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This Month’s Best New Cookbooks: August 2012

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Every month PBS Food highlights five food books and cookbooks that will be released during the month. In August, we focus more on food writing than cookbooks with a collection of good reads that cover everything from wine to a Julia Child biography. Check out what new picks are gracing our bookshelves this month.

Check Out the Cookbooks and Others on Our List

DearieDearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz

Available: August 7, 2012

Julia Child’s 100th birthday would have been this month, and PBS Food is throwing a #CookforJulia birthday celebration. We love the latest Julia biography from Bob Spitz on her rise to public television stardom as a middle-aged, six-foot-three inch woman who changed our attitudes, our beliefs, and our very culture.

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New York Times Book of WineThe New York Times Book of Wine: More Than 30 Years of Vintage Writing as edited by Howard G. Goldberg

Available: August 7, 2012

The best on wine from the New York Times! The newspaper of record has always showcased the writing of some of the world’s most respected wine experts, and these 125 articles from its archives feature such esteemed names as Eric Asimov, Frank Prial, Florence Fabricant, and R. W. Apple Jr.

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MilkMilk: A Local and Global History by Deborah Valenze

Available: August 7, 2012

How did an animal product that spoils easily, carries disease, and causes digestive trouble for many of its consumers become a near-universal symbol of modern nutrition?

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Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free BakingThe Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking by Peter Reinhart and Denene Wallace

Available: August 17, 2012

This gluten-free baking book is excellent from legendary bread maker and James Beard Award-winning author Peter Reinhart, with 80 world-class recipes suitable for wheat sensitive, diabetic, and low-carb/low-sugar dieters.

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Sprouted KitchenThe Sprouted Kitchen: A Tastier Take on Whole Foods by Sara Forte

Available: August 28, 2012

Sprouted Kitchen food blogger Sara Forte showcases 100 tempting recipes that take advantage of fresh produce, whole grains, unsaturated fats, and natural sugar alternatives–with vivid flavors and seasonal simplicity at the forefront.

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