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Measuring Up

What makes a memoir, well, memorable, is the ability to tell a great story and illuminate larger truths. Three very different chefs have done just that—with recipes, to boot.

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How to Debone and Stuff a Flounder

Watch chef John Besh demonstrate an easy method of deboning a flounder while keeping the fish whole. Why would you need to do that? To stuff it with crabmeat and shrimp, of course.
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Catch Up on All the Cookbook Club’s Picks

Thousands of cookbooks are published each year, but only a tiny percentage of them actually do what they should: provide inspiring and delicious recipes that work. This is the place to find those gems, tested and approved by Gourmet’s editors.
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Gourmet Today

Five years in the making, the Gourmet Today cookbook features more than 1,000 dishes that truly reflect the way we eat today. Watch executive editor John “Doc” Willoughby demonstrate Oven-Fried Panko Chicken, Lemon Pudding Cake, and Spiced Milk Tea, from our new cookbook, Gourmet Today.
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How to Start Your Own Cookbook Club

Ruth makes suggestions on creating your own cookbook club at home.

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Canal House Cooking

With summer in full swing, it’s the right time for an unpretentious cookbook that will make you feel like you’ve found a couple of new friends.

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The Sweet Life in Paris

Pastry chef David Lebovitz praises the French capital without sugar-coating.

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How to Start Your Own Cookbook Club

Ruth makes suggestions on creating your own cookbook club at home. (registration required)

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New Book on the Block

Even if you think you know it all, Notes on Cooking is likely to have some ideas that will make you a better cook.

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The Kid’s Menu: Cookbooks for Moms

If you’ve ever, say, set your baby sling on fire while cooking, you probably understand why new mothers need special recipes.

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This Spring’s Specialty Cookbooks

A whole crop of new cookbooks focuses on dietary restrictions and food allergies. Here are two worth checking out, even if you can eat whatever you want.

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