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Bookmark This: Favorite Cookbooks for Thanksgiving

This time next week, we'll be celebrating Thanksgiving. To arm you with delicious tools to make the day a success, the PEN Center USA staff has selected their favorite cookbooks. Here’s to gourmet treats!
Libby Flores:
The Homesick Texan’s Family Table: Lone Star Cooking from My Kitchen to Yours by Lisa Fain
“Every recipe makes me proud to be from Texas. Show up to a dinner party with one of these dishes, and everybody will start saying ‘y'all.’”
Grant Hutchins:
Counter Intelligence: Where to Eat in the Real Los Angeles by Jonathan Gold
“Restaurant recommendations for all moods and budgets in neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles. A necessity for the cooking-challenged Angeleno.”
Michelle Meyering:
The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters
The Art of Simple Food: The title says it all, really. Culinary badass Alice Waters encourages you to buy local, high-quality ingredients, and then teaches you how to cook those ingredients simply.”
Lilliam Rivera:
Puerto Rican Cookery by Carmen Aboy Validejuli
“This is an old school cookbook that features traditional criolla cooking. It’s a must.”
Geneva Skeen:
Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen
“Christians : Bible :: Vegetarians : The Moosewood Cookbook
Stacy Valis:
The Greens Cookbook: Extraordinary Vegetarian Cuisine from the Celebrated Restaurant by Deborah Madison

“It has the best black bean chili recipe in the universe, and you can add turkey to it, which is how it relates to Thanksgiving and its leftovers.”