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Food and Wine Books

Whether you're looking for cookbooks, a wine guide, or even great food and wine fiction writing, look no further! Our Gift Guide provides a hand-selected list of great food and wine books for that gourmet reader on your gift list - as well as links to buy each item online at Amazon.com.

Food and Wine Books

Recipe / Cookbooks

Bon Appétit: fast, easy, fresh

This is a cookbook after our own heart. We love Bon Appétit magazine in general - but a collection of fast, easy but tasty recipes? Awesome.

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Culinaria France

Classic French cooking by region. Includes descriptions of various cooking styles, ingredients and recipes - with fabulous pictures.

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Silver Palate Cookbook (25th Anniversary Edition)

This was our first real cookbook, and it's still great - even 25 years later. 350 great recipes ranging through all the courses - hors d'oeuvres to dessert.

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Cooking Reference

On Food and Cooking, by Harold McGee

A staple of any chef or home cook's library, On Food and Cooking turns technical food-science into cook-friendly kitchen science.

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Wine Guides

The Wine Bible, by Karen MacNeil

With a name like "The Wine Bible", you'd better be comprehensive - and this book certainly is. A friendy and informative tone makes it approachable.

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Windows on the World Complete Wine Course

This classic by Kevin Zraly includes great general background on wine tasting, as well as a useful overview of major varieties, regions and producers.

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Great Food and Wine Writing

Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany

Heat is an incredible illustration of the passion of the foodie. Author Buford, a former New Yorker fiction editor, tells the story of his pilgrimage to learn the mysteries of Italian cooking

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Vertical, by Rex Pickett

This follow-up to the enormously popular Sideways follows Jack and Miles in the next stages of their life - and on a new adventure through Oregon's Willamette Valley. Pinot anyone?

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