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This Month’s Best New Cookbooks: July 2012

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

Check Out the Cookbooks and Others on Our List

Old Fashioned Fruit GardenOld-Fashioned Fruit Garden by Jo Ann Gardner

Available: 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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Love in a DishLove in a Dish…And Other Culinary Delights by M.F.K. Fisher

Available: July 1, 2012

Whether the subject of her fancy is the lowly, unassuming potato or the love life of that aphrodisiac mollusk the oyster, Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher writes with a simplicity that belies the complexities of the life she often muses on.

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Red Velvet RevengeRed Velvet Revenge by Jennifer McKinlay

Available: July 3, 2012

It may be summertime, but sales at Fairy Tale Cupcakes are below zero–and owners Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura are willing to try anything to heat things up. So when local legend Slim Hazard offers them the chance to sell cupcakes at the annual Juniper Pass rodeo, they’re determined to rope in a pretty payday!

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Bordeaux-BurgundyBordeaux/Burgundy: A Vintage Rivalry by Jean-Robert Pitte

Available: July 9, 2012

Seeking to penetrate the mysteries of two great wine regions–”two opposite civilizations, two distinct ways of feeling”–Jean-Robert Pitte embarks upon an evocative and fascinating exploration of the land, people, and wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy.

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Vineyard in My GlassA Vineyard in My Glass by Gerald Asher

Available: July 9, 2012

Gerald Asher, who served as Gourmet’s wine editor for thirty years, has drawn together this selection of his essays, published in Gourmet and elsewhere, for the collective insight they give into why a wine should always be an expression of a place and a time.

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