12 Cookbooks Good Enough to Give

‘Tis that gift giving season again, and nothing warms a cooking person’s heart like a new cookbook. Here is my completely subjective list, in no particular order, but arranged by delicately nuanced categories, of favorite books to give to deserving friends.

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Food Speak: NYC Style

Do you think we could view the world of food as a many faceted, sparkling crystal? Shiny in spots and grubby in others? Do you think New Yorkers are a tribe unto their own? How does everyone afford to go out night after night? Why didn’t I didn’t know I could go to a different food event every day and night?

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Clay Pot Chic, Questions Anyone?

Without a doubt, clay pot cooking is chic. It is THE moment for clay pots. Bloggers are banging their lids in glee. Clay pots are the new black. Cotta cooking is, like, so cool. I get my pots in Italy, where do you get yours? OK, I've lost my mind. But it's more than a…

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Kitchen Real Estate: Clay Pot Cookery

Do you know anyone who has open, empty kitchen cabinets yearning to be filled? No, me either, so if I’m going to devote storage space to something, it better be good.  Clay pots are worth every inch of space, secondo me. I use the deep cooking pots on my stovetop, directly on the flame. As…

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