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Books Reviews: Cookbooks, Diet Books, Wine, Travel

Looking for a great read? reviews a variety of books to fuel your quest for the good life. Plan a party menu or your next great escape with the help of these handy guides. From cookbooks to auto annuals, travel companions to diet experts, our virtual library gives you a sneak peek at the latest titles. So whether you’re a world traveler, gourmet cook or wine lover, has the book for you! 

New Book Reviews

The Audacity of Hops by Tom Acitelli

The Audacity of Hops
Acitelli's fact-filled narrative takes in the individual stories of influential brewers like Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada and Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head, as well as journalist Michael Jackson and industry leader Charlie Papazian.

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Eat Well and Stay Slim: The Essential Cuisine Minceur by Michel Guérard

Eat Well and Stay Slim
Unlock the secrets to Michel Guérard's health-conscious cuisine minceur with this elegant cookbook. Offering in-depth instructions and inventive, low-fat recipes, Eat Well and Stay Healthy gives a new meaning to balanced French cooking.

Elevate your diet cooking

The Big-Flavor Grill: No-Marinade, No-Hassle Recipes

The Big-Flavor Grill: No-Marinade, No-Hassle Recipes
The newest collaborative cookbook by food connoisseurs Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby, The Big-Flavor Grill is a definitive guide on the do’s and don’ts of BBQ.  

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Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook HAUTE CHOCOLATE
Mast Brothers Chocolate
Featuring recipes for everything from brownies to cacao nib scallops, this cookbook from the darlings of the bean-to-bar movement will fill you with sweet inspiration.

Top 10 Diet Books
Successful dieting comes down to finding a program you can live with. The books on this list feature a variety of approaches, from nutritarianism to the Paleo model.
Deepak Chopra's "What Are You Hungry For?", one of GAYOT's Top 10 Diet Books

Ma Cuisine Française by Yannick Alléno NUMBERS GAME
Ma Cuisine Française
Chef Yannick Alléno's 40-pound cookbook is so big that it needs a suitcase to be transported. Check out GAYOT's blog for an exclusive video interview with the author.

Beyond the Pale - Review
Sierra Nevada is now one of the most well-known craft breweries, but its success was hard-earned and slow to come. Learn more about this book written by the brewery's founder.
Beyond the Pale: The Story of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. by Ken Grossman



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