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The range of American restaurant culture is on full display in this year's two biggest releases: Jessica Koslow of Sqirl's Everything I Want to Eat and the long-awaited book from high-end temple of pasta Del Posto. Other standouts you'll want to snap up include Raleigh empire-builder Ashley Christensen's take on her iconic diner, Poole's, Atlanta chef Asha Gomez's My Two Souths, and a visually stunning release from Chicago sensation Fat Rice.
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This year, cooking by even the most well-known personalities skews toward the (hyper-cultivated) intimacy of Instagram. Ayesha Curry is the latest celebrity to make a bid for domestic goddess-hood, based on her family life with her basketball-star husband. Cultishly loved culinary figures Ina Garten and Anthony Bourdain, who both could sell bonkers amounts of books with little more than their names on the cover, aim to connect with readers by focusing on recipes they cook at home for their loved ones.
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Even if you're not looking to get to know a known (or unknown) cook through their recipes, there are still plenty of exciting books to pick up this fall. Lucky Peach throws down the vegetable-cooking gauntlet, Fuchsia Dunlop dives into Jiangnan cuisine, and finally someone offers an answer as to why, exactly, we are in the midst in a craft cocktail revival.
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Header photos: Helen Rosner
Editors: Hillary Dixler and Meghan McCarron