Brain Food

Brain Food

Some Must-Reads for Foodies

Most food and beverage connoisseurs agree that reading about exceptional dining is the next best thing to being there. The following list contains some newly-published favorites for 2016, we’ll be back next year with the pick of a new cookbook crop certain to inform and inspire your menu.

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Something to Food About: Exploring Creativity with Innovative Chefs by Questlove and Ben Greenman. The authors' conversations with creative chefs across America enlighten us about what makes some of the world’s best chefs tick. Those that live to eat – and cook – will find plenty of fresh ideas about how food affects our culture, our creativity and our world.

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Regarding Cocktails by Georgette Moger-Petraske and Sasha Petraske. Raise a glass to this book from legendary bartender Sasha Petraske, who changed the culture of cocktails for us all before his untimely death in 2015. This compilation of musings and 85 recipes from his repertoire will keep you totally engaged.

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My Two Souths: Blending the Flavors of India into a Southern Kitchen by Marsha Hall Foose and Asha Gomez. Chef Gomez explores how two cultures so outwardly different share unexpected commonalities that have ultimately shaped her interests and punctuated her love for food, comfort and celebration.

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Poole’s: Recipes and Stories from a Modern Diner by Ashley Christensen and Kaitlyn Goalen. A true master of Southern cooking shares her insights into how good food is born, and how great cooking and good living go hand in hand.

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Cúrate: Authentic Spanish Food from an American Kitchen by Katie Button and Genevieve Ko. A fascinating read that provides a peek into the secrets of an award-winning restaurant with tips on how to recreate authentic Spanish foods wherever you’re cooking.

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Alton Brown: Every Day Cook by Alton Brown. With a taste for humor and photography, Chef Brown welcomes us into his personal catalogue of recipes. This entertaining collection will not disappoint those seeking tips and insights from a leading chef, or just a few hours of unabashed fun.

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Everything I Want to Eat by Jessica Koslow. This California chef from Sqirl cafe has taken on the challenge of keeping up with the ever-changing substitutions and restrictions of health-conscious Los Angeles foodies. Learn how her new approach to food is transforming the dining scene one sprouted grain at a time.

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The Restaurant Critic’s Wife by Elizabeth La Ban. Written by the wife of a food critic, this novel offers an interesting perspective on the culinary community as well as some colorful commentary on how to balance life between family and food.


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