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Amazon Picks Top 10 Food Books: Seattle Represents

Amazon just released its Editors' picks for Top 10 Cooking Food & Wine Books of 2011, and three of the books have strong local connections. First is Papa Myhrvold's Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking. Second is Brad Parsons' Bitters. Parsons is an ex-Amazonian and former Seattle resident, who was inspired to writer Bitters at the suggestion of Il Bistro Bar Manager David Nelson. Finally, Horst Dornbusch may have authored The Oxford Companion to Beer. But, Pike Brewing Company's Charles Finkel curated and edited the illustrations. Finkel tells us that he used his own personal collection of beer memorabilia, which is displayed in Pike Brewing's Microbrewery Museum(a/k/a Pike Museum Room).

Here's the full list of Amazon's Top 10 Cooking Food & Wine Books:

*Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking by Nathan Myhrvold
*Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton
*The Oxford Companion to Beer by Horst Dornbusch
*The Cook's Illustrated Cookbook: 2,000 Recipes from 20 Years of America's Most Trusted Cooking Magazine by America's Test Kitchen
*Essential Pepin: More Than 700 All-Time Favorites from My Life in Food by Jacques Pepin
*Good Eats 3: The Later Years by Alton Brown
*Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas by Brad Thomas Parsons
*The Homesick Texan Cookbook by Lisa Fain
*Momofuku Milk Bar by Christina Tosi
*Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London's Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi