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What's Your Favorite Cookbook?

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Inspiration, information, mouth-watering photography -- our favorite cookbooks are like good friends with tasty secrets to share. We certainly have our favorites, but what about Valley chefs and restaurateurs in the Valley? What cookbook do they reach for first?

James Porter Chef and Owner, Petite Maison

White Heat by chef Marco Pierre White. If you haven't read it, pick it up ASAP. It's all about passion, dedication to the craft, and what it really takes to survive in this business. PS: A great book about cooking is a cookbook to me!

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