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LET’S EAT: NEW COOKBOOKS TO EXPLORE

Take a look at these and see what you think.
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The Love and Lemons Cookbook by Jeanine Donofrio
These recipes make it easy to go from the Farmers’ Market to your table. The book will also help you stock you pantry with the new basics, that is if you are interested. Check out the author’s food blog www.loveandlemons to see if these are the kind of recipes that appeal to you. Hey, I just love the title.

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Sara Moulton’s Home Cooking 101 by Sara Moulton
This is a chef we home cooks could listen to all day. What does she have in store for us this time?
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Home Cooked: Essential Recipes For a New Way to Cook by Anya Fernal
Easy week-night meals from a sustainable food expert. Yes, I want to learn how to make good aioli!

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Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors and Forgotten Recipes From an Ancient City by Katie Parla and Kristina Gill.
History, context, recipes and comfort direct from Rome. All this is delivered with imagination and substance. Way beyond flower blossoms and artichokes. Perhaps the most intriguing title on the list?!

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Lighten Up, Y’all: Classic Southern Recipes Made Healthy and Wholesome by Virginia Willis
A James Beard Award Winning cookbook by an author named one of seven food writers you need to know by the Chicago Tribune. Here she provides southern favorites made with fresh local ingredients: shrimp, catfish, grits, stew, biscuits, pork and lots of veggies straight from the garden or fresh market. This might be the one I’m likely to spend my money on.

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