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Books for Cooks

Barefoot Contessa Foolproof

by Ina Garten

Ina’s back! This time she offers her homey, sophisticated, and easy-to-make recipes (Lobster Mac & Cheese, Grilled Cheese Croutons, easy Osso Buco) in addition to foolproof shopping lists, table settings, freezing tips, and more.

You’re All Invited

by Margot Henderson

Margot Henderson, of London-based catering company Arnold & Henderson, has authored a beautifully photographed and conceived book on food for entertaining. A good taste of modern British home-style cooking, it gives each course (including the cheese) its due treatment, plus a list of menus and chapters like, “Food for the Masses.” This is a true resource.


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Food Blogs Turned Books

A few years ago, we featured two of our favorite food sites, Canelle et Vanille and Smitten Kitchen in this issue. Both Aran Goyoaga and Deb Perelman’s blogs have come to life this season with their first cookbooks, Small Plates and Sweet Treats—a beautifully styled and photographed treatise on all things gluten-free, and The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, more of Deb’s indulgent and meticulously developed recipes. Both feature all-new recipes.

The Art of the Restaurateur

So many people fantasize about starting their own restaurant and few have the slightest idea of what it takes. Meet 20 of the greats including Danny Meyer and Joe Bastianich to learn what it takes to establish a restaurant with staying power. (Love the illustrations, too!)


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