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One of the best gifts to find under the Christmas tree is a new cookbook. It opens up new possibilities in the kitchen, new recipes to try, new stories to tell. Did you receive a new cookbook this holiday? Have you dove in yet? What recipes are you excited to make?

Personally, I'm looking forward to a chance to cook out of my friend Nancy Hachisu's new book, Japanese Farm Food (pictured above) and learn a little more about Japanese food, which I haven't cooked very much.

What about you? Any new books? Any recipes in particular you're eager to try?

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