Read It & Eat: 7 Must-Have Cookbooks By NYC's Best Chefs

This city has no shortage of authors, and surely no shortage of chefs. And as of late, the narrative-cookbook-cum-food-novel has been rampant. For those who love to read, love to cook, or, what is far more likely, love to entertain the idea of cooking while finding themselves hung up gazing at food photos, take a look at the newest titles on the market from New York's best and most beloved chefs. After all, what's a kitchen without a little literary decoration?

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