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For the Cook
James Beard, the original celebrity chef, was always a champion of home cooking. The Essential James Beard Cookbook, a collection of his best recipes, is an encyclopedia of classic dishes, from old-fashioned meatloaf to a pear tart tatin.
To buy: $35, amazon.com.
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