Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London's Ottolenghi - Yotam Ottolenghi

As its title makes clear, Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London’s Ottolenghi (Ten Speed, $35) continues the imaginative vegetable cookery Yotam Ottolenghi began with Plenty. Where the earlier book focused on introducing home cooks to unique and satisfying ingredients, Plenty More puts the emphasis on technique, with chapters devoted to a full range of cooking methods: tossed, steamed, blanched, simmered, braised, grilled, roasted, fried, mashed, cracked, baked, and sweetened. As we’ve come to expect from Ottolenghi’s cookbooks, the artwork here is first-rate, the recipes clearly explained, and each turn of the page offers a delicious, creative, and surprising opportunity. The scope of Ottolenghi’s research and imagination will make any cook reassess the limitations of a meatless menu. 
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$35.00
ISBN: 9781607746218
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 14th, 2014

American Innovations: Stories - Rivka Galchen

American Innovations (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $24), Rivka Galchen’s astonishing debut short-story collection, is smart, slyly funny, and usually at least a bit off-kilter.  In the opening story, “The Lost Order,” a woman answers her phone and, rather than tell the caller that he’s dialed the wrong number, takes the man’s order for Chinese food delivery.  The title story is an homage to Gogol’s “The Nose”; in this version, a woman comes home from abroad to discover that she’s grown a breast on her back.  In “Wild Berry Blue,” a girl having breakfast with her dad at McDonald’s encounters her first love, a heavily tattooed, recovering drug addict working behind the counter.  Galchen’s stories can be strange and mysterious, but it’s difficult to read them without grinning and marveling at her charm, imagination, and command of language.

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$24.00
ISBN: 9780374280475
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 6th, 2014

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$18.00
ISBN: 9781250069238
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Published: Picador - May 5th, 2015

All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr

My pick for the must-read book of the season, Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See (Scribner, $27),opens on the Breton coast in the days just following D-Day.  Marie-Laure is a blind French girl who escaped from Paris with her father but is alone while Allied planes drop leaflets and German artillery batters the town of Saint-Malo.  Werner, a young German radio operator, is trapped in the basement of a bombed-out building just blocks away.  Doerr’s exquisitely plotted novel traces the paths of Marie-Laure and Werner from childhood to their inevitable meeting.  Short chapters move the story at a brisk pace, and Doerr’s unerring eye for detail makes the book hard to put down and impossible to forget.

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$32.50
ISBN: 9781476746586
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Published: Scribner - May 6th, 2014

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781501173219
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Published: Scribner - April 4th, 2017

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