With summer starting, cooking books start heating up bookstore
shelves. Here’s the top five foodie tomes from Chaucer’s Bookstore
in Loreto Plaza.

1 Silver Spoon, by Phaidon Press:
Finally, an English-language version of Italy’s most revered
cookbook for the past 50 years, compiling the recipes of 14 Italian

2 Sunday Suppers at Lucques: Seasonal Recipes from
Market to Table, by Suzanne Goin:
A whopping 132
recipes from L.A.’s favorite Sunday brunch haunt.

3 Everyday Italian, by Giada De
Today’s hottest celebrity cook/Food Network TV
host shares more than 120 recipes.

4 La Bonne Cuisine de Madame E.
Another first-time translation, this
cooking book is the French counterpart to our Joy of Cooking.

5 Taste of Southern Italy: Delicious Recipes and a
Dash of Culture, by Marlena de Blasi:
Tuscany and
more is revealed in this cookbook that often reads more like a
lively memoir full of villages and colorful characters.


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