"Knives Cooks Love: Selection. Care. Techniques. Recipes." By Sur La Table with Sarah Jay (Andrew McMeel Publishing; $25) helps cooks select the right knife for the job at hand.

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“Knives Cooks Love: Selection. Care. Techniques. Recipes.” By Sur La Table with Sarah Jay (Andrew McMeel Publishing; $25)

What it is: Everything you might ever want to know about choosing, using, storing, cleaning and maintaining cooking knives is likely contained in this knife bible’s 180 pages, part of Sur La Table’s cookbook series. The book also offers 20 appetizing recipes.

Praise and quibbles: The book is clear, user-friendly and easy to navigate for the beginner or veteran cook seeking practical tips.