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5 Simple (But Beautiful) Cookbooks for Mom
The Farm: Rustic Recipes for a Year of Incredible Food by Ian Knauer
The gist: A former Gourmet test kitchen cook uses common ingredients to make modern versions of classic American dishes.
The "wow" recipe: Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie
The recipe she'll make again and again: Brick Chicken with Corn and Basil Salad
Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard by Nigel Slater
The gist: A British food writer combines cookbook, produce/gardening guide, and ode to his own backyard garden.
The "wow" recipe: Crisp Pork Belly with Sweet Peach Salsa
The recipe she'll make again and again: Baked Rhubarb with Blueberries
How to Cook Everything: The Basics by Mark Bittman
The gist: Bittman gets down to the nitty-gritty, with 1,000 photographs of everything from dicing vegetables to recognizing when meat is done.
The "wow" recipe: Vanilla Peach Smoothie
The recipe she'll make again and again: Skillet Pork Chops with Apples
What to Cook and How to Cook It: Fresh and Easy by Jane Hornby
The gist: The author of 2010's What to Cook and How to Cook It turns her attention to fruits and vegetables, focusing on what's in season.
The "wow" recipe: Mango and Raspberry Pavlova
The recipe she'll make again and again: Gazpacho
Salad for Dinner: Complete Meals for All Seasons by Jeanne Kelley
The gist: Combining contrasting colors, flavors and textures, vegetarian and non-veg salads can make wonderful and hearty meals.
The "wow" recipe: Buttermilk Fried Chicken Salad
The recipe she'll make again and again: Kale with Lemon, Parmesan, and Almonds
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