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This Month’s Best New Cookbooks: October 2013

Every month PBS Food highlights a handful of cookbooks that will be released during the month. This month’s batch looked too good to not have them grace our bookshelves.

Check Out the Cookbooks on Our List

Lidia's Commonsense Italian CookingLidia’s Commonsense Italian Cooking: 150 Delicious and Simple Recipes Anyone Can Master by Lidia Bastianich

Available: October 15th, 2013

In her beautifully illustrated new cookbook, Lidia Bastianich lays out a comprehensive curriculum of wise cooking tips–from the cutting board to the kitchen table. These recipes teach us how create simple, seasonal Italian dishes with grace, confidence and love.

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Seriously BittersweetSeriously Bitter Sweet: The Ultimate Dessert Maker’s Guide to Chocolate by Alice Medrich

Available: October 22nd, 2013

Today’s world of chocolate is a much larger universe, where not only is the quality better and variety wider, but the very composition of the chocolate has changed.

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Art of Simple FoodThe Art of Simple Food II: Recipes, Flavor, and Inspiration from the New Kitchen Garden by Alice Water

Available: October 29th, 2013

Alice Waters, the iconic food luminary, presents 200 new recipes that share her passion for the many delicious varieties of vegetables, fruits, and herbs that you can grown in your own garden or find at the farmers market. The Art of Simple Food II showcases flavor as inspiration and embodies Alice’s vision for eating what grows in the earth all year long.

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Gramercy Tavern CookbookThe Gramercy Tavern Cookbook by Michael Anthony

Available: October 29th, 2013

One of the best New York restaurants, a culinary landmark that has been changing the face of American dining for decades, now shares its beloved recipes, stories, and pioneering philosophy. Opened in 1994, Gramercy Tavern is more than just a restaurant. It has become a New York institution earning dozens of accolades, including six James Beard awards.

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Chef John Besh's Cooking from the HeartCooking from the Heart: My Favorite Lessons Learned Along the Way by John Besh

Available: October 29th, 2013

James Beard Award-winning chef John Besh shares the lessons he learned from his mentors through 140 accessible recipes and cooking lessons. Featuring lush photography, inspiring personal stories, and a rich expanse of culinary knowledge, Cooking from the Heart is the next best thing to having an apprenticeship with Chef Besh.

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