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Is This Book Local? A Peek at the Portlandia Cookbook

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Portlandia-Cookbook-Cover.jpgHere are excerpts from the upcoming Portlandia Cookbook, the highly anticipated cookbook from the beloved IFC show and Clarkson Potter. Written by stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein with Jonathan Krisel, The Portlandia Cookbook is due out on October 28, 2014 (pre-order on Amazon). Ever wonder how to behave in a communal dining situation, or how to pick the best table in a busy restaurant? How about the reasoning behind all that fancy ice bartenders are so into these days? Below are three helpful guides from the book.

The first is Kath and Dave's guide to picking a good table at a restaurant. Keep an eye out for helpful tips like "If you're eating your appetizers at a table by the door and a booth becomes available, move to the booth." Next up is a vital guide to communal table etiquette, which reminds readers "not request to try a bite of your neighbor's
food." Lastly there's "A Mixologist's Guide to Ice" which pretty much is the final word on all things frozen water.

Check out the guides below and do head over the cookbook's website to play with the incredible menu generator, spitting out brilliant dishes like "dehydrated wild roses salad of cabbage blossoms" and "communal veal with inverted asparagus and a charred yeast brew paste."

Click each image for a larger view.

Kath and Dave' Guide to Picking a Table at a Restaurant

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Communal Table Etiquette

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A Mixologist's Guide to Ice

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[Cover and excerpts courtesy Clarkson Potter]

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