CHOCOLATE ALCHEMY: A BEAN-TO-BAR PRIMER
Kristen Hard, Foreword by Bill Addison
Turn your kitchen into your personal chocolate laboratory. An expert in the “bean-to-bar” process of chocolate-making, the owner of Cacao Atlanta Chocolate Co. shares more than 100 recipes that highlight this ingredient’s complex flavor.
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EATING FROM THE GROUND UP
Appreciate the unique flavor and texture of each vegetable, no matter what’s in season. With recipes elegant enough for parties or a simple nosh, this tome pays homage to classic preparations that emphasize the best the garden has to offer.
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FRUIT: RECIPES THAT CELEBRATE NATURE
Bernadette Worndl, Photos by Gunda Dittrich
Get back to basics with beautifully photographed recipes that spotlight how seasonal fruits enhance both sweet and savory dishes. Beyond mastering classic pairings, you’ll become a pro at modern flavor combinations that wow with only a few simple ingredients.
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NATHAN TURNER’S I LOVE CALIFORNIA: LIVE, EAT, AND ENTERTAIN THE WEST COAST WAY
It’s easy to embrace the laid-back lifestyle synonymous with California in this designer’s latest book, which showcases spectacular interiors up and down the coast and gives readers a peek at recipes and tips for effortless entertaining.
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Josh Donald, photos by Molly DeCoudreaux
An expert in his craft, this San Francisco-based knife purveyor breaks down the dos and don’ts for buying and caring for the tool every culinary expert needs. Read up on global knife-makers, and sharpen your techniques with 15 recipes from accomplished chefs.
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