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6 Best Cookbooks To Help With Your Holiday Gatherings

The holidays are a time to gather around the table with friends and family and share delightful food and conversation. Our sister company Simon & Schuster is here to help with a list of cookbooks to help you prepare delicious meals all season long.

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The Pie and Pastry Bible
By Rose Levy Beranbaum

The Pie and Pastry Bible

The Pie and Pastry Bible is your magic wand for baking the pies, tarts, and pastries of your dreams—the definitive work by the country's top baker. You'll find more than 300 recipes, 200 drawings of techniques and equipment, and 70 color pictures of finished pies, tarts, and pastries. With easy-to-follow recipes you will be making fruit pies, chiffon pies, custard pies, ice-cream pies, meringue pies, and much much more in no time.

Everyone Is Italian on Sunday
By Rachael Ray

Everyone Is Italian on Sunday

If you're like Rachael Ray, you'll agree that there is something comforting and heartwarming about a heaping plate of perfectly cooked spaghetti with moist and tender meatballs covered in a luscious, dark-red tomato sauce. Now, in Everyone Is Italian on Sunday, Rachael invites you into her home to share her family's culinary history and the recipes that have shaped her life and career.

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Little House Living
By Merissa A. Alink

Little House Living

From the immensely popular blogger behind Little House Living comes a motivational homemaking book, inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie, featuring creative, fun ways to live your life simply and frugally—perfect for fans of Ree Drummond's The Pioneer Woman.

The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook
By Rosanna Pansino

The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook

The long-awaited first cookbook from the creator and host of the Internet's most popular baking show, Nerdy Nummies: a collection of Rosanna Pansino's all-time favorite geeky recipes as well as sensational new recipes exclusive to this book.

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Joy of Cooking
By Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker and Ethan Becker

Joy Of Cooking

The bestselling Joy of Cooking—the book Julia Child called "a fundamental resource for any American cook"—now in a revised and updated 75th Anniversary edition, which restores the voice of the original authors and many of the most beloved recipes from past editions and includes quick, healthy recipes for the way we cook today. JOY is a timeless kitchen essential for this generation and the next.

Cooking Like a Master Chef
By Graham Elliot

Cooking Like A Master Chef

In the first cookbook from Graham Elliot, cohost of MasterChef and MasterChef Junior, 100 deliciously creative recipes show home cooks the basics of cooking and combining flavors—and then urge them to break the rules and put their own spin on great meals.


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