Books for Cooks

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    Sean Brock's Heritage is a great book. I got it for my girlfriend for christmas. We made one of the recipies, a slow roasted pork shoulder/butt and it was delicious.

    Also if you've watched Mind of a Chef, if you haven't you really should, He is in season 2 and a lot, maybe even all, of the stuff he cooks in that show he has recipes for in that book.
     
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    Cspirou They call me Sparky

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    Ive watched season 1 and partway through season 2. Its a good series produced by Anthony Bourdain
     
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    For the month of April the ebook for Franklin's BBQ is available for $3 from Amazon,Google Play,kobo and Barnes & Noble!

    I have the print version and it's really good. One thing though is if you are expecting a book full of recipes, then prepared to be disappointed. In the entire book there's maybe a total of 7 recipes.

    What you do get though is a very detailed manual on the entire smoking process. From types of smokers, different woods, trimming meat, etc. If you are serious about smoking then I consider this book essential to learn about the process, and at this price it's a no-brainer.
     
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    or, cheat and grab a sous vide and some pinking salt:p

    Last night's 72-hour brisket dinner:

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    Nice! Did you cook that in a hot tub?
     
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    72H @ 155 degrees.

    Moist.
     
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    If you like awesome bread, The Bread Baker's Apprentice, Peter Reinhart. Explains the steps and the whys, and a lot of nice recipes, too. Some of the recipes from this book rival the best highbrow restaurants if you can get your oven hot enough.
     
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    And the guy makes a great pizza dough!
     
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    Just added this to the Ottolenghi collection at our house. Lots of great recipes, his books are some of the few where I'm willing to try a recipe that doesn't sound good to me(after being pressured by my wife), more often than not I end up liking it.
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    If you happen to be in Las Vegas, go to the Forum Shops at the Caesars Palace casino. There's a Modernist Cuisine gallery with extremely detailed pictures from the books. You can also flip through all the books that are available in the back room. You could purchase them there at full retail price, but i would rather go buy them on Amazon.
     

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