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David Lebovitz's Favorite Cookbooks

"People seem to be hysterical about lots of photos in cookbooks these days," says David Lebovitz, but that's not really what he looks for. Instead, he wants cookbooks to offer a "unique perspective on the topic" at hand. Here are a few of his favorite books and cookbook authors. More

Eileen Yin-Fei Lo's Favorite Cookbooks

Eileen Yin-Fei Lo has written 11 cookbooks on Chinese cuisine. Her latest, Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking, will introduce you to a number of traditional dishes you may not have tried before. Stuffed bean curd Hakka-style? Steamed hairy melon soup? You'll find all that, plus how to make legit tea-smoked duck, steamed pork buns, and more. Where does this cooking pro turn when she's looking for inspiration? I asked Eileen Yin-Fei Lo a bit about the books on Chinese cooking that she recommends, plus her other favorite cookbooks across all cooking styles. More

Gift Guide: Our Favorite Cookbooks of 2013

Earlier this summer, after opening box after box of beautiful vegetarian cookbooks, I was ready to call effortless, vegetable-focused cuisine the cookbook trend of 2013. But as the weather began to chill, a coterie of excellent technical books emerged. Some were well-tested restaurant cookbooks, others were nerdy scientific tomes, while others tackled major DIY projects. This culinary juxtaposition between simple and complex cookbooks has led to an incredibly diverse year of cooking. Over the last 12 or so months, I've managed to cook from close to 50 new cookbooks—and I've not come close to repeating a dish. More

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