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Dear Match Book,

My girlfriend is a chef who loves anything to do with food. She’s a vegetarian, and mans a grill every weekend for an artisanal food shop. She hasn’t been able to read much over the last year while completing her master’s degree in food sciences, so now I want to find her a book on food that’s meaty but not too technical. She’s been reading a lot of hard science about fermentation and waste

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