exciting flavors and fresh combinations that will delight readers and eaters looking for a sparkling new take on vegetables. Yotam's food inspiration comes from his Mediterranean background and his unapologetic love of ingredients. Not a vegetarian himself, his approach to vegetable dishes is wholly original and innovative, based on freshness and seasonality, and drawn from the diverse food cultures represented in London. A vibrant photo accompanies every recipe in this visually stunning book. 

Essential for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike!

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Fire It Up

Fire It Up

More than 400 Recipes for Grilling Everything

by Andrew Schloss and David Joachim
Publisher: Chronicle Books

What can we grill? EVERYTHING! From the best-selling authors of Mastering the Grill, comes the first grill book focused on ingredients. 

Fire It Up shows today's cooks how to buy, prepare, and grill more than 290 ingredients from beef and pork to chicken, fish, vegetables, fruit, and more. Handy charts explain different cuts, best grilling methods, and perfect doneness. Insider Know-How and Keep It Simple tips solve dozens of dinnertime dilemmas. Gorgeous color photos and useful illustrations bring it all to life. With more than 400 delicious recipes and 160 winning rubs, brines, marinades, and sauces, Fire It Up makes it easy for everyone to become a backyard grill master, no matter what's on the menu. 

Jam packed with recipes, tips, and illustrations, Fire It Up is THE grill book for this summer.

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Flour

Flour

A Baker's Collection of Spectacular Recipes

by Joanne Chang and Christie Matheson
Publisher: Chronicle Books

Every day 1,500 Bostonians can't resist buying sweet, simple treats such as Homemade Pop-Tarts, from an alumna of Harvard with a degree in economics. From Brioche au Chocolat and Lemon Raspberry Cake to perfect croissants, Flour Bakery-owner Joanne Chang's repertoire of baked goods is deep and satisfying. While at Harvard she discovered that nothing made her happier than baking cookies -- leading her on a path that eventually resulted in a sticky bun triumph over Bobby Flay on the Food Network's Throwdown. Almost 150 Flour recipes such as Milky Way Tart and Dried Fruit Focaccia are included, plus Joanne's essential baking tips, making this mouthwatering collection an accessible, instant classic cookbook for the home baker.

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Bottega

Bottega

by Michael Chiarello, Ann Krugger Spivack and Claudia Sansone
Publisher: Chronicle Books

Michael Chiarello's fans have watched him on Top Chef Masters, the Food Network, and PBS. He's an Emmy Award winner and award-winning author, with combined cookbook sales of over 400,000 copies. Chiarello returns to the kitchen with a cookbook inspired by the soulful Southern Italian-style menu at his new Napa Valley restaurant, Bottega. It's rich with more than 120 photographs that convey the Bottega experience and 100 amazing recipes for Southern Italian specialties, which, with signature Chiarello style, are designed for the home cook to have as much easy joy cooking as eating. Bottega is Michael Chiarello at his best.

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From Seed to Skillet

From Seed to Skillet

A Guide to Growing, Tending, Harvesting, and Cooking Up Fresh, Healthy Food to Share with People You Love

by Jimmy Williams
Publisher: Chronicle Books

Jimmy Williams learned all about vegetable gardening at the knee of his grandmother, a South Carolina native from a traditional Gullah community whose members were descendents of Caribbean slaves. He pays homage to his family history in this inspiring step-by-step guide to designing and planting a backyard vegetable garden and growing one's own food. With this essential garden manual, home gardeners can learn how easy it is to plan a garden, design and construct growing beds, tend the crop without using harmful chemicals, harvest gorgeous vegetables, and cook a delicious feast using Jimmy's favorite family recipes.

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Tartine

Tartine

by Elisabeth M. Prueitt and Chad Robertson
Publisher: Chronicle Books

The chef-owners of San Francisco's beloved neighbourhood bakery-cafe, Tartine, now bring their fruit tarts, tender cakes and savoury treats to readers.

