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Chef Ben McPherson head shot
"I am a cookbook collector," says Ben McPherson of Prohibition. "Have over 1,000 cook books." Photo by © William Hardin
Vanessa O'Donnel Ooh La La horizontal
Vanessa O’Donnell, owner/chef of Ooh La La Dessert Boutique, reads cookbooks and food magazines, but she also loves the classics. Photo by Kimberly Park
Bernie of Bernie's Burger Bus with burger 1 November 2014
Justin Turner of Bernie's Burger Bus sticks with food reads. Bernie's Burger Bus/Facebook
John Sheely, Mockingbird Bistro, chef, December 2012
John Sheely of Mockingbird Bistro lists his favorites, including Blessing of a Skinned Knee by Wendy Mogel and Kingdom of Fear by Hunter Thompson. Photo by Paula Murphy