Chocolate: The Nature of Indulgence (Mar., $29.95) by Ruth Lopez offers a pictorial history of chocolate.
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Food & Wine Magazine's 2002 Cookbook: An Entire Year's Recipes (Mar., $29.95) gathers every recipe published in the magazine during 2001.
B & W PUBLISHING
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London on a Plate (Mar., $27.95), edited by Ferrier Richardson, offers recipes from the city's best chefs.
Gusto Italiano: Quick and Simple Vegetarian Cooking (Mar., $32) by Ursula Ferrigno presents easy-to-prepare recipes that emphasize the diversity of traditional Italian cuisine.
Vie de France: Sharing Food, Friendship and a Kitchen in the Loire Valley (June, $TBA) by James Haller. Spend a month in Savonnieres with an award-winning chef and his friends; recipes included.
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Food by Design (May, $34.95), edited by Antonio Gardoni with Jump Studios, highlights 25 recipes and opinions on food from leading designers and architects including Phillipe Starck, John Pawson and Ron Arad.
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The Best Recipe: American Classics (May, $29.95) by Cook's Illustrated magazine editors features regional and down-home dishes including cioppino, hoppin' john, tamale pie and more.
Local Flavors: Recipes, Menus, and Insights from America's Farmers' Markets (June, $39.95) by Deborah Madison provides a new collection of 350 recipes and seasonal menus.
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Cognac: A Liquid History (Mar., $34.95) by Salvatore Calabrese celebrates the "noble spirit" by introducing the leading families and houses.
Dean & DeLuca: The Food and Wine Cookbook (Apr., $35) by Jeff Morgan brings the food purveyors' expertise in this cookbook with more than 80 recipes. TV satellite tour.
Dressed to Grill (May, $16.95) by Karen Brooks, Diane Morgan and Reed Darmon is for women who like their grilled meals fast and healthy. 5-city author tour.
Italian-American Holiday Traditions: Celebrations and Family Entertainment (Aug., $24.95) by Lori Granieri celebrates Italian-American traditions throughout the year with detailed plans for both religious and secular holidays.
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Chef Jamie's Modern Comforts: Healthy Updates for Traditional Foods--Over 200 Recipes with Healthy Tips & Chef's Secrets (Mar., $24.95) by Jamie Gwen and Myles Bader features healthier versions of comfort foods including macaroni and cheese, chicken and dumplings, cinnamon rolls and more.
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Hachette Wine Guide 2002: The French Wine Bible (Mar., $34.95) includes detailed maps and four indexes to look up a wine by its name, producer, appellation or commune.
The Jimtown Store Cookbook: Recipes from Sonoma County's Favorite Country Market (Apr., $29.95) by Carrie Brown and John Werner offers seasonal recipes from the historic store in Healdsburg, Calif. Author publicity.
American Pie: Slices of Life (and Pie) from America's Back Roads (May, $23.95) by Pascale Le Draoulec takes readers on a journey to find real people and authentic homemade pie.
Chez Panisse Fruit (May, $34.95) by Alice Waters celebrates fruit dishes both savory and sweet. Author tour.
My Kitchen in Spain: 235 Authentic Regional Recipes (June, $29.95) by Janet Mendel provides Spanish recipes highlighted with cultural and historical information.
Mediterranean Street Food: Stories, Soups, Snacks, Sandwiches, Barbecues, Sweets, and More, from Europe, North Africa and the Middle East (July, $24.95) by Anissa Helou explains how to recreate the diverse street foods of Mediterranean nations.
The Ex-Boyfriend Cookbook: Love, Loss and What We Ate (June, $24.95) by Thisbe Nissen and Erin Ergenbright features delicious (true) memories and great recipes.
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A Fistful of Lentils: Syrian-Jewish Recipes from Grandma Fritzie's Kitchen (Mar., $24.95) by Jennifer Felicia Abadi presents more than 125 recipes along with the author's family anecdotes and history. 25,000 first printing.
The Wild Vegetarian Cookbook: A Forager's Culinary Guide (in the Field or in the Supermarket) to Preparing and Savoring Wild (and Not So Wild) Natural Foods, with More than 500 Recipes (Apr., $29.95) by "Wildman" Steve Brill. 25,000 first printing.
Vegetarian Meals for People On-the-Go: 101 Quick & Easy Recipes (May, $13.95) by Vimala Rodgers is designed for busy people. Advertising.
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Bevelyn Blair's Everyday Cookies (Mar., $22.50) by Bevelyn Blair. This third book in Blair's baking library features more than 350 recipes.
Cajun Women Cook: Recipes & Stories from South Louisiana's Kitchens (Mar., $24.95) by Nicole Fontenot and Alicia Fontenot Vidrine offers more than 300 recipes collected by the authors during their travels.
French Caribbean Cuisine (Mar., $24.95) by Stephanie Ovide contains more than 150 recipes from the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique.
Cooking Thin with Chef Kathleen: 200 Easy Recipes for Healthy Weight Loss (Apr., $27) by Kathleen Daelemans. The chef who went from a size 22 to a size 6 tells how to do it and still enjoy delicious meals. 50,000 first printing. 8-city author tour.
CookSmart: Perfect Recipes for Every Day (May, $28) by Pam Anderson, the USA Today columnist and author, shows how to make perfection convenient. 35,000 first printing. 11-city author tour.
Cucina Siciliana (Mar., $26.95) by Clarissa Hyman takes a cook's tour of Sicily's best chefs, finest ingredients and delicious recipes.
New Jewish Cuisine (Mar., $26.95) by Carole Sobell presents a contemporary approach to kosher cooking.
