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Cooking up some great summer reading and recipes

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Now that summer is officially here, there’s nothing like finally having the time to make a new recipe. The season offers so many tempting new cookbooks it’s hard to choose among them, but a few beckoned to me a little more than the rest. Done: A Cook’s Guide to Knowing When Food is Perfectly Cooked by James Peterson (Chronicle) The book’s premise is simple—so simple you might wonder what the point is. But let’s face it: the lure of convenience food and appliances has left us with an unintended consequence: rusty cooking skills. This is ironic, because at the same time our obsession with food and our appetite for new and adventurous eating experiences has never been greater. We’ve become…

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