The Hungover Cookbook

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Monday 13 June 2011

Everybody seems to have their own remedy for it: aspirin, coffee, soda water, hair of the dog. But now a man named Milton Crawford (a Brit, naturally) has written an actual manual for how to get rid of that morning-after ick: The Hungover Cookbook.

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Modernist Cuisine

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 20 January 2011

‘The cookbook to end all cookbooks’. That’s what culinary guru David Chang has called Modernist Cuisine, the six-volume cooking tome that’s due out in March. The brainchild of Nathan Myhrvold, the former Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft, the book’s 2,400 exquisitely illustrated pages explore the physics of food and describe some über-sophisticated techniques like how to cook ‘sous vide’ (hint: you need a vacuum-sealed bag and many, many hours).

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La Puglia in un piatto cookbook

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Friday 7 January 2011

La Puglia in un piatto is food porn with swagger. Deep, midnight blue mussels are scattered nonchalantly with emeralds, creams, and reds that pop like confetti off the cookbook’s page. Golden mushrooms sit like kings in a stark white ramekin beside a sprinkling of herbs and a rich yellow drizzle of olive oil. Counter to each of these mouth-watering photos lies striking illustrations and plates that rock a contemporary, pop-culture vibe.

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Flux Monochrome Cookbook

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By Gerry Mak in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 4 January 2011

Ok I made fun of the Flux Sausages, but this monochrome cookbook, which has recipes for six three-course meals — black, blue, red, green, yellow, and white — is awesome and I want it.

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More or Less: A Cookbook

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By The Urban Grocer in New Illustration on Friday 23 July 2010

More or Less: A Cookbook is a beautiful collaboration between designer Lottie Crumbleholme and illustrator Emma Löfström. Together, both women created a visually striking project ‘centered around food, conversation, and the ecological impact’ of how we eat.

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The Geometry of Pasta

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By Gerry Mak in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 1 June 2010

I’m not eating pasta right now (avoiding gluten), but it’s still one of my favorite foods, and this beautiful cookbook designed by Caz Hildebrand and written by chef Jacob Kenedy of London’s Bocca di Lupo gets me salivating in so many different ways.

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