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Bookstore: Food, Wine, Travel & Recipe Books

Looking for a great read? GAYOT reviews a variety of books to fuel your quest for the good life. Throw a party with easy and creative cookbook recipes or plan your next great escape with the help of these handy guides. From pop culture bestsellers and travel guides to wine guides and diet books, find the title that's right for you.


Ella Woodwards's Deliciously Ella Cookbook, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Diet Books

Top 10 Diet Books
It's not easy to find a weight-loss program that works and even then, stick to it. But with GAYOT's Top 10 Diet Books, featuring healthy recipes and expert advice, the process is simplified.

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Candy by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Sexy Books

Top 10 Sexy Books
"Fifty Shades of Grey" may have ignited a renewed interest in erotica, but it's not the first novel to chart taboo territory. Find other romantic novels in GAYOT's list of the Top 10 Sexy Books.

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Nathalie Fraise's The Whole Coconut Cookbook, which explores gluten- and dairy-free recipes centered on the ancient fruit

The Whole Coconut Cookbook
Find delicious ways to incorporate coconuts into healthy, gluten- and dairy-free recipes. Whether you're using coconut water, nectar, cream or milk, there's plenty to do with the unique ingredient.

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Learn to use bitters in over 120 food and drink recipes

Field Guide to Bitters and Amari
Bitters are the perfect way to add complexity to a cocktail or to your favorite dish. This book features recipes for drinks, food and even homemade bitters to add a punch to your daily flavors.

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Hillary Davis's newest cookbook, Le French Oven.

Le French Oven
From the woman who authored French Comfort Food, a favorite in all things classic and traditional Parisian cuisine, comes the new Le French Oven. Hillary Davis' latest is dedicated to the authentic recipes that can be made in a cocotte (think Dutch oven, but Parisian-style).

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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.

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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.

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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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From raucous parodies to classic offerings such as Some like it Hot and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, GAYOT's Top 10 Comedies are a must-watch.

Getting your energy fix doesn't have to mean sacrificing your health. Try the healthy alternatives on GAYOT's list of the Top 10 Energy Drinks.