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Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child
What if Julia Child had never introduced the American public to French cooking? Would the entire menu of a typical home today consist of frozen TV dinners and leftover casseroles?

Food Lover's Companion - A Book Review
Food Lover's Companion is an excellent book for writing a restaurant menu or creating new restaurant specials and cocktails.

Top Picks at Trader Joe's - Specialty Food Finds On A Budget
Billing itself as "Your Neighborhood Grocery Store," Trader Joe's is a quirky, kitschy mashup of trading post and specialty food store.

Chinese Cookery Secrets: How to Cook Chinese Restaurant Food at Home
Cookbook Review of Chinese Cookery Secrets - How to Cook Chinese Restaurant Food at Home. This cookbook review of Chinese Cookery Secrets by Deh-Ta Hsiung.

Book Review: Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookboo
The first line of Anthony Bourdain’s new cookbook reads, “This is not a cookbook.” It is indeed a cookbook, but more importantly, it is also an insight into how Bourdain thinks and acts as a chef.

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