Tartine's irresistible and easy-to-follow recipes include the classic Buttery Brioche, Coconut Cream Pie and Pumpkin Tea Cake. Practical notes convey the authors' vast know-how as extraordinary pastry chefs.

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Tartine Bread

Tartine Bread

by Chad Robertson
Publisher: Chronicle Books

or the home or professional bread-maker, this is the book of the season. It comes from a man many consider to be the best bread baker in the United States: Chad Robertson, co-owner of Tartine Bakery in San Francisco, a city that knows its bread. To Chad, bread is the foundation of a meal, the center of daily life, and each loaf tells the story of the baker who shaped it. He developed his unique bread over two decades of apprenticeship with the finest artisan bakers in France and the United States, as well as experimentation in his own ovens. Readers will be astonished at how elemental it is. A hundred photographs from years of testing, teaching, and recipe development provide step-by-step inspiration, while additional recipes provide inspiration for using up every delicious morsel.

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The Country Cooking of France

The Country Cooking of France

by Anne Willan; Photographs by France Ruffenach
Publisher: Chronicle Books

Visually stunning, this comprehensive guide to rustic French cuisine is the only up-to-date cookbook that covers all the regions of France. Creating this classic was a vast labour of love for Anne Willan, combining extensive research with years of experience cooking and writing about French cuisine.

Over 250 recipes include the best regional and country dishes, from the time-honoured La Truffade with its crispy potatoes and melted cheese to the Languedoc specialty Cassoulet de Toulouse, a bean casserole of duck confit, sausage and lamb, along with fish stews, savory tarts and desserts such as Pets de Nonne (deep-fried cream puffs).

"After Julia Child, Willan, by dint of her books alone, has probably done more to illuminate French cooking for home chefs than any other woman in America or England." —Washington Post

English-born ANNE WILLAN (France) founded La Varenne, a highly respected cooking school, 30 years ago. Her many cookbooks include The Good Cook and the influential La Varenne Chateau du Fey. Among her many awards is a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals

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The Country Cooking Of Ireland

The Country Cooking Of Ireland

by Colman Andrews; Photographs by Christopher Hirsheimer
Publisher: Chronicle Books

In The Country Cooking of Ireland, internationally acclaimed food and travel writer Colman Andrews brings to life the people, countryside, and delicious food of Ireland. Fast emerging as one of the world's hottest culinary destinations, Ireland is a country of artisanal bakers, farmers, cheesemakers, and butteries, where farm-to-table dining has been practiced for centuries. Meticulously researched and reported, this sumptuous cookbook includes 250 recipes and more than 100 photographs of the pubs, the people, and the emerald Irish countryside taken by award-winning photographer Christopher Hirsheimer. Rich with stories of the food and people who make Ireland a wonderful place to eat, and laced with charming snippets of song, folklore, and poetry, The Country Cooking of Ireland ushers in a new understanding of Irish food.

Colman Andrews is an award-winning food editor and food and travel writer. He lives in Connecticut. Christopher Hirsheimer's photographs have appeared in numerous food magazines and cookbooks. She lives in Pennsylvania.

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Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking

Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking

by Eileen Yin-Fei Lo; photographs by Susie Cushner
Publisher: Chronicle Books

This new masterwork of Chinese cuisine showcases acclaimed chef Eileen Yin-Fei Lo's decades of culinary virtuosity. A series of lessons build skill, knowledge, and confidence as Lo guides the home cook step by step through the techniques, ingredients, and equipment that define Chinese cuisine. With more than 100 classic recipes and technique illustrations throughout, Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking makes the glories of this ancient cuisine utterly accessible. Stunning color photography reveals the treasures of old and new China, from the zigzagging alleys of historical Guangzhou to the bustle of city centers and faraway Chinatowns, as well as wonderful ingredients and gorgeous finished dishes. Step-by-step brush drawings illustrate Chinese cooking techniques. This lavish volume takes its place as the Chinese cookbook of choice in the cook's library.

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