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Cookbooks that range from health-conscious to hedonistic

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1 Andrew Weil

TRUE FOOD: SEASONAL, SUSTAINABLE, SIMPLE, PURE

Weil, the M.D. and best-selling health expert, is part owner of True Food Kitchen, which bills itself as one of the healthiest restaurants in America. Its namesake cookbook features global cuisine (citrusy tabbouleh, garlicky soup fortified with a medicinal herb) that derives flavor from spices, not fat.

2 Magnus Nilsson

FAVIKEN

Just 28, Nilsson is routinely counted among the world's greatest chefs. He opened Faviken on a remote Swedish farm near the Arctic Circle in 2008. Primarily interested in vegetables, Nilsson creates recipes that are as strange, intricate and wonderful...

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