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Fall’s 7 Best New Cookbooks

November 19, 2013 6:00 AM

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Fall’s the perfect season to break out the baking sheets and wooden spoons and crank up those ovens. Our sister company Simon & Schuster has pulled together a fantastic list of its latest cookbooks to help inspire even the most reluctant chefs to whip up some new dishes and delight your taste buds!

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(Photo credit: Simon and Schuster)

Week In A Day by Rachael Ray

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Rachael Ray takes the guesswork out of meal planning and gives you a full week’s worth of meals—from just one grocery bag. Every week has a new theme, such as Hearty Classics: Zinfully Delicious Short Ribs; Turkey Stuffing Meatloaves and Mashed Potatoes with Herbs; and Portobello and Spinach Bolognese. Or travel The World in a Day with Louisiana Style Shrimp, Argentine Chili with Chimichurri, and French Onion Soup. Week in a Day is packed with practical tips and more than 250 recipes, so break out the EVOO and get ready to cook!

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The Way We Ate: 100 Chefs Celebrate a Century at the American Table by Noah Fecks and Paul Wagtouicz

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Based on the popular blog TheWayWeAte.Net, this book is a lavishly illustrated journey through America’s culinary traditions, with dozens of celebrity chefs’ own interpretations and twists on the moment. Take a tour through our nation’s food history: Marcus Samuelsson’s Gravlax with Caviar and Crème Fraîche is an homage to the 1941 premier of Gourmet magazine; and Jacques Pepin’s Stuffed Quail with Grape Sauce is inspired by Jacqueline Kennedy’s influence in the White House. With anecdotes before each recipe and historically accurate table re-creations, home chefs can move through history meal after meal.

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(Photo credit: Simon and Schuster)

Family Celebrations with the Cake Boss: Recipes for Get-Togethers Throughout the Year by Buddy Valastro

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Everyone’s favorite Hoboken baker returns with this clever new book, designed to help you plan for any celebration, no matter how big or small. You can make Buddy’s festive New Year’s Day cake with pink elephants parading on the side or his Valentine’s Day heart-shaped red velvet cake with a chocolate mousse layer and chocolate shavings. With more than 115 new recipes, you can find the perfect cake—and excuse—to celebrate every day.

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(Photo credit: Simon and Schuster)

The Can’t Cook Book: Recipes for the Absolutely Terrified! by Jessica Seinfeld

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You’re fully capable of running a meeting or selling an amazing presentation, but you don’t know your mince from your chop and you can’t boil water. With step-by-step guides on how to do just about everything in the kitchen and QR codes for detailed video instruction, Jessica will empower you “can’t” cooks and turn you into amazing “can” cooks. With recipe classics like Caesar salad, rice pilafs, pasta with clams, and Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings, you’ll shed your fears and reign supreme in your kitchen.

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(Photo credit: Simon and Schuster)

Callie’s Biscuits and Southern Traditions: Heirloom Recipes from Our Family Kitchen by Carrie Morey

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The biscuit is an iconic Southern staple and Carrie Morey grew up eating some of the best. Owner of Callie’s Charleston Biscuits, Carrie shares her family’s tried and true heirloom recipes, charming stories, and tips on how to recreate a taste of the past without tons of fuss. From their signature biscuits—which reviewers have called “as delicious as you can get without visiting your grandmother”—to maple pork, deviled eggs, blueberry and peach cobbler, and chess pie, the 75 recipes will bring a little bit of Charleston right into your kitchen.

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(Photo credit: Atria Books)

Cooking with Love: Comfort Food that Hugs You by Carla Hall with Genevieve Ko

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Hootie-hoo! Beloved co-host of ABC’s The Chew and past contestant on Top Chef, Carla Hall’s Cooking with Love, now in trade paperback, shares Carla’s twists on southern favorites and classic comfort foods, such as chicken pot pie, Shrimp’n’Grits with Spicy Andouille Gravy, Oyster Strew with Bacon and Potatoes, and her Georgia Peach and Lemon Thyme Cobbler. Carla teaches home cooks the basics with fun tips and whimsical tales from her own experiences cooking with family, friends, and with fellow chefs.

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(Photo credit: Simon and Schuster)

Bake It, Don’t Fake It!: A Pastry Chef Shares Her Secrets for Impressive (and Easy) From-Scratch Desserts by Heather Bertinetti

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Your kids are back in school, which means bake sales and many more bake sales. If you’re ready to toss the baking mix and do it yourself, Bake It, Don’t Fake It! is your secret weapon. Editorial director of Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine and iconic Food Network TV personality Heather Bertinetti shares her tricks to make everything from fan favorites like Peanut Butter Cookies to more difficult-sounding treats like Banana Caramel Bread, Dulce de Leche Cheesecake, and Raspberry Almond Tarts. Simple, easy, and always impressive, Heather’s recipes will make you into the bake sale star.

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To discover new recipes, enter special contests, read interviews with celebrity chefs, or to find out more about future cookbooks, sign up for monthly Read Before Eating newsletter here! For more information on any of the above titles, please visit www.simonandschuster.com.

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