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Here's the Cover of the Gjelina Cookbook; Books From Mark Strausman, Susan Volland, Nick Fauchald

Four eagerly-anticipated cookbooks.

Chronicle Books

Here's the cover of the hotly-anticipated cookbook from Travis LettGjelina: Cooking From Venice, California, which is slated for an October 27 release. Published by Chronicle Books, it will feature "125 of the rustic and utterly delicious salads, toasts, pizzas, vegetable and grain dishes, pastas, fish and meat mains, and desserts" that made Lett's Venice restaurant a modern L.A. classic. Michael Graydon shot the photographs for the books and stylist Nikole Herriott made the dishes look delicious.

Mark Strausman, best known for his cuisine at Fred's at Barney's New York, is releasing a cookbook by the same name. Fred's at Barney's New York Cookbook is not Strausman's first book; he also authored a book for Campagna, the Italian restaurant he opened in the Flatiron District before moving to Barney's. Expect anecdotes and twists on classic Italian cooking. The book, edited by Karen Murgolo, is expected in 2017.

The lead recipe tester of the massive, beautiful, highly expensive tome Modernist Cuisine at Home, Susan Volland, is coming out with Mastering Pan Sauces. The book, which is slated for a fall release, "expands the definition of sauce" and "explains not only the recipes but also the how and why behind sauce-making." Expect tomato sauces, cheese sauces, pestos and stocks from the book, which is published by W. W. Norton & Company.

Lastly, we have a debut cookbook from the former editor-in-chief of Tasting Table, Nick Fauchald. Short Stack, co-authored by Kaitlyn Goalen and "featuring recipes from twenty-six top culinary talents," is expected next year. The book will probably closely follow the format of Fauchald's Short Stack Editions, a series of short, ingredient-focused cookbooks from different chefs that was funded in part by a large Kickstarter campaign last year.

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