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cult score7
January 11, 2023
Ixta Belfrage


Ixta's latest book has us mixing things up.

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cult score9.8
December 8, 2022
Illyanna Maisonet


Illyanna Maisonet's culinary love letter to the Puerto Rican diaspora is a delicious gift to us all.

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cult score3.7
December 3, 2022
Matty Matheson

Home Style Cookery

When all you have is a French technique hammer, everything looks like a snail.

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cult score3.6
October 30, 2022
Stanley Tucci

The Tucci Cookbook

Stanley Tucci's second cookbook is all about his family, but feels a little out of tucc.

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cult score5.8
October 21, 2022
Jason Wang

Xi'an Famous Foods

Somewhere between the story of a complex father-son relationship and a simple bowl of lamb and noodles, we fell in love with a cookbook.

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cult score9.1
October 10, 2022
Danny Bowien + JJ Goode

Mission Vegan

Danny Bowien's second book absolutely kills it with his trademark creative dishes and immaculate vibes. This book will make even carnivores question everything...

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cult score5.7
September 27, 2022
Molly Baz

Cook This Book

Molly Baz succeeds with the classics in her gorgeous first book, but struggles with creativity (except on recipe titles).

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cult score8.9
September 12, 2022
Fuchsia Dunlop

The Food of Sichuan

This week, Fuchsia Dunlop's classic had us brushing up on our wok skills to bring Sichuan's famous flavors home.

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cult score4.3
August 9, 2022
Michelle McKenzie

The Modern Larder

Sarah spent the week simmering pots of beans with preserved lemons, sautéing veggies in schmaltz, and making labneh from scratch to give this review of "The Modern Larder".

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cult score9.1
July 15, 2022
Eric Wareheim, Emily Timberlake


Sarah spent the week pairing global comfort foods with tasty wine and took a quick trip into some deep 90s nostalgia.

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cult score8.2
June 21, 2022
Ori Menashe, Genevieve Gergis


Sarah spent a week making more hummus, pita, and lamb than she's ever made in her life.

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cult score9.4
May 10, 2022
Hawa Hassan + Julia Turshen

In Bibi's Kitchen

Sarah dives into African cooking for the first time in this review of In Bibi's Kitchen — a cookbook that explores East African cooking through the lens of American immigrants.

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cult score5.4
April 9, 2022
Kris Yenbamroong

Night + Market

Sarah brought the heat while recreating some of Night + Market's iconic dishes in this month's episode of Cooking the Books.

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cult score6
March 8, 2022
David Chang + Peter Meehan


Sarah spent a week cooking from the menu of David Chang's first three restaurants: Noodle Bar, Ssam Bar & Ko.

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cult score7.8
February 8, 2022
Tyler Kord

A Super Upsetting Cookbook About Sandwiches

This book is a master class in the construction and invention of the stuff that makes a sandwich good. This book takes you way beyond the BLT and into a territory that is borderline insane.

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cult score8.8
January 12, 2022
Ferran Adrià

The Family Meal

This book started with a question. "What does the world's best chef eat for dinner?" The Family Meal is the answer to that question and the first book of home-cooking recipes by Ferran Adria, head chef of now closed El Bulli restaurant in Northern Spain.

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cult score7.9
June 9, 2021
Yotam Ottolenghi + Tara Wigley + Esme Howarth

Ottolenghi Simple

Sarah digs into Yotam Ottolenghi's first book, "Ottolenghi Simple", to find out if it's for you.

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cult score7.9
May 5, 2021
Madhur Jaffrey

An Invitation to Indian Cooking

In the mood for a classic? Sarah makes 25 from Madhur Jaffrey's seminal cookbook, "An Invitation to Indian Cooking".

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