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ICYMI: Revenge is Sweet, but These Desserts Are Sweeter

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we’re looking forward to family and fellowship— everything the day is supposed be. But most importantly, we are looking forward to stuffing our bellies with turkey and pie! This piece is especially timely, with Thanksgiving right around the corner. Heather Kim, author of Sweet Revenge, turns pie into a plot with passive-aggressive recipes of revenge you’ll want to serve to that one relative who is always late and eats all the macaroni and cheese your grandma made especially for you. With names like ‘Go Fudge Yourself’ and ‘Donut Call Me Again,’ your mood will be lifted and your stomach filled in no time! As a treat for our readers, we’ve…

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October is National Cookbook Month – Get Cooking!

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It’s fall and in most regions it’s beginning to get a little chilly in the evenings. Sweaters are starting to come out of the mothballs they’ve been resting in all summer long, blankets are being tucked into beds once again, decorative throws are being tossed on sofas, and logs from outside are being brought in for a crackling evening fire in the fireplace or wood-burning stove. If all this coziness is making you want to grab a cookbook and experiment with a new recipe for a hearty soup or stew, pot roast, chili (meatless or otherwise), steaming, in-season vegetables such as kale, butternut squash, turnips, brussels sprouts or broccoli, you are not alone. If you love to cook, as I…

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8 Things That NEED to Happen in the Gilmore Girls Reboot — PLUS! Win a copy of the Gilmore Girls Cookbook!

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The Gilmore Girls revival is here!!! — and OMG I can barely contain myself. I can’t even remember the last time I was this excited about anything, ever. As a longtime fan of the show, it feels like my inner-teen girl is about to burst out of my skin, start singing that Carole King theme song, gorge on junk food and twirl in ridiculous circles. Called A Year in the Life, the Netflix reboot consists of four 90-minute episodes that follow our favorite mother and daughter team for each season of a year as they navigate their lives. It’s been nine years since we last saw the Gilmores and friends, and I can’t wait to see how all of their lives have…

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Jonesin’ For a Fix: Books for TV Addicts — Gilmore Girls Edition

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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life finally has a release date and I could not be more excited. I’ve made no secret of my Gilmore Girl love and it’s only getting worse as we get closer to the reboot. How are we possibly going to wait until November 25 to find out what’s going on with Rory, Lorelai, Luke and the gang? I mean, just look at this awesome sneak peak: Bantering! Fast talking! THE MUSIC. I can’t even, you guys. The new ‘season’ will be broken up into four 90-minute episodes, each one capturing a different season in Stars Hollow. When last we left our favorite small town, Rory had turned down Logan’s wedding proposal, Luke and Lorelai finally got…

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It’s Getting Chili: Southwestern Recipes You Need for Easy Entertaining

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Even though the weather has been temperate, ‘tis the season to be outdoors—picking Christmas trees, skating, ogling holiday store windows or maybe even a round of caroling with friends. After hours outside, what could be better afterward than a steaming bowl of chili—or better yet, dreaming about a trip to the Southwest, where two feet of snow is only something we might see on television? We have two books that might help with each—one with a collection of great chili recipes, and another with tales and recipes from New Mexico (sorry, you’re going to have to arrange for airfare to the Southwest yourself). The Chili Cookbook by Robb Walsh (Ten Speed Press, September 2015) is a collection of all the…

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The Meal You’ll Want to Cook Tonight from Dinner for Two

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Since moving in with my carb-loving other half, I may have overestimated our appetites. To be fair, I’ve been known to put away an entire meatball parm in record time, and he’s recently acquired the nickname “the compactor” due to his ability to crush meals. However, this doesn’t mean that we can keep up with all the leftovers. It’s just too much for two people and heating up last night’s dinner gets old fast. During the busy work week, I often find that the leftovers are no longer all that fresh when I finally get around to freezing them. And I won’t even mention the mysterious mold factory you find a week later. Instead, we want easy recipes with zero…

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Not Your Mama’s Swiss Miss: Utterly Decadent Hot Chocolate

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What’s better on a chilly winter morning than a book, a blanket and a mug of hot chocolate? Now, imagine that mug of hot chocolate is something other than the powdered mix you’ve tried to class up a bit with a few mini marshmallows and a drizzle of chocolate syrup. If you’re having difficulty imagining what more you can do to sweeten up your Swiss Miss, look no further than Hannah Miles’s Hot Chocolate: Rich and Indulgent Winter Drinks (Ryland, Peters & Small; 2015). Miles was a 2007 finalist on BBC’s Masterchef and has written deliciously sweet cookbooks ever since, and Hot Chocolate is no exception. Her decadent creations, beautifully photographed by Steve Painter, make you want to dive into their…

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Thinking of Going Vegan? Let These 2 Cookbooks be Your Guide

