The best new cookbooks for summer meals

By Bonnie S. Benwick
SF Gate

Breakfast with Beatrice (Beatrice Ojakangas)This is a book you could cook your way through - if you consider yourself a cook. One might argue that it describes a moderate kitchen rather than a minimalistone, as its stocked list of ingredients includes 110 pantry items, 53 seasonal ones and 22 dried spices. But the recipes are clear, the food looks appealing, and the tips are worth considering. To wit: You need only a half-cup and a single tablespoon measure for all your measuring needs; keep the junk drawer small; declutter every six months.

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