Food & Cooking

little chef
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Little Chef Cooks: I Can Cook Too!

By L. T. de Geest

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

A book aimed at the very youngest chefs. It is full of simple recipes that allow for a substantial amount of child participation, with an introduction containing tips for the adult helper.

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Viva la Cucina Italiana

By Joe Famularo

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

From antipasto to dessert, this cookbook of Italian fare covers a wide range of regions and styles.

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Pines Picks: A Kid’s Guide to the Best Things to Eat and Drink In New York City

By David D. Pines

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

David Pines is a top expert on dining opportunities in New York for children. His book is a well-written, authoritative guide for parents visiting New York with their kids, offering solid recommendations of the best family-friendly restaurants and fast-food joints in the Big Apple.

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Essential Nourishment

By Marika Blossfeldt

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

Visually stunning and packed full of mouthwatering recipes, Essential Nourishment puts the emphasis on an appreciation for the sensual pleasures of natural foods with a sensible approach to nourishment.

the international
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The International Raw Food Restaurant Directory

By Sam Crawley

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Raw food isn’t just about lettuce leaves, beetroot, and garlic. Nor is it just about juicing. In fact, raw food is a fast-growing culinary trend which many professional chefs are enthusiastically and creatively embracing.

the frugal
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The Frugal Oenophile’s Lexicon of Wine Tasting Terms

By Richard Best

Rating: ★★★★½ 

A compendium of more than 650 terms and definitions specific to the language of wine.

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Delicious Flavors

By Victoria Amory

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Great entertaining ideas and personal anecdotes, together with a collection of recipes that are Mediterranean in spirit and American in practicality.

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Whole Truth Eating and Recipe Guide

By Andrea Beaman

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

Designed to give the reader a deeper understanding of food and its effect on long-term health and vitality.

go dairy
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Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living

By Alisa Marie Fleming

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Includes over 200 dairy-free recipes, a comprehensive guide to dairy substitutes and more.

the braces
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The Braces Cookbook

By Pamela Waterman

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

Fifty comfort-food recipes perfect for tender-teeth days, including stay-soft cookies, soothing drinks, and delicious dinners.

101 recipes
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101 Recipes for Microwave Mug Cakes

By Stacey J. Miller

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

This cute little cookbook includes 101 recipes for Microwave Mug Cakes–from Apple Raisin to White Grapeberry.

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Cooking with All Things Trader Joes

By Deana Gunn, Wona Miniati

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

With full-color photographs, wine suggestions and cooking tips sprinkled throughout, this collection is a must for any Trader Joe’s fan.