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Forward-thinking culinary adventures have been the main course lately, from Mark Bittman joining The Purple Carrot (a subscription service where healthy, premeasured vegan ingredients are delivered to your door) to Panera Bread announcing  that they are adding more plant-based ingredients to their menu in an effort to keep their guests healthy and happy and to lighten the load on the environment. In my own kitchen, I recently jumped on the “Meatless Monday” bandwagon—and then, as an experiment of sorts, I decided to try eating vegan twice a week. I never could have done this successfully without the help of two fantastic books, and I’ll definitely be using them for some delicious vegan Thanksgiving side dishes. Miyoko Schinner’s The Homemade Vegan…

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Smart Reads: 7 Scrumptious New Cookbooks for You to Savor

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Here at the BookTrib office, the cookbooks arrive in the mail about mid-morning—just in time to start our stomachs rumbling. We can’t help but be inspired to kick up our cooking game as we flip through the gorgeous photos and mouth-watering recipes. This week we have cookbooks that serve up the kind of food many of us grew up with—red velvet cake and fried chicken from Savannah, bisque and jambalya from the Big Easy, garlic-and-pepper infused pastrami from Jewish delis, and porchetta and lasagne just like your nonna used to make. And to top it all off—a cookbook from the restaurant that has all the celebrity chefs raving. Hungry yet? This is Camino by Russell Moore and Allison Hopelain with Chris…

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Illustrations from Fresh Made Simple Will Inspire Your Next Healthy Meal

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Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the gorgeous photos of finished dishes in cookbooks or on television? Somehow, the lovely meal you’ve prepared just doesn’t look as good as that glamour shot. Well, if you’re looking for some foodie visual inspiration, check out Lauren K. Stein’s new book, Fresh Made Simple (Storey Publishing, October 20). It’s cookbook with a unique twist—all of the recipes featured within the book contain ingredients, steps, and techniques integrated into illustrations created by Katie Eberts. Fresh Made Simple focuses on simple, unique flavor combinations and communicates them through beautiful, inky illustrations filled with color and flavor. Unlike a standard cookbook, which might feature pictures of meals manicured by food stylists, Stein’s distinctive recipes and Eberts’s whimsical…

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Zahav: Michael Solomonov Presents the Diverse Flavors of Israel

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When it comes to Israeli food, sublime is usually simple. Take Shakshouka for example. I first tasted Shakshouka one summer on a family vacation. My sister had invited her Israeli neighbors to join us and after a few days of our cooking, our guests said they wanted to cook us the quintessential Israeli dish. We had no idea what that might be. Our culinary heritage was limited to the Eastern European Jewish dishes we had grown up with such as chicken soup with matzo balls, and a few well-known Middle Eastern foods—chopped salad, falafel and hummus. We were surprised when the kitchen started releasing the fragrance of sautéing onions, garlic and peppers and they brought to the table a huge…

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Interview: They Draw & Cook Delivers Delicious Illustrations

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It was a seemingly regular day in 2010, when brother-sister duo Nate Padavick and Salli S. Swindell decided on a whim to post eight illustrated recipes on a quickly created blog titled, They Draw & Cook. Little did Nate and Salli know that the artwork those eight artists had submitted, originally for a book idea, would spark an online sensation that has now morphed into a PR tool for many artists and illustrators to share and demonstrate their work. Their first book, They Draw & Cook, is a compilation of 107 different illustrated recipes. With a number of other books available on They Draw & Cook as print-on-demand, it looks like the future for illustrated recipes is endless. BookTrib had the delicious…

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Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson Shows You How to “Make it Messy”

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Marcus Samuelsson, whose heady stew of an Ethiopian-Swedish upbringing cooked up a world-famous career as a chef, actually wanted to be a professional soccer player. When it became clear he was too small to go pro, he traded in his cleats for the Rolls-Royce of kitchen knives, the Sabatier, and embraced the organized chaos also known as the restaurant kitchen. He reveals the outsized appetites that inspired his stunning career in Make it Messy: My Perfectly Imperfect Life (Delacorte Books, June 2015) written with Veronica Chambers. His upbringing was molded by the sights and smells created by many different cooks, starting with the essence of his biological mother’s cooking – the Ethiopian spice, berbere – but his real culinary journey…

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I’ll have a peanut butter and pickle sandwich, please!

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From a cyanide-laced cocktail to a soothing cup of teeth and a biscuit (the British kind, of course) after a long day at the office, food, drink, and crime fiction are intertwined. Miss Marple, one of the genre’s most recognizable heroines, is estimated to have consumed a whopping 143 cups of tea over the course of 12 Agatha Christie novels and 20 short stories. This is just one of the delicious factoids you can learn in The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook, edited by Kate White, and featuring a selection of dishes—and drinks—from some of the biggest names in the mystery world. And if that doesn’t quell your appetite, be sure to check out Cooking with Crimespree, edited by Jon…

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Good and Cheap: Eat well on less than $4 a day

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Let’s face it: when you’re working long hours at a job (or two) and you have a family to feed, very often the easiest way for a weary soul to cook dinner is to pick up the phone and order take-out. When time is short and the family is yammering for food, the easiest way to give it to them is to hit a drive-thru. There are two problems to those solutions, however. One is that the food often ranges from horrible to unhealthy. The second is that these meals, over time, will not only add flab to your belly, but they’ll really hit you in the wallet. What you really want to prepare for your family are meals that…

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