Cooking & Food

With a wide range of cookbooks, restaurants, and foodies represented on our shelves, we have yet to find a cookbook memoir or quirky foodie tome too hot to handle. From the masters behind Camino to niche markets like vegan ice cream, we're actively looking to add to our blossoming list of the latest and greatest in the food world. 

 

A Wide Range

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A Wide Range

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Preeti Mistry with Sarah Henry

Juhu Beach Club Cookbook

Running Press

Vibrant and unexpected, The Juhu Beach Club Cookbook is a bold take on Indian food from Oakland-based James Beard Award nominee Preeti Mistry. Influenced by her background as a second-generation Indian, Preeti's irreverent style informs her personality and her food. This collection of street food, comfort classics, and restaurant favorites weaves Preeti's culinary journey together with more than 100 bold, flavor-forward recipes to excite and inspire home cooks.

Russell Moore and Allison Hopelain

This Is Camino

Ten Speed Press

Locally beloved, nationally acclaimed Camino restaurant in Oakland, California, counts Mark Bittman, Yotam Ottolenghi, Sean Brock, Francis Malman, David Lebovitz, and Deborah Madison among its fans.  Now 100 of Chef Russell Moore’s fire-based recipes, as well as his ingredient-focused philosophy, are captured in a unique narrative cookbook co-written with Moore’s wife and Camino co-owner Allison Hopelain, and New York Times writer Chris Colin. Currently nominated for a Beard award.

Tara Whitsitt

Fermentation on Wheels

Bloomsbury

Three years ago, food activist Tara Whitsitt had a dream: to take to the road in a converted school bus and spread the gospel of kombucha, kimchi, and kefir nationwide. She would bring her microbe-dense delicacies, her expertise, and her generosity to food communities across the country. Now, through her winning stories, illustrations, photographs, and fifty recipes, Tara tracks her two-year, twenty-thousand mile journey, sharing the ways she has brought people together, pollinated their minds, and changed their lives for the better.

Stuart Brioza & Nicole Krasinski

State Bird Provisions: A Cookbook

Ten Speed

Few restaurants have taken the nation by storm in the way that State Bird Provisions has. Inspired by their years catering parties, chefs Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski use dim sum style carts to offer guests finely crafted dishes ranging from Potato Chips with Crème Fraiche and Cured Trout Roe, to Chanterelle Pancakes with Lardo and Maple Vinegar. Their debut cookbook shares the recipes for their most popular dishes and inspires readers to craft an unforgettable meal of their own.

Dandelion Chocolate

Making Chocolate: From Beat to Bar to S'more

Clarkson Potter

From nationally-lauded San Francisco chocolate maker, Dandelion Chocolate, comes a complete guide to making chocolate. From the simplest techniques and technology—like hair dryers to rolling pins—to the science and mechanics of going from bean to bar, Making Chocolate shares everything this beloved chocolate factory has learned since the day it first cracked open a cocoa bean.

Emma Chapman and Elsie Larson

A Beautiful Mess Weekday Weekend: How To Live a Healthy Veggie Life...and Still Eat Treats

Chronicle

A Beautiful Mess is one of the most popular DIY style blogs in the world, with more than 1 million readers. Now co-creators (and sisters) Emma Chapman and Elsie Larson share their unique and approachable diet with fans and healthy eaters in this, their first cookbook. Their philosophy involves eating responsibly during the week and indulging on weekends. Featuring vibrant photographs, this one-of-a-kind book is a great gift for yourself or a friend looking for more healthy and delicious go-to recipes!