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Thursday, December 17, 2015

10 More Gift Ideas for Book (and Food) Lovers

Earlier this month, a post on 10 Gift Ideas for Book/Food Lovers gave folks some ideas for gifts for the holiday season, with the promise that a "Part 2" would be on the way (because there are so many great books out there). Now the second part is out, with 10 more food-based books from people with local connections. Thanks to friends, associates, and people in the food/publishing industries for some of the suggestions here, and thanks as well to the Amazon Associates program and Amazon itself for offering so many interesting books, both food and otherwise.

The Boston Homegrown Cookbook: Local Food, Local Restaurants, Local Recipes (by Leigh Belanger)
A cookbook featuring recipes from a number of Boston-area chefs and restaurants with the focus being on locally-grown and sustainable foods, from Leigh Belanger, food editor of Culture Magazine.

Grilled Pizza the Right Way (by John Delpha)
A book that focuses on grilling pizza using either a gas or charcoal grill, from John Delpha, who has been involved with such places as Rosebud American Kitchen and Bar, Mistral, Clio, Harvest, and Sorellina.

Cape Cod Cookbook (by Kelly Moss and Michael Aviles)
A collection of recipes based on dishes found on the Cape, from Kelly Moss and Michael Aviles, who are behind Masa in Boston's South End and Woburn.

The Fearless Chef: Innovative Recipes from the Edge of American Cuisine (by Andy Husbands and Joe Yonan)
A cookbook that includes innovative recipes, practical tips, and more from Andy Husbands, award-winning chef and owner of Tremont 647 and Sister Sorel in Boston's South End, and Joe Yonan, food and dining editor of The Washington Post.

The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science (by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt)
A detailed look into the science of cooking, from J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, managing culinary director of, author of The Food Lab, and a columnist for Cooking Light.

Boston Chef's Table: The Best In Contemporary Cuisine (by Clara Silverstein)
A cookbook that looks at the regional food scene, from Clara Silverstein, author as well as former food writer and editor at the Boston Herald and contributor for the Boston Globe.

New England Soup Factory Cookbook: More Than 100 Recipes from the Nation's Best Purveyor of Fine Soup (by Marjorie Druker and Clara Silverstein)
Recipes focusing on all kinds of soups, from Marjorie Druker, executive chef and co-owner of the New England Soup Factory in Newton, and Clara Silverstein.

Wintersweet: Seasonal Desserts to Warm the Home (by Tammy Donroe Inman)
A book that looks at desserts using winter ingredients, from Tammy Donroe Inman, who has worked at Cook's Illustrated magazine and America's Test Kitchen as well as Boston Magazine.

Drink & Tell: A Boston Cocktail Book (by Frederic Robert Yarm)
Drink recipes from restaurants and bars across the Boston area, from Frederic Robert Yarm, a blogger, author, and cocktail expert who lives in Boston.

On Top of Spaghetti: Macaroni, Linguine, Penne, and Pasta of Every Kind (Tipsy Sensei Series) (by Johanne Killeen and George Germon)
A book that looks at a variety of traditional and modern pasta dishes, from Johanne Killeen and the recently-passed George Germon of the award-winning Al Forno restaurant in Providence, RI.


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