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This Month’s Best New Cookbooks: October 2015

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

The Oxford Companion to WineThe Oxford Companion to Wine Edited by Jancis Robinson and Julia Harding

Available: October 1, 2015

Combining meticulously-researched fact with refreshing opinion and wit, The Oxford Companion to Wine presents almost 4,000 entries on every wine-related topic imaginable, from regions and grape varieties to the owners, connoisseurs, growers, and tasters in wine through the ages; from viticulture and oenology to the history of wine, from its origins to the present day.

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Jacques Pepin Heart and SoulJacques Pépin Heart & Soul in the Kitchen by Jacques Pépin

Available: October 6, 2015

In the companion book to his final PBS series, the world-renowned chef shows his close relationship to the land and sea as he cooks for close friends and family. Jacques Pépin Heart & Soul in the Kitchen is an intimate look at the celebrity chef and the food he cooks at home with family and friends—200 recipes in all.

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The Year of CozyThe Year of Cozy by Adrianna Adarme

Available: October 6, 2015

PBS Food’s own Adrianna Adarme has released her second cookbook which is a beautifully photographed one-stop-shop book with all the recipes and projects you’ll need for some cozy inspiration this holiday season–and all year long. We are proud the world will know how talented she is!

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Essential EmerilEssential Emeril by Emeril Lagasse

Available: October 6, 2015

In his most personal cookbook yet, legendary chef Emeril Lagasse reveals iconic dishes, classic cooking lessons, and personal anecdotes from his life in the kitchen. He has hosted numerous television shows, opened 12 restaurants, and become one of the most beloved personalities in the industry today, inspiring millions of fans with his great passion for food.

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Food Gift LoveFood Gift Love by Maggie Battista

Available: October 13, 2015

In Food Gift Love, Maggie Battista, a food-gift guru and rising star of the blog world, celebrates her expertise in and enthusiasm for small-batch, hand-crafted foods. She features 100 memorable, edible gifts for any occasion with simple, delicious recipes, detailed wrapping instructions, and stunning photography.

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NopiNOPI: The Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi

Available: October 20, 2015

Yotam Ottolenghi is beloved in the food world for his beautiful, inspirational cookbooks, as well as his Ottolenghi delis and his fine-dining restaurant, Nopi. In The NOPI Cookbook, head chef Ramael Scully’s Asian-inspired pantry meets Ottolenghi’s Middle Eastern influences and brings the restaurant’s favorite dishes within reach of the home cook.

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Mark Bittman Kitchen MatrixMark Bittman’s Kitchen Matrix by Mark Bittman

Available: October 27, 2015

Bestselling author Mark Bittman anthologizes his popular Matrix series in a boldly graphic new cookbook that emphasizes creativity, improvisation, and simplicity as the keys to varied cooking. For years, Mark Bittman has shared his formulas, recipes, and kitchen improvisations in his popular New York Times Eat column, in which an ingredient or essential technique is presented in different variations in a bold matrix.

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Lidia's Mastering the Art of Italian CuisineLidia’s Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali

Available: October 27, 2015

From the Emmy-winning host of Lidia’s Kitchen, best-selling author, and beloved ambassador for Italian culinary traditions in America comes the ultimate master class: a beautifully produced definitive guide to Italian cooking, coauthored with her daughter, Tanya—covering everything from ingredients to techniques to tools, plus more than 400 delectable recipes.

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