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'Don't Be a Snob' and Other Things I Learned from Anthony Bourdain's 'Les Halles Cookbook'

Les Halles Cookbook isn't so much a narrative as it is a harangue, delivered in what would become Bourdain's trademark blend of insolence, irreverence, and profanity.

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On Porochista Khakpour's 'Sick', or, When Marginal Identifiers Are No Excuse

A reader will understand and sympathize with the illness and its ramifications presented here. But with the unreliable narrator -- not so much.

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Life Makes Us Better Readers: Tess Gallagher's 'The Man from Kinvara'

Gallagher's work often suffers unfairly beside famous husband's Raymond Carver. The Man from Kinvara should permanently remedy this.

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Sometimes, a Budweiser Is Better

Recreating the world's oldest fermented drinks should make for entertaining reading material. It doesn't.

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'Food City' Will Challenge Your Appetite

From sugar to butchery to candy making, early food manufacture was crude, dangerous, and dirty.

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The View From There: Joan Didion's 'South and West'

Joan Didion went on the road 50 years ago. The trenchant observations in South and West, however fragmentary, are timely.

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Three Americans Visited Cuba...

Dan Goldberg, Andrea Kuhn and Jody Eddy visited Cuba three times. Then they wrote a cookbook.

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Home Culinary Exploration Has Never Been More Fervent

Ever wondered what the difference between cinnamon and cassia is? The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs will teach you.

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Ecco, an Imprint of Harper's

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Random House/Ten Speed Press

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Is There Anything Left to Say About Julia Child? A Great Deal, in Fact

With The French Chef In America, readers get a fresh look at a beloved personality.

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Joyce Carol Oates Is at Her Best With 'Soul at White Heat'

Oates' prose has achieved a level of polish most writers can only wish for.

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Naomi Duguid's 'Taste of Persia' Demystifies and Enchants

Duguid is particularly well-qualified to address the jewels in Persian cuisine's crown: exquisite rice cookery and a vast array of flatbreads.

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Spam, Burns, and Bourdain

The Ramones are dead. Black Sabbath is playing their farewell tour. Anthony Bourdain is a doting father. We're getting old. But not too old to cook a great meal.

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Ecco, an imprint of Harper Collins

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Tama Janowitz's Memoir, 'Scream' May Leave You Grumbling

You know you're in trouble when the author has eight dogs and isn't a vet tech.

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'Land of Fish and Rice' and Elegantly Subtle Cuisine

Fuchsia Dunlop leaves the peppercorns behind for the "pure" and "light" flavors of south China.


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