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The New Passover Menu Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781454914402
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Published: Sterling Publishing (NY) - February 3rd, 2015

Nina says: Its publisher bills it as the cure for the “cooking fatigue” that sets in after years of making the same Passover dishes over and over, or struggling within the restrictions of the holiday to come up with some new ideas. We were crazy about the Seder Plate Salad that presents itself as a sort of Salade Nicoise, and the Roasted Eggplant with Bell Pepper Vinaigrette. Bonus: most of the desserts are naturally gluten-free, like the Cheesecake with Roasted Cashew and Chocolate Crust!!!


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Slow Cooker: The Best Cookbook Ever: With More Than 400 Easy-To-Make Recipes Cover Image
By Diane Phillips, James Baigrie (Photographer)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780811866576
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Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - December 2009

Nina says: As a proud Indie Bookseller who no longer ever has any time to cook, my self-respect has been totally restored by this cookbook. You throw everything in the slow-cooker in the morning, and when you come home exhausted the house smells like heaven and you have a spectacular dinner. Of the slow-cooker books we carry, this is by far my favorite. Try the Beef in Barolo and the Pork Shoulder Shanghai-Style!


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Ikaria: Lessons on Food, Life, and Longevity from the Greek Island Where People Forget to Die Cover Image
By Diane Kochilas, Vassillis Stenos (Photographer)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781623362959
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Published: Rodale Books - October 14th, 2014

Nina says: If you could live your life eating nothing other than the dishes in this book, it would never occur to you that you were "eating healthy." You would just think you'd woken up in Paradise. Diane Kochilas is the Goddess of Greek Food--real, genuine, regional Greek food as prepared in its country of origin, where "fresh," "local," and "farm-to-table" cuisine started about 3,500 years ago and never went out of style.


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The New Classics: A Definitive Collection of Classics for Every Modern Cook from Donna Hay Magazine Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9780732297176
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Published: HarperCollins Publishers - October 21st, 2014

Nina says: An over-the-top luscious giant piece of drool-worthy food photography—but the recipes are actually pretty basic and not intimidating. If you’re reasonably confident in the kitchen, this is the kind of book that will add a sense of stylishness to the way you cook.


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Mexico: The Cookbook Cover Image
$49.95
ISBN: 9780714867526
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Published: Phaidon Press - October 27th, 2014

Nina says: The newest edition to an international collection of cookbooks from the publisher Phaidon that are both biblical in their scope and works of art in and of themselves. This book completely transcends all the cliches of Mexican cuisine in the United States. 


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Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781611683127
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Published: Brandeis University Press - May 6th, 2014

Nina says: "For knishes, we went on pilgrimages," writes Laura Silver in this irresistible tribute to one of the ultimate Jewish soul foods. Anyone who grew up in New York will gobble this up!


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Empanadas: The Hand-Held Pies of Latin America Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781617691430
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 21st, 2015

Nina says: This book makes me want to quit my bookstore job and start a food truck. Spicy Potato and Peanut Empanadas, anyone? Flaky Hearts of Palm Pillows? Sweet Plantain and Beef Turnovers? Sugar-Coated Port and Raisin Turnovers? Should we at least start an Empanada-of-the-Month Book Club?