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If you’ve ever wondered how James Beard award-winning chef Karen Akunowicz creates so many amazing flavors, you’ll definitely want to pre-order her new cookbook, Crave: Bold Recipes That Make You Want Seconds. Packed with more than 100 recipes over 240 pages with full color photos, it’s like getting expert advice from the creator of Fox & The Knife and Bar Volpe right in your own kitchen. Each section is organized by flavor and texture cravings, from “Crispy & Crunchy” or “Hearty & Homey” to “Sweet & Luscious,” and you’ll get the “wow” factor to plates like Tomato Salad with Toasted Sesame Vinaigrette, Chicken Cacciatore, Ginger Scallion Lobster, Smoky Eggplant Dip, and more. The new book will be released Tuesday, September 19th, which is perfect for birthday gifting your favorite Virgo, or for stashing away for a tasteful holiday present. Order your copy from your favorite bookseller here ($35 each), and keep your eye on Akunowicz’s IG for updates on release parties and book signings this fall and winter.

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