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The Year in Food 2012: Cookbooks

Frontera: Margaritas, Guacamoles, and Snacks

by Rick Bayless

Frontera Cookbook

Released: November 13, 2012

A brand-new collection from America’s leading authority on Mexican cooking. For years, fans have urged Rick Bayless to collect recipes for his prized margaritas, guacamoles, and snacks in one book. Now Rick shares 35 new and classic margaritas, including his version of the perfect margarita, the popular Topolo Margarita, and more.

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Jacques Pépin New Complete Techniques

by Jacques Pépin

Jacques Pepin New Complete Techniques Cookbook

Released: November 13, 2012

Jacques Pépin is universally hailed by professional chefs and home cooks as the grand master of cooking skills and methods. Now, his classic seminal work, Jacques Pépin’s Complete Techniques, is completely revised and updated with more than 1,000 color photographs and 30% new techniques.

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Lidia’s Favorite Recipes: 100 Foolproof Italian Dishes

by Lidia Bastianich

Lidia's Favorite Recipes Cookbook

Released: October 16, 2012

Lidia Bastianich gives us a fresh look at her favorite dishes, the ones that have made it to the table time and time again: more than 100 of her signature recipes, revised to be more concise and clear, but just as soul-satisfying as ever.

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Small Plates and Sweet Treats: My Family’s Journey to Gluten-Free Cooking

by Aran Goyoaga

Small Plates and Sweet Treats

Released: October 23, 2012

Trained pastry chef, blogger, and mother of two Aran Goyoaga turned to gluten-free cooking when she and her children were diagnosed with gluten intolerance. Combining the flavors of her childhood in Bilbao, Spain, with unique artistry and the informal elegance of small-plate dining, Aran has sacrificed nothing.

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White Jacket Required

by Jenna Weber

White Jacket Required

Released: September 4, 2012

PBS Food’s own Fresh Tastes food blogger Jenna Weber is releasing her first book in Sepember chronicling her time in culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu. turned where she went to become a food writer, not a chef. Jenna’s charming coming-of-age story follows her ups-and-downs as she confronts the rigors of training, gets her first job, deals with a family crisis, and enters into a love affair.

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Old-Fashioned Fruit Garden

by Jo Ann Gardner

Old Fashioned Fruit Garden

Released: July 1, 2012

Jo Ann Gardner and her husband, Jigs, have been farming for nearly four decades, specializing in fruit, dairy, and herb products. Jo Ann herself makes and sells seventy-five cases of jams, jellies, and preserves a year. She knows her subject well–and this breezy, delightful reissue of her classic text is a testament to the continued relevance of her years of gardening knowledge.

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Not-So-Humble Pies

by Kelly Jaggers

Not So Humble Pies

Released: June 18th

Forget apples and blueberries. Today’s trendy ingredients are unique, modern, and indulgent–and now you can find them in the pie plate in your kitchen! With more than 100 sweet and savory pie recipes–and extra recipes for crusts and toppings–Not-So-Humble Pies uses these fresh flavors to turn a simple dessert into something deliciously sophisticated.

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Ready for Dessert

by David Leibovitz

Ready for Dessert

Released: September 18, 2012

Pastry chef David Lebovitz is known for creating desserts with bold and high-impact flavor, not fussy, complicated presentations. Lucky for us, this translates into showstopping sweets that bakers of all skill levels can master.

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Beard on Food

by James Beard

Beard on Food

Released: May 22nd

The return of a classic food book: James Beard’s own selection of his favorite columns and recipes, distilling a lifetime of kitchen wisdom into one volume. One of America’s great culinary thinkers collects his best essays, ranging from the perfect hamburger to the pleasures of oxtails. The result is not just a compendium of fabulous recipes and delicious bites of writing, but a philosophy of food that is propelled by Beard’s exuberance and sense of fun.

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American Grown

by First Lady Michelle Obama

American Grown

Released: May 29th

In her first-ever book, American Grown, Mrs. Obama invites you inside the White House Kitchen Garden and shares its inspiring story from the first planting to the latest harvest. Get an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the garden’s growth with striking photographs that bring its story to life.

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