Oct 9, 2012 8:05 AM
We wouldn't necessarily call This is a Cookbook: Recipes For Real Life ($13) a cookbook for our real lives (we've had takeout twice this week thanks to late nights at work). But we would call it a scrumptious way to start cooking more like the pros. The authors, brothers and NYC restaurateurs Max and Eli Sussman do a kick-ass job of writing for the every(wo)man. If we ever decide to cure our own bacon, we'll trust this book to be our guide!