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Spoon fed : how eight cooks saved my life

Kim Severson.

Cooking, Biography

From the prominent New York Times food writer, a memoir recounting the tough life lessons she learned from a generation of female cooks-including Marion Cunningham, Alice Waters, Ruth Reichl, Rachael Ray, and Marcella Hazan. Somewhere between the lessons her mother taught her as a child and the ones she is now trying to teach her own daughter, Kim Severson stumbled. She lost sight of what mattered, of who she was and who she wanted to be, and of ...

Agnes & the hitman

Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer.

Romance, Humor

Agness life goes awry when a dognapper invades her kitchen, hampering her attempts to put on a wedding. And then Shane shows up. Hes got a big hit scheduled, a rival trying to take him out, and an ex-mobster uncle asking him to protect little Agnes in this sexy, hilarious romp.

Deep dish

Mary Kay Andrews.

Chick Lit, Humor, Romance

Another delicious treat full of Southern sass, wit, and charm from the New York Times bestselling author of Savannah Breeze and Hissy Fit Chef extraordinaire Gina Foxton doesn't expect anything to be handed to her on a platter. After years of hard work, the former runner-up Miss Teen Vidalia Onion is now the host of her own local Georgia public television show called Fresh Start, and she's dating the show's producer. But when her show gets cancel...

Just a taste

Deirdre Martin.

Chick Lit, Romance

For delizioso pasta, go to Dante?s. For a sumptuous Cordon Bleu, go to Vivi?s. To really heat things up? get them together. Since his wife?s untimely death, Anthony Dante has thrown himself into his cooking, making his restaurant, Dante?s, a Brooklyn institution. So far, his biggest problem has been keeping his retired hockey star brother out of the kitchen. But now, a mademoiselleis invading his turf. And you know what they say: too many chefs s...