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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

Browse through GAYOT's selection of timeless and powerful self-help books to learn how to achieve a more balanced life

Top 10 Self-Help Books
Sometimes, we all need a little support. Check out GAYOT's list for a selection of the most powerful tomes that can help you with everyday life.

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Explore over 120 wine-inclusive recipes in "The New Wine Country Cookbook" by Brigit Binns

The New Wine Country Cookbook: Recipes from California's Central Coast
The flavors and ingredients of California's Central Coast abound in this cookbook by author Brigit Binns. Take a look at the beginnings of the region's viticulture, in addition to wine-friendly and vino-inclusive dishes such as the petrale sole with Pinot Noir butter sauce, Passoulet (a Cassoulet from Paso Robles) and more.

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Mireille Guilano's new book mostly centers on personal accounts from oyster-loving Paris locals

Meet Paris Oyster: A Love Affair with the Perfect Food
Acclaimed author Mireille Guiliano (French Woman Don't Get Fat) has published her new book on the decadent culture surrounding raw oysters.

Fall in love with this sensuous shellfish

This guide to sherry demystifies the complex world of fortified wine

Sherry: A Modern Guide to the Wine World's Best-Kept Secret, with Cocktails and Recipes
Through Talia Baiocchi's expert guidance, discover the long, rich history and the unique range of production methods that help to make sherry a diverse table wine and an excellent blending component for cocktails.

Explore the world of sherry

Chef Kostow celebrates Napa Valley with his first cookbook, A New Napa Cuisine

A New Napa Cuisine Cookbook
If you’re enchanted by The Napa Valley, or a fan of Christopher Kostow’s work at The Restaurant at Meadowood, then you’re in luck. His first cookbook, A New Napa Cuisine, beautifully explores both Kostow’s journey as a chef, and the ever-developing valley.

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Charcuteria: The Soul of Spain

Charcuteria: The Soul of Spain
Step-by-step butchering and curing process and authentic, traditional Spanish recipes showcased in this cookbook by Jeffrey Weiss.  

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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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Take movie night to a steamy new level with GAYOT's favorite sexy flicks, featuring hot blockbusters like 50 Shades of Grey.

A stylish synthesis of power and performance, GAYOT's favorite muscle cars boast big, athletic engines and aggressive design cues.