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Vintage Cookbook

Advance Your Skills

Before Diving In...

Recipes from gourmet restaurants are front-end labor intensive. They have to be, or you wouldn’t get your meal for hours, maybe days. Many of the components of the recipes from these high-end restaurant cookbooks can be done a day to several days before your meal. Then, the only step remaining is to assemble the dish or add some finishing touches the night of your big dinner. You’ll look like the rock star you really are!

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By Naomi Pomeroy


The cookbook that took my cooking skills to another level! Designed for the home cook, these recipes are a great way to take the next step to advancing your kitchen skills.

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By Thomas Keller


Dishes you would find at the French Laundry Restaurant. The recipes are lengthy, but determination and imagination will leave your dinner guests in awe of your creations.

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By Thomas Keller


Chef Thomas Keller's latest cookbook tells the story of his career, the history of his restaurants, and some of the famous dishes you'd find at French Laundry or Per Se. A great gift for the extraordinary cook in your life.  

Culinary Novels

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By Justin Spring


A fascinating book about six prominent culinary figures from the end of WWII to the 1980’s and the evolution of French cuisine in the U.S. Masterfully written and a wonderful read!

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By Bill Buford


With no previous culinary experience, Buford strikes out to satisfy a life-long dream of learning the art of restaurant cooking. This book will have you laughing out loud while also giving you a close look at the intricacies that make up Italian cuisine. Hilarious!

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By Alice B. Toklas


This book reads more like a novel than a cookbook. An autobiographical look at Alice's experiences living and cooking with Gertrude Stein in France. It also contains one of the first published recipes for “Haschich Fudge”.

Culinary Comedy

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By Peg Bracken


Need a little comic relief? This is a delightful and sarcastically-written cookbook from 1960. With recipes such as Skid Road Stroganoff, Fake Hollandaise, and Cockeyed Cake, your menu will be filled with lots of laughs. AMAZING present!

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By William R. Evans III & Andrew Frothingham


Wedding toasts should not be the sedating history of your relationship with the groom. This book provides witty one-liners and short serious salutes. There is a toast for everything in this tiny book.

Instant Pot and Sous Vide Cookbooks

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By Jennifer Smith

Instant Pot Cookbook

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By Urvashi Pitre

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By America's Test Kitchen

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By Lisa Fetterman

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