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  • Five Heroic Grilling Tips from Charles Dickens

    In 'David Copperfield,' Mr. Micawber Wilkins saved young Copperfield from no small amount of embarrassment using quick thinking, graciousness, and a grill. Food historian Paula Marcoux explains how you can do the same.

  • Blumenthal, Kennedy Among 2014 James Beard Foundation Cookbook Award-Winners

    The James Beard Foundation announced the 2014 winners of its Book, Broadcast, and Journalism awards at a dinner on Friday that saw British chef/restaurateur Heston Blumenthal win Cookbook of the Year for 'Historic Heston' and Mexican cooking authority Diana Kennedy inducted into the Cookbook Hall of Fame, among other awards.

  • RH Adds Bookstore to Its Cooking Blog, TasteBook

    Random House's food blog and online cooking community, TasteBook, has added a new bookstore called The BookShop.

  • Hungry Girl’s First Diet Book Hits Big

    Lisa Lillien, better known as “Hungry Girl” to her fans, has eight bestselling cookbooks under her belt, and her first diet book, 'The Hungry Girl Diet: Big Portions. Big Results. Drop 10 Pounds in 4 Weeks,' has hit the ground running.

  • Dig In: Photos from Dinah Fried’s ‘Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals’

    Dinah Fried's new book, 'Fictitious Dishes,' blends literature, photography, and food as she recreates culinary moments from 50 well-known books. See photos from five fictional tablescapes come to life, from 'The Secret Garden' to 'The Metamorphosis.'

  • Cookbook Deals for April 2014

    This month, new cookbook and food writing deals for Rick Bass, Andy Ricker, Tal Ronnen, Amelia Saltsman, and more.

  • Recipe Report: Glazed Carrot Salad

    Carrots, maple syrup, toasted cumin seeds, mint – and mellow 1970s jazz – combine to surprising and delicious effect in this recipe from Bryant Terry's new cookbook, 'Afro-Vegan.'

  • Smorgasbord: Links of Note, Apr. 21, 2014

    This week, we're reading about how we eat (vegetarian) now, Dominique Ansel's forthcoming cookbook, the history of the deviled egg, and – speaking of eggs – what to do with all those ones left over from Easter.

  • Cooking Yankee Style: Spotlight On New England 2014

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s purchase of John Wiley’s cookbook and reference lines in November 2012 gave a big boost to overall sales at the HMH trade publishing group, but it’s not the only New England publisher with sales that are cooking.

  • The Family That Cooks Together...: PW Talks with Laurie David

    In 'The Family Cooks,' author/activist Laurie David’s second cookbook, the importance of the family table and home cooking are at the heart of her philosophy for raising the next generation of healthy eaters.

  • App Report: Craft Cocktail

    With a slick design, gorgeous photography, and – most importantly – delicious drink recipes, Craft Cocktail raises the bar on mixology apps.

  • Smorgasbord: Links of Note, Apr. 7, 2014

    This week, we’re reading about the cookbooks of Laurie Colwin and Paula Wolfert, the life of a restaurant sous chef, the current state of craft brewing, and more.

  • In Bars and in Books, American Whiskey Is on the Rise

    As sales of bourbon and American whiskey continue to rise, publishers are stepping in to help guide and inform consumers.

  • 'Cooking the Books,' April 7, 2014: A Note from the Editor

    Hello, and welcome to your new 'Cooking the Books.' Beginning with this issue, we'll be landing in your inbox twice every month, bringing you even more news, interviews, deals, reviews, and forward-looking coverage of cookbooks and other writing from the world of food and drink. And as the newly expanded newsletter gets underway, I’d love to hear from you. (Yes, you.)

  • Tasting Menu: Five Food Books to Watch for in May 2014

    From fried chicken to ice-cream sandwiches and the future of the American diet, here are five May books we’re hungry for now.

  • Cakes with More Than Meets the Eye

    With blogger Amanda Rettke's debut cookbook, "Surprise-Inside Cakes," bakers can create cakes with a secret inside.

  • What’s Cooking at... Avid Bookshop

    At Avid Bookshop in Athens, Ga., the store's bestselling book – period – is a cookbook.

  • Passing the Spatula

    Meet the new editor of Cooking the Books, John Sellers.

  • Healthy Sales for Gluten-Free Cookbooks

    Gluten-free cookbooks are as popular as ever with mainstream home cooks.

  • Sweet Paul's Art of Crafts and Recipes

    Norwegian-born Paul Lowe, aka 'Sweet Paul,' entertains friends with homey recipes and crafts from his book "Eat and Make."

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