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    The Best Cookbooks of 2021

    Even those of us who enjoy cooking go through periods where we feel uninspired by our usual rotation of recipes. But nothing snaps you out of a cooking funk quite like the thrill of a brand-new cookbook. Hundreds of cooking guides hit bookshelves this year, each of them a testament to the exciting-if-you-let-it-be art of cooking at home. And some stood out above the rest, with recipes that delivered on ease, creativity and, of course, flavor, while promising a glimpse of the cooks we can be if we just crack open the right book. Here are 14 cookbooks out of  

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    Essential recipes from Nigel Slater, Claudia Roden and Ottolenghi: the best food books of 2021 | Food

    Med: a CookbookClaudia Roden(Ebury, £28)More than 50 years after her groundbreaking, genre-defining A Book of Middle Eastern Food, Claudia Roden has produced another triumph that this time travels around the Mediterranean. The most revered of living food writers (by me at least) has relaxed. The recipes are simple and of course immaculate, the writing is effortless. Read and cook from it often. AJBuy it for adding to your Claudia Roden collectionOrder your copy at guardianbookshop.com Nigel Slater’s A Cook’s Book. Photograph: PR A Cook’s BookNigel Slater(4th Estate, £30)Subtitled The  

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    Food And Cooking Things We Tried And Loved In 2021

    2021 was our second year of working from home and the year we really ramped up our home cooking efforts. How’d we do it? Ordering frozen soup dumplings by mail, fancy pizza ovens and grills, and an unassuming, but incredibly effective herb preserver.These items were independently selected by staff and except where noted, they spent their own money on it. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as  

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    Food books cover a range of flavors, cooking styles: 57 recent titles to consider

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Those who enjoy their time in the kitchen are definitely not at a loss for recipes and cooking techniques, whether they use Instant Pots, air fryers or convection ovens. From salt to sourdough, Mexican to Mediterranean, salads to sous vide, the topics truly are across the board. Most of these 57 books came out in 2021, though a few came out during 2020. You can click on the link for online-buying details, and for those who like the service of local book shops, we offer a list of independent stores at the end. Bon Appetit! “Lost Restaurant  

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    4 best sous vide machines for cooking restaurant-quality food, according to professional chefs

    Getty Images/iStockphoto You don’t have to be a Michelin-star chef to master the technique of sous vide in the kitchen. This French method, in which food cooks in a vacuum-sealed bag typically placed in temperature-controlled water, allows for cooking a range of meats, fish and produce — from steak au poivre and halibut, to barbecue tofu and caramelized onions. Using this cooking method, foods retain their moisture, “resulting in a moister final product,” explains chef Daniel Carpenter of virtual restaurant operator Nextbite, who develops the company’s restaurant concepts and menus. The result is often a perfectly-cooked cut of just about  

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