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Cookbook reviews, in English and French.

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Sophisticated Cooking

Elected chef of the year, William Ledeuil, whose Paris restaurant, Ze Kitchen Galerie, is once again brought to the forefront with a new book.

Italian Vegetarian Haute Cuisine

Vegetarian cuisine can now be haute cuisine, as demonstrated by the Michelin one-star Ristorante Joia in Milan, and this inspired cookery book from Swiss chef Pietro Leemann.

Book Review: Alain Ducasse's Culinary Guide to Paris

Patricia Boccadoro on celebrity chef and restaurateur Alain Ducasse's personal gourmet tour of Paris.

Cookbook Review: Ciao Italia Five-Ingredient Favorites

Joel Kasow weighs in on American TV favorite Mary Ann Esposito's "Quick and Delicious Recipes from an Italian Kitchen".

Christmas Books – The Gift of Giving (But for Whom)

Just in time for the holidays, Joel Kasow reviews three new books, providing a perfect set of options for those on your gift list whom you regard highly, indifferently or hardly at all.

Review (and Recipe): La Cucina

More encyclopedia than cookbook, this exhaustive guide to regional Italian recipes may be short on visual charm, but all the flavors are there in abbondanza.

Cookbook Review: Warm Bread and Honey Cake

Few things can warm a home like the scent of freshly baking bread, tarts or cakes, and a lovely new collection of recipes from around the world crossed the desk of our Patricia Boccadoro recently.

Dining In: Sinatra's Favorites: Patsy's Shares the Family Recipes

Ponzi schemes, bank failures, plummeting home values and investment house bailouts - 2008 is ending with a whimper from the pocketbook that makes dining in a suddenly-chic alternative to a night on the town. With the help of cookbooks like 'Patsy's Cookbook', even beginner cooks can recreate fine cuisine from a landmark restaurant. Patricia Boccadoro reviews.

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Cookbooks: Famous Dessert Recipes

A review of Gail Monaghan's new cookbook 'Lost Desserts: Delicious Indulgences of the Past Recipes from Legendary and Famous Chefs'.

Food Safety: The Field Guide to Seafood

Until safety control and business ethics improve in the importation of fish and seafood into the United States from the Far East, consumers should learn all they can about how to identify and select fish and shellfish at the market.

Joel's Vegetables !

Visit with the Paris vegetable market gardener Joel Thiébault whose customers include many of the top French chefs.
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