The Healthy Kitchen: Recipes for a Better Body, Life, and Spirit (Apr., $24) by Andrew Weil, M.D., and Rosie Daley joins two popular authorities on the subject of healthy eating and cooking. 750,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Ties into a 26-part PBS-TV series. 22-city author tour.
Better Homes & Gardens B.B.Q.P.D.Q (Mar., $14.95) gathers more than 200 grilling recipes using common ingredients for uncommon results. 35,000 first printing.
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Guide to the Wines of California (Mar., $14.95) by Stephen Brock includes significant California wine producers, a listing of their wines and an analysis of recent vintages; includes six maps.
Recipe for a Country Inn: Fine Food from the Inn at Twin Linden (Apr., $29.95) by Donna Leahy features recipes from the Lancaster County, Pa., inn's owner/chef.
Asian Grilling: 85 Kebabs, Skewers, Satays and Other Asian-Inspired Recipes for Your Barbecue (June, $24.95) by Su-Mei Yu combines the American passion for grilling with bold Asian flavors.
Process This!: New Recipes for the New Generation of Food Processors Plus Dozens of Time-Saving Tips (July, $27.50) by Jean Anderson shows how to use the new generation of food processors to their best advantage.
What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explored (May, $25.95) by Robert L. Wolke. Does the alcohol really boil off when cooking with wine? Wolk explores kitchen mysteries, providing explanations with wit.
Let the Flames Begin: Tips, Techniques, and Recipes for Real Live Fire Cooking (June, $30) by Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby is a new grilling bible from the authors of Thrill of the Grill. Author tour.
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The Whiskeys of Ireland (Apr., $24.95) by Peter Mulryan looks at whiskey's history, its impact on Ireland's culture and economics, and its lore.
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Masterclass in Italian Cooking (Apr., $40) by Maxine Clark features 20 of the world's foremost Italian chefs; includes 120 recipes.
Lorenza's Italian Seasons: 200 Recipes for Family and Friends (Mar., $37.50) by Lorenza de'Medici offers new recipes from the celebrated chef.
Family Pleasing Recipes (Mar., $19.95), the first in the Pillsbury Doughboy series, focuses on meals that are fast, fun and easy. 60,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
The Babbo Cookbook (Apr., $40) by Mario Batali features recipes from Batali's New York City restaurant. 75,000 first printing.
Potluck at Midnight Farm: Celebrating Food, Family, and Friends on Martha's Vineyard (Apr., $32.50) by Tamara Weiss identifies the essentials for organizing great gatherings; features 100 recipes. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Whole Foods Cookbook (June, $25.95) by Steve Petusevsky and the Whole Foods Market team emphasizes vibrant flavors and fresh ingredients; includes 350 recipes. 75,000 first printing.
The Foster's Market Cookbook (Apr., $35) by Sara Foster with Sally Belk King offers old-fashioned ideas on how food should taste and new-fashioned ideas on how to prepare it. Advertising. Author tour.
READER'S DIGEST BOOKS
The Encyclopedia of Italian Cooking: 1001 Authentic Recipes (Apr., $32.95) by Reader's Digest editors, edited by Carla Bardi, celebrates classic Italian food.
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A Month of Sundaes (May, $16.95) by Michael Turback features recipes for this American dessert plus visits to ice cream emporiums. Ad/promo.
A Man, a Can, and a Plan (June, $14.95) by David Joachim is a no-nonsense meal-in-a-can cookbook for guys. 35,000 first printing.
RUTLEDGE HILL PRESS
El Charro Cafe Cookbook (June, $19.99), edited by Michael and Jane Stern, gathers the recipes of signature dishes found in local American restaurants.
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I'm Just Here for the Food: Heat + Food = Cooking (Apr., $32.50) by Alton Brown. The host of Television Food Network's Good Eats combines recipes with the whys and wherefores of cooking. 75,000 first printing. 10-city author tour. 15-city national satellite tour.
TEN SPEED PRESS
Lumiere (Mar., $35) by Rob Feenie features recipes from the premier restaurant in Vancouver, B.C.
The Convent Cook: Divine Meals for Families Large and Small (June, $24.95) by Maria Tisdall. The cook for a Benedictine convent in New Jersey shares her recipes.
Girardet (June, $40) by Fredy Girardet is the first English-language edition of this cookbook from a grand patriarch of French cuisine.
Herbes de Provence: Seven Top Provencial Chefs and Their Recipes (Apr., $29.95) by Anthony Gardiner shares original French delights. A Good Cook Book Club selection.
The Complete Asian Cookbook (May, $39.95) by Charmaine Solomon is a 25th anniversary edition
Sushi Modern: The Essential Kitchen Series (Apr., $18.95) by Hideo Dekura. Fusion cooking meets sushi.
Vegetarian Asian: The Essential Kitchen Series (Apr., $18.95) by Lynelle Scott-Aitkin provides vegetarian recipes from an array of Asian countries.
Food and Love Cookbook (May, $14.99) by Gary Smalley intersperses more than 60 healthy recipes with "love recipes" for healthy marriages.
Los Barrios Family Cookbook: Tex-Mex Recipes from the Heart of San Antonio (June, $22.95) by Diana Barrios Trevino collects recipes from the San Antonio restaurant. Author tour.
The Bold Vegetarian Chef: Adventurous Ways with Soy, Beans, Grains, and Vegetables (Aug., $30) by Ken Charney demonstrates 200 creative ways to cook vegetarian.
NEIL WILSON PRESS
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The Whisk(e)y Treasury (Mar., $29.95) by Walter Schobert. This reference covers brands, personalities, blends, distilleries, companies and technical terms for the whiskey enthusiast.