Cooking

Staff Pick: Sous Chef by Michael Gibney

by Jake

A typical day in the life of a chef. Reminiscent of Tony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential. Anyone considering culinary school or a life on the line or “in the weeds” should read this first.

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"The back must slave to feed the belly. . . . "

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Staff Pick: The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart

by CK

In the centuries-long human quest to brew or distill a stiff drink from whatever ingredients our ancestors could get their hands on, some fruits, grains, flowers, and trees have emerged as the superstars of flavor and inebriation.

This is their story – with cocktail recipes!

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Staff Pick: The American Way of Eating by Tracie McMillan

by Maggie

Everyone wants to eat good food. McMillan goes undercover as a minimum wage worker to explore & understand the U.S. food system, shedding light on the largely privatized industry whose priorities determine the accessibility and affordability of our food & which dramatically influence how all Americans eat.

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Staff Pick: Food Rules by Michael Pollan

by Maggie

A return to common sense when it comes to food. Maira Kalman's vibrant illustrations bring new personality to Pollan's simple rules. Removing the complexity and gimmicks from healthy eating & advocating for simplicity, community, and gusto in the way we eat.

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