Help Yourself: A Guide to Gut Health for People Who Love Delicious Food

The main reason to buy cookbooks is to get new recipes that one can try and enjoy. The first criterion is that readers can make the intended dish. If the recipes are not duplicated or contain ingredients that the reader does not consume, then the book’s utility increases. If those recipes are from faraway lands or provide a health benefit, so much the better.

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Fresh Fish

New Englanders will certainly enjoy Fresh Fish more than cooks elsewhere, nevertheless Jennifer Trainer Thompson created a superb cookbook on fish and seafood. This is more than a cookbook; it is filled with local history from the Pilgrims on, plenty of good food information on fish and other foods (cleaning and grilling fish, buying guide, cleaning clams, shucking oysters, sea salt and so on). The recipes are very good, laid out well with good instructions.

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Food with Friends: The Art of Simple Gatherings

Author Leela Cyd presents an incredibly beautiful cookbook of her favored recipes, based on foods she has sampled around the globe, to which she adds her own unique touch. The photography in this book is stunning, and every single picture exudes winsome seduction and charm. However, the recipes themselves are somewhat less appealing.

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Brownies, Blondies, and Bars

Brownies, Blondies, and Bars is a cookbook for just that. Fellow baking enthusiasts will be excited to flip through page after page of drool-inducing photographs and recipes that promise to disappear just as quickly as you are able to make them (which is faster than you might expect).

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How to Party With an Infant

“The exchanges usually end with a gale of laughter. One such gale is particularly explosive, so powerful in fact that they don’t hear the front door open and the pitter-patter of little feet. It takes Annie a moment to notice a little girl in her kitchen, wearing a brown onesie with a kangaroo on it and a pink tutu-like skirt with an embroidered pouch.”

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Sunset Eating Up the West Coast: The best road trips, restaurants, and recipes from California to Washington

Filled cover to cover with beautiful photography, delicious and simple recipes, and local attractions, Eating Up the West Coast is an innovative hybrid between a cookbook and a West Coast guidebook.  With six routes that cover sections of Southern and Northern California, Oregon, and Washington, readers truly get a taste of the road less traveled and the recipes that are infused with back road traditions.

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The Smoking Bacon & Hog Cookbook

Very few home cooks qualify to use The Smoking Bacon & Hog Cookbook but those who do, will find this book by Bill Gillespie excellent. First you must own at least one good smoker, preferably two: a non-insulated bullet-style and an insulated cabinet smoker. Gillespie uses both plus you also need a good charcoal grill. Gillespie starts with the basics, reviewing what you need and describing the two types of smokers—too bad he did not think of illustrating them.

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Hot Sauce Nation: America’s Burning Obsession

Journalist Denver Nicks is a gifted, superb writer with some fine humor in his book Hot Sauce Nation. It’s filled with stories, most real but some imagined, and they are all very readable and entertaining. In fact, even if you wouldn’t touch hot sauce with a ten-foot pole, you will enjoy reading this book for its quality of writing. This is not a cookbook; we have no recipes–it’s all about hot sauces that have been immensely popular throughout America.

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