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Cooking, Culture, and Community

Cooking as Culture: 

The Florida cookbook : from Gulf Coast gumbo to key lime pie / Jeanne Voltz and Caroline Stuart. 

The glory of Southern cooking : recipes for the best beer-battered fried chicken, cracklin’ biscuits, Carolina pulled pork, fried okra, Kentucky cheese pudding, hummingbird cake, and 375 other delectible dishes / James Villas. 

Three guys from Miami cook Cuban / Glenn Lindgren, Raúl Musibay, and Jorge Castillo. 

The new Spanish table / by Anya von Bremzen. 

Molto Italiano : 327 simple Italian recipes to cook at home / Mario Batali ; photography, Beatriz Da Costa. 

The soul of a new cuisine : a discovery of the foods and flavors of Africa / Marcus Samuelsson with Heidi Sacko Walters ; photographs by Gediyon Kifle ; foreword by Desmond Tutu. 

The Arab table : recipes and culinary traditions / May Bsisu. 

The new American cooking / Joan Nathan. 

Two for the road : our love affair with American food / Jane and Michael Stern. 

Hungry planet : what the world eats / photographed by Peter Menzel ; written by Faith D’Aluisio.  

On the Home Front: 

Barefoot Contessa at home : everyday recipes you’ll make over and over again / Ina Garten ; photographs by Quentin Bacon. 

Sara Moulton cooks at home / Sara Moulton ; recipes developed with Charles Pierce ; photography by Elizabeth Watt ; wine advice by Michael Green. 

The improvisational cook / Sally Schneider ; photographs by Maria Robledo.  

Cooking as Community: 

A thousand years over a hot stove : a history of American women told through food, recipes, and remembrances / Laura Schenone. 

The Automat / Lorraine B. Diehl and Marianne Hardart. 

Simple soirées : seasonal menus for sensational dinner parties / Peggy Knickerbocker ; foreword by Diane Johnson ; photographs by Christopher Hirsheimer. 

The wine club : a month-by-month guide to learning about wine with friends / by Maureen Christian Petrosky. 

Maida Heatter’s cookies / illustrations by Melanie Marder Parks. How to grill / by Steven Raichlen ; photography by Greg Schneider. 

I like you : hospitality under the influence / by Amy Sedaris. 

Slow food nation : why our food should be good, clean, and fair / Carlo Petrini ; translated by Clara Furlan and Jonathan Hunt.  

Day by Day: 

Life is meals : a food lover’s book of days / James and Kay Salter ; with illustrations by Fabrice Moireau.

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