This week’s recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen


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This week, Food staff members share our annual cookbook round-up:

Of the hundreds of food books that were published this fall, which are the ones you really want to have in your library? We in The Times’ Food section have some suggestions. After sifting through the lion’s share of new releases and cooking dozens of recipes from them, we’ve come up with an assortment of 10 books in a variety of categories that we can heartily recommend. We’ve got books from chefs and books from home cooks; there’s Italian, Moroccan and even Viennese; we’ve got a book on ground meat and a book on offal; we’ve even got a ‘book’ that isn’t really a book but could be the best food gift of all.


And of course we include recipes, like the brownie pie above!

We also delved into the world of electric pressure cookers. Sure, pressure cookers are great, but what if your cooker could also double as a rice cooker, steamer or even slow cooker? An electric pressure cooker might make a great holiday gift for the avid cook in your family. We also tested several popular models in our Test Kitchen and share the results. Oh, and we also share recipes.

This week’s recipes include:

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