NYC's Egg Shop has developed a devoted following thanks to its tasty breakfast dishes, refreshing cocktails, and all-hours operation. Egg Shop: The Cookbook lets you recreate their best dishes at home. Across its 352 pages you'll find tips for properly cooking every kind of egg, secrets for boosting them beyond the usual cheese, onion, and hot sauce, and recipes for complete, more complex dishes that cover everything from sandwiches to bowls and burritos. A must-have for any at-home brunch enthusiast.
After leaving a career in television on MTV News, Tabitha Soren decided to follow another passion: photography. One of her passion projects is profiled in Fantasy Life: Baseball and the American Dream, a new book featuring her photos with help from best-selling author Dave Eggers. In 2002, Soren began photographing a group of minor leaguers in the Oakland A's system and followed these players through their baseball careers, on and off the field. Some left the sport, while others are still playing. Also, Eggers contributes five short stories detailing the roller coaster ride that many minor leaguers experience, from disappointments to a call-up to the majors.
Spring is almost here, and with it comes the start of barbecue season. Reading through Pitmaster: Recipes, Techniques, and Barbecue Wisdom is a good way to get up to speed. Penned by masters of the craft like Andy Husbands, Chris Hart, and Mike Mills, it's filled with information that will help you make the most of your cooking sessions, from tips and tricks on smoker operation to award-winning recipes. Each chapter features a guest pitmaster who specializes in a different style of 'cue, giving the book a wider range than you'll find in a typical tome of recipes.