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A sampling of Seattle-flavored cookbooks filling shelves (and tablets) this year.
The Secret Lives of Baked Goods
by Jessie Oleson Moore
Weaving the stories behind classic sweets into more than 40 recipes, CakeSpy.com “dessert detective” Jessie Oleson Moore sleuths her way through dessert lore. In addition to the backstories of Boston cream pie and baked Alaska, this history book–meets–cookbook includes mouthwatering photos to boot. Out now. Hardcover $24.95, eBook $11.99.
Trophy Cupcakes and Parties!: Deliciously Fun Party Ideas and Recipes From Seattle’s Prize-winning Cupcake Bakery
by Jennifer Shea
Recipes for favorites from the local cupcakery, like salted caramel and red velvet. But owner/baker/party-planner Shea sets the collection apart by including themed celebration ideas for adults and kids. There’s also a smattering of DIY craft instructions and decorating tips. Out September 24, 2013. Hardcover $24.95, eBook $14.99.
Gluten-Free Girl Every Day
by Shauna Ahern
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Working to further demystify gluten-free cooking, Ahern offers recipes that will appeal to readers with or without food allergies. (Her first book, Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef, was named one of 2010’s best cookbooks by The New York Times.) The Vashon resident’s latest is filled with seasonal, veg-centric recipes that are surprisingly simple to prepare. Out now. Hardcover $29.99, eBook $14.99.
In the Kitchen With the Pike Place Fish Guys
by the Crew of Pike Place Fish
An easy gift for just about anyone who’s witnessed the Market fish toss, with more than 100 seafood recipes from the men who sling 1.5 million pounds of it every year. A “How to Throw a Salmon” visual adds personality. Out now. Hardcover $30.00, eBook $14.99. SB