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The 14 Best Cookbooks Of 2013 To Inspire Better Cooking In 2014

The year’s best books on food that teach, inspire, and make you hungry for more. Because you're an adult now, and it's time to start cooking like one.

1. D.O.M.: Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredients by Alex Atala

2. L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food by Roy Choi with Tien Nguyen and Natasha Phan

3. The A.O.C. Cookbook by Suzanne Goin

4. A Work In Progress: Notes on Food, Cooking and Creativity by Rene Redzepi

5. Toro Bravo. Stories, Recipes, No Bull by John Gorham and Liz Crain

6. Coi: Stories and Recipes by Daniel Patterson

7. Levant: Recipes and Memories from the Middle East by Anissa Helou

8. Anything that Moves by Dana Goodyear

9. Vegetable Literacy by Deborah Madison.

10. Seriously Bitter Sweet by Alice Medrich

11. Seaweeds: Edible, Available & Sustainable by Ole G. Mouritsen

12. The New California Wine: A Guide to the Producers by Jon Bonné.

13. Ivan Ramen: Love, Obsession, and Recipes from Tokyo’s Most Unlikely Noodle Joint by Ivan Orkin

14. Kitchen Things by Richard Snodgrass

Honorable mention: Le Livre Blanc by Anne-Sophie Pic; Traditional Recipes of Laos by Phia Sing; Cooked by Michael Pollan; Manresa by David Kinch.

Tienlon Ho writes about food and other things for Lucky Peach, The New York Times, and Lonely Planet. She reads cookbooks on her couch in San Francisco. Follow here on Twitter.