The Cocktail Chef

The Cocktail Chef Dinah Koo, Janice Poon, and John Szabo This is an excellent resource for entertaining recipes. John Szabo, Canada’s first Master Sommelier, earned the title from the internationally recognized Court of Master Sommeliers in 2004. Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $22.05 Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $21.95 Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $22.76 Buy it from Barnes & Noble: US $23.96

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The Greek for Love

The Greek for Love by James Chatto Not really a food book, though the passages about food are among the best there are in that genre. This travel memoir from from one of my favorite writers will entrance you with its lyricism and break your heart with its ending. Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $15.96 Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $19.95 Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $23.95 Buy it from Barnes & Noble: US $21.51

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The Art of Eating

The Art of Eating by M.F.K. Fisher Collected essays from America’s best food writer ever – she writes with an angel’s pen. We’re just fortunate that food was her subject. Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $25.46 Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $17.15 Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $13.97 Buy it from Barnes & Noble: US $17.56

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Orgasmic Appetizers

Orgasmic Appetizers Shari Darling I endorsed this book because I think Shari is doing an outstanding job with wine-friendly recipes. You absolutely need this book if you love food or wine or both. Here’s my blurb from the back cover: Shari Darling, Canada’s food-and-wine pairing diva, takes culinary bliss to a new level. Don’t even think of taking another bite or sip without her advice. Her book won’t just add zest to your table, it’ll also spice up your sensual life! Buy it from Amazon Canada: $18.87 Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: $18.77 Buy it from Amazon U.S.: $22.76 Buy […]

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Shut Up and Eat: Tales of Chicken, Children and Chardonnay

Shut Up and Eat: Tales of Chicken, Children and Chardonnay Kathy Buckworth I laughed, I cried, I drank more Chardonnay. By the end of this book, Kathy Buckworth is your best friend. How did she know what how you felt? Brilliant! Buy it from Amazon Canada: (CDN $14.40) Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: (CDN $15.16) Buy it from Amazon U.S.: (US $11.66) Buy it from Barnes & Noble: (CDN $10.76)

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DiscCookery

DiscCookery Jurgen Goethe Features some inventive updates on the traditional drinks such as the hot toddy and others along with more than 120 terrific recipes by CBC radio host Jurgen Goethe and his listeners. Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $16.75 Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $16.57 Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $15.56

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Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain A muscular behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in restaurant kitchens, with useful tips such as not to order the fish on Mondays. Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $14.09 Book; $31.47 Cassette Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $17.60 Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $11.20 Book; $20.97 Cassette Buy it from Barnes & Noble: US $13.45

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Culinary Artistry

Culinary Artistry by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg The book covers says it best: Through interviews with more than 30 of America’s leading chefs—including Rick Bayless, Daniel Boulud, Gray Kunz, Jean-Louis Palladin, Jeremiah Tower, and Alice Waters—the authors reveal what defines “culinary artists,” how and where they find their inspiration, and how they translate that vision to the plate. Through recipes and reminiscences, chefs discuss how they select and pair ingredients, and how flavors are combined into dishes, dishes into menus, and menus into bodies of work that eventually comprise their cuisines. Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $30.09 Buy […]

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