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Bid on a Cool Cookbook for a Beautiful Cause

Cookbook Auction

It’s the last day to bid on some terrific cookbooks for a worthy cause: the Invisible Child Fund, which has been set up through the Legal Aid Society.

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How to Make Real-Deal Thai Food at Home

Pok Pok co-author JJ Goode shares the three misconceptions he had about making Thai food at home and tips on how to get past them.

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Best Cookbooks of All-Time

Daniel Boulud’s French Bible

Chef Daniel Boulud

Chef Daniel Boulud has been carrying this series of cookbooks around with him for 40 years. 

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Gorgeous New Cookbooks from Roberta's, Pok Pok and Others

A sneak peek at pages from Roberta's Cookbook.

These cookbooks don't just share famous dishes from fascinating places. Each one takes you inside the life of the restaurant and, sometimes, even into the psyche of the chef.

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Daniel Boulud's Brilliant New Cookbook

Pages from Daniel Boulud's cookbook, Daniel: My French Cuisine

Superchef Daniel Boulud's amazing new cookbook is the perfect gift for any food history buff.

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Essential Cookbooks for Bread and Ramen Geeks

<em>Ivan Ramen</em> by Ivan Orkin

Each of these books follows the passion of a monomaniacal chef, teaching every detail about how to cook the food that rules their lives. Read more >

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The Only Cookbook You'll Ever Need

Chef Hugh Acheson reveals his all-time favorite cookbook. Read more>

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The All-Chocolate Cookbook from Brooklyn Mavericks

Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook

This week's inspiring new book comes from Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook by Rick Mast and Michael Mast.

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How Eric Banh Learned to Braise

Getting a chef to pick a favorite cookbook is like asking a parent to choose her most-loved child. But F&W pressed great cooks around the country to reveal their top picks of all-time.

The Chef: Eric Banh

The Book: Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child, 1961

“I remember watching Julia Child’s cooking show in the early ‘80s when I first arrived here from Vietnam,” Banh says. “She was such a warm, nice human being. Now when I read her cookbook, I can picture her talking and hear her voice. And I learned a lot from the technique. For instance, there’s one dish that the Vietnamese do that I totally disagree with: pork shoulder cooked in coconut juice and fish sauce with literally no searing whatsoever. In Vietnam we don’t have ovens, so braising is not familiar to us. I learned to braise in the French technique, and the results are substantially better. Either you should cook something really fast or really slow. In between is a disaster."

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3 Gorgeous New Star Chef Cookbooks

Manresa: An Edible Reflection, by David Kinch

Filled with breathtaking photography, these books reflect the ambitious, evocative work of world-famous chef-philosophers.  Read more >

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Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

Run with chefs and wine experts in the Celebrity Chef 5K and dance all night at Gail Simmons’ Last Bite Dessert Party during the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, June 20-22.