Cookbooks

Movie Menus: Recipes for Perfect Meals with your Favorite Films

By Francine Segan

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"...pairs classic movies with easy recipes updated from historic cookbooks to help you create a sensational dining experience for any film genre. Both foodies and film buffs will find their passions fulfilled in this deliciously cinematic cookbook, which gathers authentic recipes from the cultures and eras portrayed in your favorite films: Old-Fashioned Southern Fried Chicken with Gravy to savor with Gone with the Wind; Spaghetti and Meatballs with Eggplant for The GodfatherPan-Seared Steak and Onions with The Alamo;  a Victory Garden Salad for Patton.
"The chapters are organized into ten distinct film genres—everything from “Pharaohs and Philosophers” and “Knights and Kings” to “The Wild West” and “Romantic Dinner for Two”—with a dozen or so recipes each. Treat your family to a complete meal served in popcorn bowls while watching Shrek, or enjoy a Renaissance feast with Shakespeare in Love."

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More Home Cooking: A Writer Returns to the Kitchen

By Laurie Colwin

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"In this delightful mix of recipes, advice, and anecdotes, she writes about often overlooked food items such as beets, pears, black beans, and chutney. With down-to-earth charm and wit, Colwin also discusses the many pleasures and problems of cooking at home in essays such as 'Desserts That Quiver,' 'Turkey Angst,' and 'Catering on One Dollar a Head.'"

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Looneyspoons: Low-Fat Food Made Fun

By Janet Podleski and Greta Podleski

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"Who knew cooking healthful, low-fat food could be so much fun? In this hilarious, informative book sisters Janet and Greta Podleski combine jokes, cartoons, and humor with 150 outrageously delicious (and deliciously outrageous) recipes, nutritional information, and inspiration. As irreverent as it is invaluable."
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Desperate Measures: 90 Unintimidating Recipes for the Domestically Inept

By Kevin Crafts

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"Easy, tasty recipes for those who know how good food looks and tastes but never before had a clue how to make it themselves. Kevin Crafts demystifies the kitchen in 21 mouth-watering, easy-to-prepare menus, all spiced to perfection with his engaging sense of humor."

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Cooking for Mr. Latte: A Food Lover's Courtship, with Recipes

By Amanda Hesser

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"Life in the city, love, and unforgettable meals--can a food writer find happiness with a man who has an empty refrigerator? This is a food lover's courtship, with recipes."

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Cutting Costs and Time--But Not Taste

Here’s a quick look at four cookbooks that offer very different takes on making the most of your food budget and your schedule. From true Brit to vegan to down home Southern, you’re likely to find that one of these books for cooks matches your palate and your wallet.

The Vegetarian Grill: 200 Recipes for Inspired Flame-Kissed Meals

By Andrea Chesman

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"At last, vegetarians can take leave of the hot kitchen and be part of the casual backyard fun long reserved for carnivores. Non-vegetarians, too, can take a healthy break from, or find the perfect side dish for, their usual outdoor fare. In 200 grill-tested recipes for smoky, succulent, fire-kissed food, Andrea Chesman makes room on the grill for a feast of new foods and flavors, from simple sides and salads to hearty burgers, burritos, pizzas, pastas, and more."
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The Great Chile Book

By Mark Miller with John Harrisson

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"The Coyote Cafe cookbook was a howling success that spawned a wonderful pair of posters created by Mark Miller. This full-color handbook presents an expansion of the posters' information in book form, covering 100 chiles (50 each of fresh and dried), each with a color photograph, hotness scale, and brief description.  The Great Chile Book also includes background information, an introduction to the use of chiles in the cuisines of Mexico and the Southwest, and delicious recipes from the kitchen of the Coyote Cafe."

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Deleites de la Cocina Mexicana = Healthy Mexican American Cooking

By Maria Luisa Urdaneta

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"Because diabetes is a growing health problem in the Mexican American community this information is vital for all those who need or want to manage their diet without giving up the foods they've grown up with and love. No other cookbook provides such a wide range of healthy Mexican recipes, all kitchen-tested, easy to prepare, and simply delicious. Let Deleites de la Cocina Mexicana be your one-stop guide to cooking and eating guilt-free Mexican food."  A bi-lingual cookbook.

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Comida Rápida y Fácil para Personas con Diabetes: Más de 150 Recetas que Encantará a Todos

By Art Ginsburg

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From the famous Mr. Food, this cookbook features more than 150 recipes in Spanish for diabetics, including snacks, salads, soups, poultry, meat, vegetarian fare, and desserts.

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